Algix 3D has chosen 3D Printlife to be the sole manufacturer of their unique and sustainable filaments. We are thrilled to integrate their line of high performance, sustainable materials into our portfolio as we work together to improve sustainability in 3d printing. DURA has improved toughness, elongation and brittleness compared to conventional PLA and ABS. DURA is 100% biodegradable, does not release toxic fumes and does not require a heated bed or heated chamber like ABS. Final parts printed with DURA have a very smooth finish where the print layers are nearly invisible. DURA has better heat resistance and layer adhesion than PLA and has higher print resolution than ABS. DURA filament is made from majority renewable content and is compostable.
1.75Mm; high quality; tight tolerances
Compostable; environmentally sustainable; non-toxic
Vibrant color palette; smooth texture of finished parts
Print at temperature range of 175-195°C
Spool diameter 17.78Cm; spool width 2.86Cm; spool hub hole 5Cm
Physical Properties DURA™ Characteristic Effects Melting Point (°C) 155 Polymer melting temperature Diameter Tolerances (mm) ± 0.05 Variation in filament size Ovality (mm) 0.04 Difference between two diameters measured across the filament’s profile Density (g/cm3) 1.29 Density of filament material Melt Flow Index (195°C) 12.5 Viscosity of filament in molten state Tensile Strength at Yield (MPa) 29 The force required to deform Tensile Elongation at Yield (%) 18 The amount of stretching before deforming Tensile Modulus (MPa) 2754 The rigidity or resistance to stretching Toughness (J) 0.68 The amount of energy required to deform Failure Mode Ductile Type of failure experienced at deformation Heat Deformation Temp (°C) 120 Temperature at which a part will begin to deform after being post annealed Volatile Compounds Detected 6 Number of identified compounds released during 3D printing Volatiles with Toxicity Concerns ≤ 1 Number of identified compounds with a toxic health hazard rating according to GHS exceeding the exposure threshold *Dependent on manufacturer Presence fluctuates and not present in food grade certified resin (available by special order)
3D Printing Tips • To achieve the best performance, store DURA™ filament in a cool, dry place as it can absorb moisture from the air, and long-term exposure to high humidity conditions can compromise almost any filament quality and performance. • Print in an area with good airflow, low humidity and minimal temperature fluctuations. • Be sure your build plate is level, clean and oil-free before printing. DURA™ filament adheres well to glass or plastic and does not require a heated build plate or heated chamber like ABS filament. • If your machine does have a heated build plate, we do advise using it for larger prints set at a temperature of 60°C, and if your machine has a fan, we recommend using it for most prints. • It is recommended to use a water based glue stick before starting prints to ensure the first layer of the print sticks to the plate. • This filament will run best at an extrusion temperature of 175-195°C (2.85mm filament usually prints at the higher end of this range). • If prints appear stringy lower temp in 5°C increments until your prints appear satisfactory. • For more stability and a higher quality print, consider experimenting with infills of 10-35% as well as print speeds of 50-100 mm/s. Reduce layer height to 0.10mm. • For prints with curvatures, it is recommended to turn on rafts and supports in your settings.