PA Neat is a polyamide (nylon) filament with no additives and pure functionality. Hence the name, PA Neat. Demand for functional filaments is ever growing. The base PA formulation is similar to the ColorFabb PA_CF Low Warp, released last year, but without the carbon fiber. This also means that this material is much less abrasive then the previous version and plays nice with your nozzles.
Let’s compare PA with PLA, still the most popular material in the market. PLA is Poly Lactic Acid with a heat distortion temperature (HDT) of 45 degrees C. It is not temperature resistant and fairly brittle. Although easy to print, it lacks real functionality for most applications. PA (polyamide) on the other hand has a continuous service temperature of 120C thus highly temperature resistant and tough. This makes it a perfect material for the professional user to make durable prints that need to perform.
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3D print speed:
30 – 40 mm/s
Heated bed (if you have one, not strictly necessary):
ambient – 50C
0% fan cooling is adivesed to achieve best possible layer to layer adhesion. If a geometry needs cooling a maximum for 50% regular fan speed is advised.
Due to high stiffness of 2.85mm filament we recommend users to use spoolmounts which have some friction between spool and holder, to prevent unspooling of filament.
The filament may absorb moisture from the environment. If absorbed moisture levels are too high, users will see excessive oozing of material on travelmoves and rough outer surface of printed parts. Drying is advised using filament dryers, drying temperature set at 70-80C for 4-6 hours.
Nothing will impact your 3D printing results like the kind of filament you use. Good filament is highly consistent in diameter, is wound evenly onto the spool with just the right amount of tension, and will not tangle when being unwound. 3D Universe offers a wide range of high-quality filaments to choose from. We provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all filament we sell. If you have any problems, just send back the unused portion of the spool for a full refund. Check out our filament collection...
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