Our Metal PLA is one of the most popular materials for 3D printing. And for a reason: it has a relatively low melting temperature, low warp properties and is biodegradable (at least under warm and moist conditions). This 1.75mm PLA filament is a hard and strong plastic especially produced for 3D printing, use it to your imagination!
For successful printing correct temperature settings are essential. The material properties of PLA are shown in the table below. At the glass transition temperature the polymer changes technically from a solid to a rubber. As a result the strength of PLA parts is reduced when used above this temperature. At the melting temperature (it is more a melting range to be precise), the viscosity drops dramatically and the polymer can be pushed through a nozzle. Doesn’t that sound like printing? The printing temperature is always higher than the melting temperature to achieve proper heat transfer to the filament.
|Glass transition temperature||+/- 55 °C|
|Melting temperature||175 °C|
|Nozzle temperature||195 °C ~ 220 °C|
Use them as a starting point, optimal values for your specific printer may vary from the values shown above, depending on e.g. nozzle diameter, printing speed and layer height.