Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
jens

Anything stiffer than PLA?

Recommended Posts

If you print Colorfabb XT (clear - I heard the colored XT is a bit weaker than clear because of the color pigments) with 2 shells and 100% infill, and also print hot and with minimal cooling, then you get VERY STRONG parts.

XT is more flexible than PLA, but if your part is thick enough it will be very rigid.

I made some printheads that you can hit with a hammer and they'll still give you a hard time breaking them.

Edited by Guest
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I asked for material stiffness (as in E modulus, not sure what the correct English term is) because I had a very thin part in mind. I use PETG a lot (still not sure if Colorfab XT is the same) - it's significantly more flexible than PLA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Announcements

  • Our picks

    • Architect Design Contest | Vehicles.
      We're open for entries! - Design and submit your 3D designs of architectural entourage - vehicles - for a chance to win a large filament pack. Presenting an idea, an architectural design or something as big as an urban project isn't easy. A scaled model can really help to get your idea across.
        • Like
      • 24 replies
    • What The DfAM?
      I'm Steve Cox, an experienced engineer familiar with 3D printing. I wanted to share some DfAM guidelines with this community to help and make stronger parts.
      I'm also an Autodesk Certified Instructor for Fusion 360, so many of the images in ...
        • Thanks
        • Like
      • 22 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!