SKILCRAFT® 3D PLA Pro

 Professional grade PLA with higher heat resistance, making it easier to print

About SKILCRAFT 3D PLA Pro

SKILCRAFT 3D PLA Pro is a high heat grade resin developed specifically for the manufacturing of high-performance 3D printer filament.

PLA (Polylactic Acid) filament is an environmentally-friendly, safe-to-use biodegradable thermoplastic. PLA is often recognized as the easiest material to work with in 3D printing because of its ease of use, dimensional accuracy, and low cost.

Compared to Standard PLA, SKILCRAFT 3D PLA Pro has higher heat resistance and is easier to print. A non-toxic, biodegradable material, our PLA Pro is suitable for food and drink contact, broadening the scope of this versatile material’s potential applications.

Available in 1 kg / 1.75mm in Black, White, Natural.

SKILCRAFT 3D PLA Pro is on GSA Advantage under NCSS Contract #47QSMA18D08P8.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Printing temp. 
190-230c 
Peak melting temp. 
165-180c 
Heated bed  
None required 
Print-bed temp. 
55-70c if needed  
Bed adhesion  
High water content hair spray or painter’s tape 
Annealing temp. 
80-130c
Filament weight/diameter 
1 kg / 1.75 mm 
Colors available
BlackWhiteNatural
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Success Tips

Before starting your print, consider:

  1. Has your material been exposed to moisture? If it is new and in the vacuum-sealed bag with desiccate, you should be fine .But if there is a risk of exposure, it is best to remove as much moisture as possible for optimum printing. Drying the filament in a heated oven environment from 100-120 degrees F should do the trick. Our spool is made of recycled polycarbonate, which withstands much higher temperatures than typical spools mad of HIPS.
  2. If your application requires maximum strength, we recommend post-annealing after the print is complete. Annealing is a reheating process at a lower temperature that reduces stress in the material and creates a stronger bond. This 1) yields better mechanical and thermal properties and 2) reduces the possibility of cracking due to contraction and expansion over time. Typically, you perform the annealing in an oven at a temperature range of 176-266° F (80-130° C)

Other considerations:

  • Recommended Print Speed: we find results are best at a speed of 40 ñ 100 mm/s
  • For prints with curvatures, we recommend turning on rafts and supports in your settings
  • For more stability and a higher quality print, we suggest adjusting three settings:
    • (1) reduce the speed of the extruder to 30-60mm/second;
    • (2) Increase infill to 30%;
    • (3) Reduce layer height to 0.10mm

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