Glass Filled PLA - 500g (1.1lbs) Spool

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Glass Filled PLA 3D printer filament is an engineering-grade filament that can be used on any machine capable of printing standard PLA. Glass Filled PLA filament offers similar benefits of standard PLA such as a very low warp, low odor, and printing without a heated bed. The glass fibers added to the composite make-up allows it to be stronger, tougher and more flexible than parts 3D printed in standard PLA.

In a comparison to parts 3D printed in standard PLA, Glass Filled PLA parts are:

  • 1.4 times stronger than PLA at 57 MPa of max tensile strength.
  • 1.3 times tougher than PLA with 34 J/m of Impact Toughness.
  • 1.9 times more flexible than PLA with a tensile elongation of 3.4% before failure.

Note: Printing with composite filaments containing hard materials such as Glass-filled PLA can cause increased wear in 3D printer nozzles made out of brass or other relatively soft materials. We recommend upgrading to a steel or hardened extruder nozzle if you plan on doing extensive printing with these materials.

500g (1.1lbs) spools

Glass Filled PLA
Recommended Extrusion Temperature: Glass Filled PLA prints well at 180-210 C. These are general starting points for Glass Filled PLA, actual temperatures will vary from one printer to another.
Recommended Nozzle size: 0.5mm or larger diameter nozzles. Smaller diameter nozzles can be used but have a higher likelihood of clogging.

Recommended Retraction Settings:

0.25mm per 0.1mm of nozzle diameter

(ie. 1.25mm retraction when using a 0.5mm diameter nozzle)

Recommended Print Surface:

Hot - A heated bed is not necessary, though if you have one, set it to 40 C.

Cold - Blue Painter's tape, glass with a coat of glue, Buildtak surfaces

PLA bonds very firmly to acrylic. Printing directly on an acrylic surface is not recommended.

Print Cooling fan?

Print cooling fans are highly recommended with PLA-based filaments and usually result in a very noticeable improvement in the appearance of the print. Print cooling fans also greatly improve the ability to bridge gaps and print overhanging areas without support when using PLA-based filaments.

 Safety Data Sheet

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