From high impact prototypes to functional products, MakerBot’s Tough PLA Filament is specifically tailored for engineering and design applications. Fully optimized for the Replicator+, Replicator (5th generation), and Replicator Z18, Tough PLA allows you to print jigs, snap fits, and other fixtures that must withstand repeated mechanical stress. Consistent and dependable, it produces prints with the durability of ABS and the reliability PLA. It’s less prone to warping or curling, maintaining accurate layer adhesion for parts that require dimensional stability. Tough PLA is designed to work in conjunction with the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+; included with every bundled purchase of 3 spools.
With Tough PLA filament, parts can be printed that exhibit greater flexibility than PLA without the brittle characteristics that lead to fracturing during bending. Its high tensile strength, combined with superior impact resistance, offers a full spectrum of options for designers. Flexible snap fits, jigs, fixtures, and threaded components can be 3D printed according to the user’s exact design intent. Since Tough PLA contains particulates that contribute to its strength, it requires the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+ to be installed within your unit. The extruder’s advanced drive system works in sync with MakerBot’s firmware in order to offer superb print quality and smooth print flow.
1.75 mm Tough PLA filament is sold as a 3-pack bundle and includes a swappable, Tough PLA Smart Extruder+ with every purchase. Each spool measures 25 cm in diameter and weighs 7.81 lbs; packaged securely in vacuum sealed bags with a desiccant in order to protect it from moisture. The spools are designed to fit into the filament loading bays of the Replicator+, Replicator (5th Gen), and Replicator Z18. Tough PLA filament is available in Slate Gray color and additional colors will be released in the future.
For consistently excellent results, every 3-spool bundle of Tough PLA includes an expendable Smart Extruder+. The bundled Smart Extruder+ is specifically optimized for Tough PLA, and should be used only with the included spools.
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