MakerBot Tough PLA Filament 3D Printing Material

Flexible and durable for accurate 3D printing

MakerBot Tough PLA Filament is as durable as ABS. However, it’s also more resistant to warping during the printing process, which ensures you get a more accurate result that is truer to the original CAD file than ever.

Designed for use with the new Tough PLA Smart Extruder+, featured on the new Makerbot Replicator+, the Slate Grey Tough material lets you create longer-lasting objects that are more flexible and harder-wearing than those made using PLA. This makes them impact resistant and able to withstand flexing and folding for longer, so are more representative as a test print before switching to a full-size 3D production machine.

The new material is particularly suited to creating functional prototypes and for prototyping jigs and fixtures with threaded and snap fits, where accuracy is key.

Tough Material Bundle

MakerBot is making it easy to get started with Slate Grey Tough material by bundling three 1kg spools with the Tough PLA Smart Extruder+. This can be swapped out for the regular Smart Extruder+ in the MakerBot Replicator, Replicator Z18 and Replicator+, but is not designed for use with the Replicator Mini or Mini+.

This ease of switching back and forth between the regular and Tough print extruders whenever you need to work with a different grade of material makes MakerBot’s desktop machines more versatile than ever.

The Print application, which optimises model slicing prior to reproduction by the printer, works alongside the enhanced firmware in the Tough Smart Extruder+ head and printer to control material deposition. It is required for working with the Tough material and is available as a free download from the MakerBot site.

Key specifications

  • Spool reel weight: 0.9kg
  • Material diameter: 1.75mm
  • Tough Smart Extruder+ nozzle aperture: 0.4mm
  • Compatibility: MakerBot 5th generation Replicator, Replicator+ and Replicator Z18 (this product is not designed for use with the Replicator Mini or Mini+)
  • Availability: 1 December 2016





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