This HTPLA uses Ingeo's tried and true 3D850 PLA, adored by casual and professional makers alike. I hope I've done a good job giving it a little bit of a boost in printing behavior and strength and I do have people who say that it works very well for them as a general 'Pro' PLA with the added option of being suitable for high temperature applications.
Printing temperature ranges from 200C - 225C depending on your printer and how fast you are trying to push plastic out of your nozzle. Personally I'd start at 210C if you're throwing it alongside your existing settings. Further advice on 3D Printing settings can be found at the bottom of the materials page.
It has a very high rate of crystallization allowing it to be annealed (reheated) after printing for much greater heat stability. It is suitable for hot water applications like coffee mugs or a trip through the dishwasher. How physically demanding your application is will determine the exact 'operating' temperature. For instance, it's possible a hot soup serving spoon might bend or flex undesirably during use.
You can anneal it by dunking it in boiling water for a minute or two or by placing it on a cookie sheet in your oven at around 200F - 230F for 10-30 minutes. Slight warping and shrinking of printed parts often occurs so there is some trial and error involved in producing the finished piece you want, this amount seems to be about the same or slightly less than other HTPLA on the market and is very dependent on part geometry and printing conditions. If you're unsure about where to start in your HTPLA journey, I'll confess I've just thrown annealed parts into the dishwasher and let them slowly anneal over time as they get used, though this would not be a suitable method for ensuring full crystallization before service in a demanding application.
Some people with all metal hotends have reported bizarre under extrusion with this PLA. The current theory has to do with how tight the hotend has been screwed together and that PLA left in the nozzle can crystalize at seams and cause jamming. I've attempted to replicate this issue a number of times without success so it's possible that it is due to a low frequency manufacturing variation.
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