Polymaker PolyLite PLA Red 1.75mm 1kg

High quality PLA / Features Polymakers Jam-Free™ technology

3D Printing Australia and New Zealand

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Polymaker PolyLite PLA Filament

PolyLite™ is a family of 3D printing filaments made with the best raw materials to deliver exceptional quality and reliability. PolyLite™ covers the most popular 3D printing materials to meet your everyday needs in design and prototyping. PolyLite™ PLA is a high-quality PLA designed for reliability and ease of printing.

PolyLite™ PLA features Jam-Free™ technology:

Jam-Free™ technology improves the heat stability of Polymaker’s PLA filaments with softening temperatures over 140 °C. As a result, Polymaker’s PLA filaments show minimal softening in the “cold end” and can melt rapidly once entering the heating zone, leading to excellent printing quality with zero risk of nozzle jams caused by heat creep.

Click the 'Quality & Technologies' tab to learn more about this technology.

Polymaker Jam-Free PLA technology

Features

Compatibility In Mind - High Quality PLA filament compatible with a wide range of 3D printers including models from Makerbot, FlashForge, Monoprice, Lulzbot, Ultimaker, Prusa Research, Raise3D, Tiertime and other popular extrusion based 3D printers (Heated bed may be required in some cases).

Easy to Print - Works well with common printing surfaces such as the blue tape, Kapton tape, glass, BuildTak, etc. No heated bed required but can be used for better results (up to 60°C).

Safe and Clean - Polymaker use only PLA resins from Nature Works for the filaments manufacture. PolyLite™ PLA is also plasticizer free.

Affordable Technology - Polymakers industry leading filament quality and Jam-Free™ technology now available at an affordable price.

Uncompromised Quality - With Polymaker's leading quality control process and rigorous in-house testing, you can rest assured that PolyLite™ PLA will produce beautiful, reliable and accurate printed parts.

To learn more about PolyLite™ PLA, click the "Why people are using it", "Quality and Technologies" and "Specifications & FAQ" tabs.

Polymaker PolyLite PLA Filament

Derived from renewable resources such as corn starch and sugarcane, PLA is one of the most popular 3D Printing materials for prototypers, educators and hobbyists due to its low printing requirements and excellent dimensional stability at a low cost. 

When compared to other PLA filaments, PolyLite™ PLA has been specifically optimized and designed with 3D printing in mind.

  • Features Polymakers Jam-Free™ technology to prevent heat creep related jamming.
  • Fantastic stiffness and tensile strength.
  • Minimal printing requirements.
  • Exhibits excellent dimensional stability for large 3d printing projects.

PolyLite PLA Giant Lego

Giant bulldozer at the Polymaker booth at TCTAsia / Designed by Matt Denton and printed in PolyLite™ PLA & PolyMax™ PLA

PolyLite™ PLA is an excellent choice for low cost general purpose 3D printing projects. The most popular product in the PolyLite family, PolyLite PLA is a high quality and premium PLA filament available in a vibrant range of colours at an affordable price.

PLA is already recognized as one of the most beginner friendly materials but with some 3D printers susceptible to heat creep, that reliable experience with PLA isn't shared by everyone. Polymakers Jam-Free™ technology is engineered to provide an easier solution to heat creep by increasing the softening temperature of the filament.

PolyLite™ PLA has minimal warping and shrinking compared to other materials, perfect for applications featuring flat surfaces and hard angles, or requiring tight tolerances for fit.

PolyLite PLA Filament

PolyLite PLA case 3D printed with PolyDissolve™ S1 supports.

PolyLite™ PLA prints with excellent inter-layer adhesion and users with a dual extrusion 3D printer can print with Polymakers PolyDissolve™ S1 or PolySupport™.

PolyDissolve™ S1 is a dedicated support material engineered to deliver water dissolvable supports with perfect interfacing and improved part surface quality. PolyDissolve™ S1 is compatible with a wide range of material types and Polymaker filaments. PolySupport™ is a dedicated support material engineered to break away easily by hand without the risk of damaging the part.

Polymaker 3D Printing Filament

Polymaker is an international team passionate about 3D printing. They produce the very best 3D printing materials by controlling every stage of production. With a diverse portfolio of materials ranging from high performance plastics to unique aesthetic solutions, Polymaker will continue to add cutting edge materials to its ever-growing portfolio.

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. Our precision testing equipment combines the latest advancements in technology to ensure they are ahead of the game.


