Polymaker PolyLite ASA - Black
An Improved Alternative to ABS
Polymaker's PolyLite ASA is a great alternative to traditional ABS. There are a few reasons why you should print with ASA over ABS including increased UV resistance. ASA also has very similar mechanical properties to ABS, making it great for outdoor use.
Don't waste your time fiddling with settings, and get printing right away. Check out our pre-tested print settings below to get started printing with your brand new filament even faster. Some settings may change slightly depending on your 3D printer.
- Hotend Temperature: 240°C - 260°C
- Bed Temperature: 75°C - 95°C
- Print Speed: 30mm/s - 50mm/s
- Fan: Off
For Direct Drive Extruders
- Retraction Distance: 1mm
- Retraction Speed: 20mm/s
For Bowden Tube Extruders
- Retraction Distance: 3mm
- Retraction Speed: 40mm/s
(Only if the material has absorbed water)
- 70°C for 6hr
Features of Polymaker PolyLite ASA
Excellent UV & Water Resistance
Polymaker PolyLite ASA features excellent resistance to Ultra-Violet light as well as water. This makes it a great material for outdoor use. Many other 3D printable materials, such as PLA and ABS, are not very resistant to UV light. This means that their colors will fade quickly, and they will also lost most of their mechanical properties. This leaves you with pale, cracked parts after relatively short periods of time outside. PolyLite ASA will hold onto its color and mechanical properties in outdoor conditions much better than these traditional 3D printing materials.
Incredible Mechanical Properties
As mentioned previously, ASA has mechanical properties very similar to ABS. While both ABS and ASA are slightly harder to print with than PLA, it is worth it because they produce much stronger, durable, and heat resistant parts than PLA. ABS is a traditional manufacturing material used widel in injection molded parts, and ASA inherits the mechanical properties that make ABS one of the most widely used thermoplastics. Check out all of the technical specifications below.