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Polymaker PolyLite PLA Glow In The Dark Green 1kg (1.75mm)

1.75mm

Luminous glow in the dark PLA filament / Features Polymakers Jam-Free™ technology.

3D Printing Australia and New Zealand

This product is 1.75mm filament diameter, please make sure this is compatible with your 3D printer.
AUD ($39.95 Incl Gst) $36.32 Ex Gst
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PolyLite PLA Glow in the Dark

PolyLite™ Glow in the dark PLA is a high quality PLA with powders that glow in the dark after absorbing light energy. This luminous green filament features a stronger and longer lasting luminous effect than many other glow effect colours.

Glow in the dark filaments are highly abrasive, we highly recommend to use a wear resistant nozzle when printing.

Features
 
  • Glow in the dark - PolyLite™ Glow in the dark PLA contains powders that glow in the dark after absorbing light energy. This green glow in the dark filament has the best luminous effect across Polymakers PolyLite™ Glow PLA range. Simply print your model and expose it in sunlight or UV light for around 30 minutes to get the best glow in the dark effect; ideal for printing glow sticks, figurines, party decoration piece, Halloween decorations, Christmas ornaments or gifts for kids.
  • Jam-Free™ technology - Polymaker have implemented their Jam-Free™ technology into PolyLite™ Glow in the dark PLA to improve the heat stability of the filament with softening temperatures over 100 °C which leads to excellent printing quality with zero risk of nozzle jams caused by heat creep [1].
  • Compatibility In Mind - PolyLite™ Glow in the dark PLA  is compatible with a wide range of 3D printers and works well with common printing surfaces with no heated bed required. A heated bed 40 - 60°C can provide better results (maximum 60°C).
  • Uncompromised Quality - PolyLite™ Glow in the dark PLA filament is made with the highest quality ingredients including Ingeo® from Natureworks. Natureworks is a world-leading biopolymers supplier based in the USA with a portfolio of high quality raw PLA materials produced from rapidly renewable plant resources. Combining Polymakers innovative R&D technologies, compounding and extrusion systems with Natureworks Ingeo® resins produces a reliable 3D printing filament to print beautiful and accurate models.
 

[1] Heat creep is the the process of heat spreading irregularly throughout the hot end, one common example is with all metal hot end designs. Once heat creeps towards the cold end, the PLA filament softens prematurely in the cold end and expands resulting in a jam. Polymakers Jam-Free™ technology increases the heat resistance of the filament itself (not the printed part) to 100˚C which prevents the filament from prematurely softening in the cold end and can still melt rapidly once entering the heating zone.

To learn more about PolyLite™ PLA Glow in the dark, click the "Suggested Applications", "Specifications & FAQ" and "Polymaker / Quality" tabs.

PolyLite Special Effect PLA Comparison

PolyLite PLA Glow in the dark

Compare the special effect versions of PolyLite™ PLA with the chart below.

To compare Polymakers base PLA formulas (PolyLite™, PolyMax™, PolyTerra™) see our our Polymaker PLA comparison guide.

  PolyLite™ PLA PolyLite™ Silk PLA PolyLite™ Glow PLA PolyLite™ Galaxy PLA PolyLite™ PLA-CF
Type of PLA PLA Silk PLA Glow in the dark PLA Glitter / Sparkle PLA Carbon Fiber PLA
Description High quality PLA Special effect high gloss PLA with metallic / silk-like surface Special effect PLA with powders that glow in the dark after absorbing light energy Special effect PLA with glitter particles Specialty PLA with 8% carbon fiber by weight
Nozzle Temperature Range 190°C - 230°C 190°C - 230°C 190°C - 230°C 190°C - 230°C 190°C - 230°C
Rigidity
(X-Y)
High High High High Moderate - High
Tensile Strength
(X-Y)
46.6 MPa 51.5 MPa N/A 46.6 MPa 28.28 MPa
Toughness
(X-Y)
Low Impact Strength Low Impact Strength N/A Low Impact Strength Moderate Impact Strength
Jam-Free Technology
(Resistance to heat creep)
Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Glass Transition Temperature 61°C 56°C N/A 61°C 61.8°C
Special Feature - Best layer adhesion.
- High rigidity & strength.
- Available in both opaque colours and natural (translucent) colour.
- High gloss gives parts an attractive silk or metallic sheen.
- Surface finish achieved with no post-processing required.
- Silk formula offers slightly higher impact strength than regular PolyLite™ PLA.
- Special glow in the dark effect.
- Based on PolyLite™ PLA formula.