Jam-Free™ technology

Polymaker Jam-Free TechnologyPolymakers patented Jam-Free™ technology dramatically improves the heat stability of their PLA filaments, by combining the latest development in biopolymer formulation and advanced polymer processing technologies. As a result, PolyLite™ PLA filament exhibits a high softening temperature of more than 140 °C, over 80 degrees higher than other PLA filaments currently on the market. So while printing, the filament will never soften in the “cold end” and can melt rapidly once entering the heating zone. This leads to extremely smooth printing and no more nozzle-jams caused by heat-creep!

Where is heat creep common?

  • 3D printers with cheap or older extruder designs.
  • 'Higher Temperature' or enclosed 3D Printers.
  • Dual Extrusion 3D Printers (as the filament sits idle for long periods of time)

Please note there can be many causes for why any filament may jam, including printing too close to the bed. Polymakers Jam-Free™ technology is designed to prevent jams caused by heat creep.  Jam-Free™ technology increases the softening temperature of the filament, not the heat resistance of printed parts. Parts printed in PolyLite PLA exhibit normal thermal properties and heat resistance.


Industry Leading Quality Control

Polymaker 3D Printing Filament

PolyLite™ PLA like all other Polymaker materials is manufactured using state-of-the-art polymer processing technologies and equipment. Polymakers rigorous minimum 8 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.


Packaging

Transparent Spool: PolyLite™ PLA is wound on Polymakers 1kg transparent spools. With the transparent spool, it is easy to see exactly how much filament is left for your next printing project.
Resealable Bag: PolyLite™ PLA is packaged in a vacuum sealed resealable bag to ensure your filament is moisture free. Like all other PLA filaments, PolyLite™ PLA is hygroscopic so we recommend using this bag for filament storage. 

Printing Settings
Nozzle Temperature 190˚C-230˚C 
Build Surface material Glass, Blue Tape, BuildTak® 
Build surface treatment None required, can apply PVA glue to the build surface
Build plate temperature 25˚C-60˚C
Cooling fan ON
Printing speed 40mm/s-60mm/s
Recommended support material (optional) PolyDissolve™ S1, PolySupport™

Note: Based on 0.4 mm nozzle and Simplify 3D v.3.1. Printing conditions may vary with different printers and nozzle diameters

For other tips printing PolyLite™ PLA, click to read our starters guide to 3d printing most filament types or contact us!

Storage & ​Drying: When not in use PolyLite™ PLA should be stored away from sunlight in the packaged resealable bag. If the filament does absorb moisture, spools can be dried in a preheated convection oven at 80˚C for up to 8 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.


 

Specification
Net Weight 1kg
Diameter 1.75 mm
Density 1.17 - 1.24 (g/cm3 at 21.5˚C)
Technologies Jam-Free™ Technology

Technical Data

Mechanical Properties:
Young’s modulus:
2636 ± 330 Mpa
Tensile strength: 46.6 ± 0.9 Mpa 
Bending strength: 85.1 ± 2.9 Mpa
Impact strength: 2.7 ± 0.2 kJ/m2

Thermal Properties:
Glass transition temperature:
61°C 
Vicat Softening temperature: 63˚C 
Melting Temperature: 150˚C

We have full MDS and technical data sheets for PolyLite™ PLA and all other Polymaker products. Contact us to enquire!

The typical values presented in Polymakers data sheet are intended for reference and comparison purposes only. Due to the nature of 3D printing they should not be used for design specifications or quality control purposes.


Compatibility

PolyLite™ PLA has been engineered with compatibility in mind to print excellently on a wide range of 3D printers. 

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.


FAQ

Q: How does PolyLite™ PLA compare to other PLA materials?
A: Like Polymaker's other products, PolyLite™ PLA is designed specifically with 3D printing in mind. PolyLite™ PLA is manufactured with Polymaker's patented Jam-Free™ technology to prevent heat creep jamming and during R&D, significant time was spent optimizing the softening temperature, material flow and printing characteristics to ensure excellent results on a wide range of 3D printers. 

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: Can PLA be printed at large scales without warping?
A: One of the benefits of PLA is the ability to print large parts with excellent dimensional stability; we have many customers printing large full-size printing projects in PolyLite™ PLA. Please note that while PLA materials don't warp in most situations, printing with poor first layer adhesion can cause any material to warp and printing or the heated bed too hot can cause any PLA filament to crystallize rapidly, creating internal stress and warping.

Q: What support materials can I use with this product?
A: Polymaker’s PolyDissolve™ S1 or PolySupport™ filament are the recommended support filaments for PolyLite™ PLA. If your 3D printer is not equipped for multi-material, self-support can be used. 

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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