Ultimaker has developed filaments with superior formulation for incredible print quality. And to optimize every print, there are Cura material profiles that can take care of everything or give you in total freedom.
Ultimaker PLA - Key Features
Ultimaker Tough PLA is a technical PLA filament with toughness comparable to Ultimaker ABS. Ideal for reliably printing technical models at larger sizes, our Tough PLA offers the same safe and easy use as regular PLA.
With an impact strength similar and higher stiffness compared to Ultimaker ABS, Tough PLA is less brittle than regular PLA and gives a more matte surface finish quality. Heat resistance is similar to standard PLA filaments, so printed parts should not be exposed to temperatures above 60 °C.
More reliable than ABS for larger prints, with no delamination or warping. Ultimaker Tough PLA is also compatible with Ultimaker support materials (PVA and Breakaway) giving full geometric freedom when designing parts.
Suitable for: Functional prototyping, tooling, manufacturing aids.
Not Suitable for: Food contact and in-vivo applications. Long term outdoor usage or applications where the printed part is exposed to temperatures higher than 60 °C.
Reasons to choose Ultimaker Tough PLA over Standard PLA
- If you are looking for a material that is stronger and less stiff or prone to snapping
- Tough PLA will have a more matte finish vs. Ultimaker PLA
- For Mechanical Properties similar to ABS yet will bond with PVA and Breakaway support material
- For parts that will undergo functional stress
We’ve spent thousands of hours developing Cura profiles to suit our materials, so you can reliably print with optimized print quality. It means that when you’re ready to go, all you need to do is click print – and everything works seamlessly.
For best results with Engineering filaments, consider the Advanced 3D Printing Kit for added reliability.