Ultimaker Tough PLA is a technical PLA (polylactic acid) material with a toughness similar to ABS. It is ideal for printing functional prototypes and tooling at larger sizes – without fear of delamination or warping. Ultimaker Tough PLA offers the same safe and easy use as regular PLA.
With an impact strength similar and higher stiffness compared to Ultimaker ABS, Tough PLA is less brittle than regular PLA and gives a more matte surface finish quality. Heat resistance is similar to standard PLA filaments, so printed parts should not be exposed to temperatures above 60 °C. Ultimaker Tough PLA is more reliable than ABS for larger prints, with no delamination or warping.
Ultimaker Tough PLA is also compatible with Ultimaker support materials (PVA and Breakaway), giving full geometric freedom when designing parts.
|Build surface treatment
||Can apply Magigoo Original or PVA glue to the build surface
|Build plate temperature
|Recommended support material (optional)
||Ultimaker PVA, Ultimaker Breakaway
Ultimaker Tough PLA can be printed on the Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 and Ultimaker 3 family printers using an AA print core. On other Ultimaker 3D printers you may use this material experimentally, although no official print profiles are supplied. Tough PLA can be used experimentally by selecting PLA as a starting profile.
Storage & Drying
It is recommended to store Ultimaker Tough PLA material in a resealable dag with desiccant away from sunlight. This helps avoid moisture absorption from air and long-term exposure to humidity which can compromise material quality and performance.
The 3D printed test specimens were printed in the XY plane, using the fine quality profile in Ultimaker Cura 3.1, an Ultimaker 3, a 0.4 mm AA print core, 90% infill, 0.1 mm layer height, and 205 °C nozzle temperature.
||ISO 527 (1 mm/min)
|Tensile Strength at yield
||ISO 527 (50 mm/min)
|Elongation at break
||ISO 527 (50 mm/min)
|Notched Impact Strength
|Glass Transition Temperature
For full SDS and technical data sheets for Ultimaker Tough PLA and other filaments. Contact us to enquire!
Q: What support materials can I use with this product?
A: Ultimaker Tough PLA is officially supported with Ultimaker PVA and Ultimaker Breakaway support material.
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!