- Particles give a unique visual effect that helps to hide layer lines.
- Based on PolyLite™ PLA formula.

- Carbon fiber adds a unique and attractive matte surface finish that helps to hide layer lines.
- Carbon fiber changes mechanical properties, beneficial for some functional applications.

Special Notes N/A It's not possible to implement Polymakers Jam-Free™ technology in Silk PLA. Additives are abrasive, wear resistant hardware (i.e nozzles) required. Larger nozzles (i.e 0.6mm) required to print with the glitter particles. Carbon fibers are abrasive, wear resistant hardware (i.e nozzles) required.

Data taken from Polymakers Technical Data Sheet and is intended for reference and comparison purposes only. Due to the nature of 3D printing, data should not be used for design specifications or quality control purposes.

PolyLite PLA Glow in the Dark Filament

Applications

PolyLite™ Glow in the dark PLA is a special effect PLA material engineered to print fun and luminous 3D prints. Glow in the dark PLA materials offer similar printer compatibility but they do require additional considerations to print such as using a hardened steel nozzle to prevent excessive wear and tear on the printer.

This PolyLite™ Glow in the dark PLA filament has been used to print a wide range of fun and exciting projects including:

  • Glow in the dark toys.
  • Gifts for kids.
  • Light swords and glow sticks.
  • Party, Halloween and Christmas decorations.
  • Glow in the dark fashion and festival attire.
  • Innovative glow in the dark products for your industry.

Print your model and expose it in sunlight or UV light for around 30 minutes to get the best glow in the dark effect. PolyLite™ Glow in the dark PLA displays similar properties to PolyLite™ PLA making it a good choice for functional applications that don't require a high heat resistance or high impact resistance.

Printing Settings
Nozzle Temperature 190°C - 230°C
Build Plate Temperature 25°C - 60°C
Build Surface Material Works well with most build surfaces i.e Glass, Blue Tape, BuildTak® etc
Build Surface Treatment Can apply Magigoo Original or PVA glue to the build surface to improve adhesion.
Cooling Fan ON
Printing Speed 40 mm/s - 60 mm/s
Recommended Support Material Single Extrusion:
Self Support

Dual Extrusion:
PolyDissolve™ S1 (Dissolve in tap water)
PolySupport™ (Easy break-away support material)

Based on 0.4 mm nozzle. Printing conditions may vary with different printers and nozzle diameters.

We highly recommend to use a wear resistant nozzle when printing PolyLite™ Glow In The Dark PLA. Glow-in-the-dark additives are highly abrasive on printer components and will quickly wear a brass nozzle or brass extruder gear.

For a better and longer lasting glow time print your models with extra perimeters or 100% infill and charge up your models with sunlight or some high powered lights.

For other tips printing PolyLite™ Glow In The Dark PLA, feel free to contact us!


Specification
Net Weight 1kg
Material Type Glow in the dark PLA
Density 1.17  (g/cm3 at 21.5˚C) 
Colour Natural / Green Glow 

Compatibility

PolyLite™ Glow In The Dark PLA has been engineered with compatibility in mind to print excellently on a wide range of 3D printers. As the glow in the dark additives in this material are highly abrasive we recommend customers first install a more wear resistant nozzle before printing with this filament.

Of course with thousands of unique 3d printer models on the market, we can't guarantee each filament type will work with every 3D printer.


