Series

PolyLite™ LW-PLA

PolyLite™ LW-PLA is a low-density PLA that uses Polymaker’s Stabilized Foaming™ technology. This technology allows the PLA to re-foam after extrusion introducing a lattice foam structure that decreases the density by 30%. It prints using regular PLA settings and also produces a naturally matte surface finish which can hide the layer lines. LW-PLA is the perfect candidate where weight is critical and is popular among aerodynamicists.

Low density
Matte surface
Excellent printability

Color Range

Regular
SKU
PA08001
EAN
6938936710271
Color
Black
Diameter
1.75mm
Weight
0.8kg
SKU
PA08002
EAN
6938936710288
Color
White
Diameter
1.75mm
Weight
0.8kg
SKU
PA08003
EAN
6938936710295
Color
Grey
Diameter
1.75mm
Weight
0.8kg
SKU
PA08004
EAN
6938936710301
Color
Wood
Diameter
1.75mm
Weight
0.8kg
SKU
PA08007
EAN
6938936702160
Color
Bright Orange
Diameter
1.75mm
Weight
0.8kg
SKU
PA08008
EAN
6938936702177
Color
Bright Green
Diameter
1.75mm
Weight
0.8kg
SKU
PA08009
EAN
6938936702184
Color
Bright Yellow
Diameter
1.75mm
Weight
0.8kg
SKU
PA08010
EAN
6938936713760
Color
Bright Red
Diameter
1.75mm
Weight
0.8kg
Product Information Sheet
Safety Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet

FAQ

What is the difference between active foaming and passive foaming?

PolyLite™ LW-PLA is not an active foaming filament, which means it will not foam when extruded from the nozzle depending on the temperature. PolyLite™ LW-PLA is already pre-foamed.

What are the pros and cons between active and passive foaming?

Active foaming:
You need to heavily modify your printing settings depending on the temperature and setup to compensate the foaming expansion of the material when printing.
You need to print at very high temperature to achieve light weight results (~250_), these high temperatures will create a lot of defects on the print such as stringing and blobs.
At very high temperature, active foaming can achieve lighter print than passive foaming however the print may suffer of serious stringing defects.

Passive foaming:
You do not need to change any settings from your regular PLA settings (slight increase retraction) as PolyLite™ LW-PLA will offer light weight results even when printing at very low temperature (~190_C).
The lower the temperature the higher quality the print.

Is PolyLite™ LW-PLA good for RC Plane?

Yes, PolyLite™ LW-PLA is designed for ease of print and strong rigidity. For more information check out the review below about PolyLite™ LW-PLA for RC Plane application.

800g

Specifications

PolyLite™ LW-PLA

MEchanical Properties

(XY)Young's Modulus (MPa):
1688.5 ± 80.8 Mpa
ISO 527, GB/T 1040
(Z)Young's Modulus (MPa):
1726.3 ± 199.8 MPa
ISO 527, GB/T 1040
(XY)Tensile Strength:
24.4 ±0.3 MPa
ISO 527, GB/T 1040
(Z)Tensile Strength:
20.8 ± 0.9 MPa
ISO 527, GB/T 1040
(XY)Elongation at break(%):
8.8 ± 0.3 %
ISO 527, GB/T 1040
(Z)Elongation at break(%)
2.0 ± 0.4 %
ISO 527, GB/T 1040
(XY)Bending Modulus (MPa):
1958.9 ± 72.6 MPa
ISO 178, GB/T 9341
(XY)Bending Strength (MPa):
50.2 ± 1.6 MPa
ISO 178, GB/T 9341
(XY)Charpy Impact Strength:
2.4 ±0.3 kJ/m2
ISO 179, GB/T 1043

Thermal Properties

Glass Transition Temperature:
58.7 °C
DSC, 10°C/min
Melting Temperature:
58.7 °C
DSC, 10°C/min
Heat Deflection Temperature
(1.8MPa):
50.1 °C
ISO 75 1.8MPa
Heat Deflection Temperature
(0.45MPa)
54.2 °C
ISO 75 0.45MPa
Vicat Softening Temperature:
60.3 °C
ISO 306, GB/T 1633

Material Properties

Technology

Jam-Free™ technology improves the heat stability of Polymaker’s PLA filaments with softening temperatures over 140 °C. As a result, Polymaker’s PLA filaments show minimal softening in the “cold end” and can melt rapidly once entering the heating zone, leading to excellent printing quality with zero risk of nozzle jams

Stabilized Foaming technology

SKU List

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* Please note that availability of certain SKUs may vary by location and not all products may be accessible at every reseller. We recommend contacting your local reseller for specific product availability in your region. You can also contact our regional sales team for more details.

Color Range

Color Range

Diameter

Diameter

Weight

Weight
  • SKU
    EAN/ UPC
    Product Name
    Diameter
    Color Range
    Color Name
    HEX
    Weight
    Product Code Description
    • PA08001
      6938936710271
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA
      1.75mm
      Regular
      Black
      Not Yet
      0.8kg
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA/ 1.75mm/ Regular/
       Black
      0.8kg
    • PA08002
      6938936710288
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA
      1.75mm
      Regular
      White
      Not Yet
      0.8kg
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA/ 1.75mm/ Regular/
       White
      0.8kg
    • PA08003
      6938936710295
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA
      1.75mm
      Regular
      Grey
      Not Yet
      0.8kg
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA/ 1.75mm/ Regular/
       Grey
      0.8kg
    • PA08004
      6938936710301
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA
      1.75mm
      Regular
      Wood
      Not Yet
      0.8kg
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA/ 1.75mm/ Regular/
       Wood
      0.8kg
    • PA08007
      6938936702160
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA
      1.75mm
      Regular
      Bright Orange
      Not Yet
      0.8kg
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA/ 1.75mm/ Regular/
       Bright Orange
      0.8kg
    • PA08008
      6938936702177
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA
      1.75mm
      Regular
      Bright Green
      Not Yet
      0.8kg
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA/ 1.75mm/ Regular/
       Bright Green
      0.8kg
    • PA08009
      6938936702184
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA
      1.75mm
      Regular
      Bright Yellow
      Not Yet
      0.8kg
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA/ 1.75mm/ Regular/
       Bright Yellow
      0.8kg
    • PA08010
      6938936713760
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA
      1.75mm
      Regular
      Bright Red
      #D6001C
      0.8kg
      PolyLite™ LW-PLA/ 1.75mm/ Regular/
       Bright Red
      0.8kg

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