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Makerbot Method Tough PLA Gray 1.75mm 750g

Precision Tough PLA. Compatible with Makerbot Method.

AUD ($185.00 Incl Gst) $168.18 Ex Gst
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Tough is a relatively new category of material that has a PLA base with modifiers to increase its tensile modulus to make it more impact-resistant. The combination of ease of use, office-friendliness, and durability / machinability make it great for mid-stage prototypes. Tough has an incredibly high elongation before break making it highly durable – this can be seen when printing extremely thin living hinges, which can be bent back and flexed many times before breaking. While highly durable, Tough can lack the higher quality surface and detail finish of both PLA and ABS.

Printer Compatibility

Makerbot METHOD Tough PLA is compatible with the MakerBot METHOD 3D Printer using the Model 1 extruder.

Storage & Drying

When the material is not stored in the material bay, store MakerBot Method Tough PLA material in the included vacuum-sealed metalized polyester bag. This helps avoid moisture absorption from air and long-term exposure to humidity which can compromise material quality and performance. Make sure the built-in desiccant is in the spool to absorb any moisture exposure during the material loading process.

If you notice that the surface quality of your supports is uneven or the color is not consistent, this is a likely indicator that the filament has absorbed too much moisture. Spools of Makerbot Method Tough PLA can be dried inside the Makerbot Method 3D printer.

Technical Data

Data based on Makerbots internal testing of injection molded specimens of METHOD Tough PLA filament.

Mechanical Property Value Testing Method
Tensile Modulus 2800 MPa ASTM D638, 50 mm/min
Tensile Strength at yield 35 MPa ASTM D638, 50 mm/min
Flexural Modulus 2600 MPa ASTM D790, 15 mm/min
Strain at Yield - Elongation >52.7%  
Notched Impact Strength 220 J/m ASTM D256

Thermal Properties Value Testing Method
Heat Deflection 49 - 52°C  ASTM 648, 66 psi

For full SDS and technical data sheets for Makerbot METHOD Tough PLA and other filaments. Contact us to enquire!

Net Weight 750g
Diameter 1.75 mm
Spool Smart Spool for Makerbot Method


Q: What support materials can I use with this product?
A:  MakerBot Method PVA is a compatible support material for Makerbot Method Precision Tough PLA

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