Printing Guidelines

 

Product NameABSPLA+PLA toughNylon 6Nylon 12Flex 98HIPS
PolymerAcrylonitrile butadiene styrenePolylactic acidEnhanced polylactic acidPolyamide 6/66 CopolymerPolyamide 12Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)High impact polystyrene
Printing Temperature*220-250°C210-240°C210-240°C240-270°C255-275°C220-260°C220-260°C
Density (g/cc)1.051.241.221.141.011.161.04
Build plate temperatureRequired 
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 fansOFFON 
(except 1st layer)
ON 
(except 1st layer)
OFFOFFON
ON

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

Usability Test on Ultimaker 

 

Product NameABSPLA+PLA toughNylon 6Nylon 12Flex 98HIPS
Printing Temperature*
240°C210°C210°C250°C235°C235°C235°C
Build plate temperature80°C(50-60°C)(50-60°C)60°C60°C60°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 NameABSPLA+PLA toughHIPS
Printing Temperature
235°C255°C255°C235°C
Build plate temperature80°C30°C30°C80°C
Cooling fansAuto100%
100%
Auto
Retraction
1.5 mm1.5 mm1.5 mm
1.5 mm
Nozzle0.4 mm0.4 mm
0.4 mm
0.4 mm
Z-Suite > External MaterialsABS-based materialsGlass-type materialsGlass-type materials
ABS-based materials  
* All materials have been tested using Z-Suite parameters.