Fire engine red APLA filament is an advanced PLA filament from 3DFuel made using Natureworks 3D850 polymer. It has high tensile strength and improved heat resistance over normal PLA filaments. In fact when it has been annealed at 110-120C for 10-20mins it has higher crystalline tensile strength than ABS Filament! 3DFuel APLA filament is:
- Low odour
- Higher print detail/resolution
- Excellent first layer adhesion
- Improved adhesion between layers
- Reduced warping, curling, and failed prints
3D850 is a biopolymer created by NatureWorks specifically for 3D printing applications. Ingeo bioplastics are made by take naturally occurring plant sugars, like Dextrose, add micro-organisms to turn it in to Lactose and then with the lactic acid molecules creating a polymer specifically for 3D printing.
APLA Filament recommended print settings
- Tolerance: +/- 3%
- Bed Temperature: 0-60ºC
- Printing Temperature: 185-215ºC
- Print Speed: 40-100mm/sec
How to Anneal your 3D850 3D printer filament
To get the maximum strength out of your 3D printed part, we recommend a post- annealing procedure that could be done in your oven at a range of 80- 130C to promote increased crystallization and further improve the heat deflection temperature. For best results:
- Preheat the oven or toaster oven.
- Place print on room temperature baking sheet.
- Place baking sheet into oven/toaster oven.
- Turn the oven off.
- Wait for oven to cool before removing print.
Note: Shrinkage and/or warping may occur. The degree of shrinkage/warping depends heavily on the part geometry.