ECOMAX® Tough PLA is a unique filament created to offer superior ductility and lower gloss when compared to standard PLA. We formulated this engineering-grade material for industrial applications that require a more robust set of properties than what is usually available from typical the PLA.

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ECOMAX® Tough PLA 3D Printer Filament

Tough PLA is a unique filament created to offer superior impact resistance, ductility, and lower gloss when compared to standard PLA. Developed for industrial-grade applications which require a more robust set of properties than what’s usually available from the typical PLA.

Tough PLA is a biopolymer derived from plants. Our premium blend of ECOMAX® PLA is made right here in the USA from 100% virgin PLA Natureworks biopolymer resin and state-of-the-art compounding technologies to achieve its toughness. It’s famous for being perfectly suited to practically all desktop 3D printers, including the Prusa, Ender, Flashforge, Anet, Creality, Lulzbot, Makergear, Ultimaker, and may more printer families.

PLA is most well-known for its ease of printing, stiffness, and extremely high visual print quality. Tough PLA builds upon PLA’s foundation and greatly improves the material’s properties. It is ideal for prototypes, concept models, and end-use printed parts for hobbyists to industry engineers alike!

Print Recommendations

Ext Temp 1

Extruder Temp

Bed Temp

Bed Temp

Chamber Temp

Heated Chamber
Not required

Nozzle Settings

Nozzle Specs
No special concerns

Bed Adhesion

Bed Adhesion
Magigoo Bed Prep

Layer Height

Layer Height
No special concerns

Drying Filamen

Drying Specs
65°C for 4 hours

Water Soluble Support

Works best with
X1 USM Water Soluble Support

Benefits of Tough PLA Include:

  • Greatly improved impact resistance and ductility while still being among the easiest materials to 3D print with
  • Ideal for printing without a heated bed, no enclosure required
  • Low shrinkage, warping, and easy printability, Tough PLA prints great on practically any desktop 3D printer
  • Very low odor, perfect for 3D printing in home and office environments
  • Made from plants makes PLA a renewable biopolymer
  • Gorgeous surface quality and low-gloss to make printed parts look beautiful and highly technical

Filament Specifications:

1.75mm and 2.85mm +/- 0.05mm in diameter

Recommended Print Settings:

  • Extruder: 200-230°C
  • Bed Temp: 23-60°C
  • Bed Prep: Magigoo Bed Prep Adhesive gives us the best results
  • Heated Chamber: Not required
  • Supports: Water soluble AquaTek X1 USM works great for complex parts.
  • Drying Instructions: 65°C for 4 hours.


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