Recomended Print Settings
PLA / Polylactic acid is a bio-degradable thermoplastic most commonly used in most FDM 3d printers.
- Easy to Print
- Durable and Relatively Strong
3d printed parts from PLA are the most common and widely used in prototyping and product development or prove a concept. Parts printed from PLA are used in product models and presentation in:
- movie props.
Nozzle temperature 190°C- 220°C
Recommended print surface BuildTak, Blue Painters Tape
Heat Bed Temperature 40°C – 60°C
Part Fan on
Printing speed 50mm/s – 85mm/s
Raft Distance 0.1mm – 0.2mm
Retraction Distance 1mm – 3mm
Retraction Speed 20mm/s – 40mm/s
Threshold Overhang Angle 45°)
ABS or Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is one of the most common industrial thermoplastics. It has great mechanical properties and good heat resistance up to 90°C but maybe more difficult to print due to 1st layer adhesion and warping. ABS must be printed with a heated bed and enclosure. Air circulation or filter is recommended.
PETG or Polyethylene Terephthalate glycol-modified is a widely used industrial thermoplastic. PETG is known for it’s strong and durable properties along with good heat resistance similar to ABS but easier to print. 3d printed PETG parts are good for funtional parts that require strength.