MakerBot® Tough PLA Filament

MakerBot Tough PLA Filament 

Ideal for:

Existing and Prospective MakerBot customers:

  • Engineers
  • Designers

MakerBot Tough PLA Filament Bundle

MakerBot Tough PLA filament and Tough Smart Extruder+

3-Pack in Slate Gray Bundled with the MakerBot Tough PLA Smart Extruder+

Create durable, high-impact strength prototypes and fixtures with this bundle. It includes 3 spools of Tough PLA Filament and the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+. Engineers and designers can save time and money with a filament that’s as tough as ABS and as reliable to print as PLA.

We know that reliability and consistent performance is a priority for professionals and the MakerBot Tough PLA bundle is a complete solution to get started with minimal downtime.

The bundle comes with the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+, which is optimized for consistent print quality and reliability with MakerBot Tough PLA.

This optimization allows us to guarantee reliability for the life of the bundle.

Tough Durable Parts

 

Machine and Finish

Throw your printed part into the CNC or drill press; tap some threads and bolt on a steel bracket, or sand the surface and paint for a finished presentation piece. Whatever your design challenge, MakerBot Tough filament makes it easy to test and present your parts in real-world applications.

MakerBot Tough PLA is a functional material that MakerBot developed to address the specific needs of designers and engineers.

FOUR COLORS

Four MakerBot Tough filament colors for creators who need to color code their parts or want more creative flexibility in presentations.

  • Slate Grey
  • Safety Orange
  • Stone White
  • Onyx Black

5 key features

  1. Similar tensile, impact, and flexural strength to ABS
  2. Greater durability than PLA —which means it can flex more than PLA before it breaks
  3. Suitable for printing jigs and fixtures with threaded and snap fits that can withstand repeated use
  4. Warps less than ABS during printing, which makes for more reliable print results
  5. MakerBot Tough PLA and the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+ are optimized to provide consistent results and ease-of-use.

LOCAL MOTORS

Local Motors uses MakerBot Tough filament to 3D print their self-driving car

Frederik TjonnelandLearn how designers and engineers at Local Motors use MakerBot Tough filament to meet their prototyping and in-house production needs at every step of the process.

“There’s a huge difference between using an outside part manufacturer and having that capability in-house. The convenience of being able to print a part on a MakerBot 3D printer and have it in your hand in a couple hours is not only cheaper, but also reduces lead times and allows us to iterate that much more quickly.”

- Frederik Tjonneland, Design Engineer, Local Motors

Compatibility and Requirements

To print Tough PLA Filament, you must choose the bundle with the appropriate Tough PLA Smart Extruder+ for your printer.

There’s a Tough PLA Smart Extruder+ for the below:

  • MakerBot Replicator+
  • MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer (5th Generation)

There’s a Tough PLA Smart Extruder+ for the below:

  • MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Software

MakerBot Print is required to print with Tough PLA and the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+

Prior to Printing

Be sure your build plate is level, clean, and oil-free

Note:

Printing regular MakerBot PLA through the Tough Smart Extruder+ voids this extruder’s warranty. 

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