PolyLight 1.0 – LW PLA

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PolyLight 1.0 – LW PLA

In-house developed and produced Airplane grade LW PLA Filament.

50 USD (43 EUR) for 2.2lbs/1kg (2-2.7kg normal PLA equivalent)

Specification:

  • light gray color
  • min 2.3x foaming factor (or more, depends on temperature)
  • Diameter: 1.75mm @ tolerance (+/- 0.02mm)
  • Weight: 1kg/335m (2.2lbs/1,100ft)
  • Temp: HE 230-250°C BED 55-60°C
  • Resealable bag to avoid moisture

 

In stock (can be backordered)

$45.00

Product Description

Following the success of our in-house produced PolyAir 1.0 focused on improving the toughness of single-wall printed RC models, we’re presenting the PolyLight 1.0 – The active foaming lightweight LW-PLA material. Depending on hotend temperature, the material increases its volume more than twice during extrusion resulting in very lightweight parts. Suitable especially for smaller models and parts where strength is not so critical.

Pros:

  • Less than half the weight of standard PLA
  • More than double the print volume from a single spool (more than 2kg normal PLA equivalent)
  • Strong inter-layer adhesion
  • Controllable active foaming
  • Easy to clean and sand any imperfections
  • Easy to glue with CA
  • Less visible layers
  • Not translucent

Cons:

  • Less stiff than PLA – can be controlled by extrusion multiplier and temperature
  • Lower glass transition temperature, but with lower volumetric density, less prone to warping on a Sun
  • Foaming during travel moves means more stringing, however, easily removable

Great for LW Planes or weight reduction of any model

PolyLight 1.0 is recommended especially for our LW Planes models designed to be printed in single-pass (vase) mode with reduced travel moves but used wisely it can also be used as a complement to the PolyAir to improve the wing loading of any of our models. For example, every gram saved on tail parts counts more than twice in the need to balance the model improving weight distribution.

Cost-effective

Since the filament foams up when being printed, a single spool lasts for more than twice the amount of parts in volume, compared to non-foaming filaments. Lowered wing loading results in lower stall speed and impact energy when things go sideways. That means the model is less prone to damage and it actually saves costs.

Suitable for painting

We chose to make the material in light grey colour, that’s the most universal base colour for painting. Models printed in light grey are not translucent and therefore it’s easier to create a good-looking scale paint job. Parts can be easily sanded to make a nice surface finish.

High quality and eco friendly

The filament is produced from premium ingredients, with tight tolerances on our automated production line and comes in a resealable bag for convenient use. Spools are made from recycled plastic waste.

Available shipping country (max 6 spools per order):

Australia, USA, South Korea, Japan, China, Austria, Belgium,Taiwan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Serbia and many more…

How it works

Download - Print - Assembly - Fly
  • 1
    Creating process of digital modelling

    Extensive hi-tech 3d structural reinforcement resulting in solid yet lightweight airframe thanks to additive 3Dprinting technology

  • 2
    Printing and testing

    Each plane has been thoroughly tested to find ideal shape and best possible inner structure

  • 3
    Distribution

    Choose your aircraft, download 3d files and print as many you need. Using your desktop 3Dprinter