It is true that the vast majority of makers love to print with PLA filament, because it is cheaper, due to the variety of colors and unlike other types of filaments we have fewer problems with warping and the best thing is, it is biodegradable.
But depending on the project, if we need to produce pieces with more resistance, we opted for ABS filament that allows us a fast and stable printing without sacrificing the hardness and resistance of the
Thanks to an exclusive formulation of NatureWorks we are manufacturing our PLA INGEO 870 filament with a diameter of 1.75mm or 2.85mm for 3D printers with FFF / FDM technology.
What do we highlight of this new material?
· Achieve impact resistance greater than ABS by 50%
· If we carry out the post-annealing process, we will be able to increase its resistance up to 120%
· Ease of printing as it is a polymer such as PLA
· Nozzle temperature: between 200ºC and 230ºC
· Bed temperature: between 50ºC and 60ºC
What is post annealing?
Annealing is a process of increasing temperature to improve the firmness, tensile strength and heat resistance of a given object.
To do this, we must put the pieces in an oven at a temperature of between 110ºC and 120ºC for about 20 minutes, we can use a conventional oven.
It is important that during this time we are aware of the pieces so that they are not deformed by the heat and, we can be calm because it does not produce smoke or bad smell during the process.
When you remove the pieces from the oven, once they have cooled, you will see that they are more resistant and have hardened, losing some of their flexibility.