|Nozzle Temperature||190°C - 220°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||Typically none required. Some printers may benefit from PVA glue or Magigoo Original applied to the build surface.|
|Printing Speed||30 mm/s - 50 mm/s|
|Recommended Support Material||Single Extrusion: Self Support|
Dual Extrusion: PolyDissolve™ S1 or PolySupport™
Based on 0.4 mm nozzle. Printing conditions may vary with different printers and nozzle diameters.
Like other foam PLA filaments, PolyWood™ can tend to have more stringing than regular PLA which is relatively easy to remove with tweezers or a scalpel. To reduce stringing during printing we recommend to adjust the retraction settings and increase the print head travel speed.
STORAGE & DRYING
Before packaging, PolyWood™ is dried to ensure the best printing quality and filaments are vacuum sealed to protect the filament from moisture. When not in use PolyWood™ should be stored away from sunlight in the packaged resealable bag.
Like other PLA filaments, PolyWood™ is susceptible to absorbing moisture from the air which can subsequently effect the quality and mechanical properties of the final prints. We recommend storing PolyWood™ 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 PolyWood™ can be dried in a preheated convection oven at 70˚C for up to 8 hours. Results may vary depending on the accuracy of your oven so please be conservative.