Printing Guidelines

 

Product Name ABS PLA+ PLA tough Nylon 6 Nylon 12 Flex 98 HIPS
Polymer Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene Polylactic acid Enhanced polylactic acid Polyamide 6/66 Copolymer Polyamide 12 Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) High impact polystyrene
Printing Temperature* 220-250°C 210-240°C 210-240°C 240-270°C 255-275°C 220-260°C 220-260°C
Density (g/cc) 1.05 1.24 1.22 1.14 1.01 1.16 1.04
Build plate temperature Required
80-110°C
Optional
50-70°C
Optional
50-70°C
Required
90-110°C
Required
90-110°C
Optional
50-70°C
Required
60-90°C
Cooling fans OFF ON
(except 1st layer)
ON
(except 1st layer)
OFF OFF ON
ON

* Printing temperature may vary depending on printer, printing speed, and nozzle type. 

Usability Test on Ultimaker 

 

Product Name ABS PLA+ PLA tough Nylon 6 Nylon 12 Flex 98 HIPS
Printing Temperature*
240°C210°C210°C250°C235°C235°C235°C
Build plate temperature80°C (50-60°C)(50-60°C)60°C 60°C 60°C80°C
Cooling fans20%
100%
100%
100%
100%70%20%
Retraction
0.7 mm0.65 mm0.65 mm
0.7 mm
0.7 mm
0 mm
0.7 mm
Nozzle0.4 mm0.4 mm
0.4 mm
0.4 mm
0.4 mm
0.4 mm
0.4 mm
Printing speed
55 mm/s
60 mm/s
60 mm/s
30 mm/s
30 mm/s
40 mm/s
55 mm/s
Minimum speed
(first 2 layers)
10 mm/s
10 mm/s
10 mm/s
10 mm/s
10 mm/s
10 mm/s
10 mm/s

Regular/Maximum fan speed threshold
15 sec10 sec
10 sec
5 sec
5 sec
15 sec
15 sec


* Printing temperature may vary depending on printing speed and nozzle size. 

Usability Test on Zortrax  

  

Product NameABS PLA+ PLA tough HIPS
Printing Temperature
235°C 255°C 255°C 235°C
Build plate temperature 80°C 30°C 30°C 80°C
Cooling fans Auto 100%
100%
Auto
Retraction
1.5 mm 1.5 mm 1.5 mm
1.5 mm
Nozzle 0.4 mm 0.4 mm
0.4 mm
0.4 mm
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* All materials have been tested using Z-Suite parameters.