STORAGE & DRYING

Before packaging, PolyLite™ Glow In The Dark PLA is dried to ensure the best printing quality and filaments are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. When not in use PolyLite™ Glow In The Dark PLA should be stored away from sunlight in the packaged resealable bag.

Like other PLA filaments, PolyLite™ Glow In The Dark PLA is susceptible to absorbing moisture from the air which can subsequently effect the quality and mechanical properties of the final prints. We recommend storing PolyLite™ PLA in the PolyBox™ or a dry cabinet during printing to prevent moisture absorption which will lower the quality of the print. The PolyBox™ keeps the filament at dry conditions (relative humidity of 15% or less). 

If you hear popping sounds and notice that the surface quality of your print is uneven or the color is not consistent, this is a likely indicator that the filament has absorbed too much moisture. Spools of PolyLite™ Glow In The Dark PLA can be dried in a preheated convection oven at 50˚C for up to 6 hours. Results may vary depending on the accuracy of your oven so please be conservative. For more information about filament drying please read our user guide.


FAQ

Q: How can I achieve the best glow?
A: The additives in glow-in-the-dark PLA filament absorb light energy and re-emit this energy as visible light. For the best glow effect you should first charge the model with sunlight or UV light before putting it in the dark.

Q: Does Jam-Free™ technology prevent all filament jamming?
A: Jam-Free™ technology is designed to prevent jamming caused by heat creep. There are many reasons why a material may jam, such as printing with the wrong extruder temperature or incorrect nozzle height; Polymaker's Jam-Free™ technology won't prevent jamming in these cases.

Q: What support materials can I use with this product?
A: If your 3D printer supports multi-material 3D printing, PolyLite™ PLA is compatible with Polymaker’s PolySupport™ and PolyDissolve™ S1 filament. PolySupport™ is a breakaway support material which can be easily peeled away and PolyDissolve™ S1 is a water dissolvable support material, ideal for complex geometries.

Don't know where to start? Or which filament will suit your application? We have a broad range of support options including telephone support. Contact us today!

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At the core of Polymaker is their research & development laboratory, this is where all Polymakers materials are formulated and fine-tuned from the ground up to create the best in class 3D printing materials. Their precision testing equipment combines the latest advancements in technology to ensure they are ahead of the game.

PolyLite™ PLA Glow like all other Polymaker materials is manufactured using state-of-the-art polymer processing technologies and equipment. Polymakers rigorous quality control processes ensure industrial standards of reliability for a consistent customer experience.

Tolerance - Polymakers custom developed extrusion, control and monitoring solutions to ensure filament tolerance and roundness meet Polymakers strict quality standards.
Reliable Mechanical, Colouring & Printing Properties - Every batch of filament products are tested to ensure all quality specs (melt flow, softening point, mechanical, diameter, round-ness) are met.
Drying & Vacuum Sealing - Before packaging, all Polymaker filaments are dried to a moisture level of < 0.1% to ensure the best printing quality and are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. All vacuum packaged products are left for 24 hours before boxing to ensure they are leak-free.

Polymaker Cardboard Spool

Polymaker are in the process of phasing in their new sustainable packaging while using up their plastic spools to save resources and avoid waste. We cannot guarantee which packaging you will receive during the transition stage but what we can guarantee is that you will receive the same high-quality filament that you expect from Polymaker. 

PolyLite™ PLA Glow is wound on Polymakers 1kg carton spools, manufactured from recycled cardboard. The cutaway and weight gauge on the side of the spool make it easy to see exactly how much filament is left for your next printing project. PolyLite™ PLA Glow's recycled cardboard packaging and carton spool are the first step taken towards creating more eco-sustainable products. The spool is packaged in a vacuum sealed resealable bag to ensure your filament is moisture free. Like all other PLA filaments, PolyLite™ PLA Glow is hygroscopic so we recommend keeping this bag for filament storage.

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