MATERIALS

The VAAPR bed works with a variety of materials, but correct settings must be used. Please use the following table as reference to ensure you get the best release.

VAAPR beds have better adhesion and release if the first layer is printed hotter than usual. Print the first layer slowly, and ensure the Z offset is calibrated.

PLA
Adhesion: Excellent
Release:
Excellent
Release Temp:
29-35°C
Bed Temp:
60°C
First layer Hotend Temp:
220°C
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
FormFutura PLA
Priline PLA
Esun PLA+
Overture PLA
PolyTerra PLA 
BASF PLA
Brands Used by Customers:
Printed Solid Jessie PLA
Hello3D Marble PLA
3DFilaPrint PLA
Esun PLA
Print-me PLA
Sunlu PLA/PLA+
Filamentum PLA
Proto-pasta PLA/HTPLA
Polymaker PolyTerra PLA
ReFlow rPLA
AzureFilm PLA
Fiberlogy Fibrewood
Notes:
A staple material that works very reliably. Have had success with every brand tested.

To reduce warping with some brands, drop bed temp to 50 after first layer. Especially helpful with matte PLA like PolyTerra
ABS/ASA
Adhesion: Good
Release:
Excellent
Release Temp: 
40-60°C
Bed Temp:
105-110°C
First Layer Hotend Temp:
260°C
(All metal hotend recommended)
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
Filaments.ca ABSEsun ABS/ABS+
Brands Used by Customers:
3DFilaprint ABS/ABS-X/ASA-X
Filamentum ABS
Flashforge ABS (incompatible)
Notes:
Works extremely well with most brands tested, enclosure can help with layer adhesion. All-metal hotend may be required to reach optimal temperatures.
PETG/
CoPolyester
Adhesion: Excellent
Release:
Varies by brand. See Notes
Release Temp: 
29°C
Bed Temp:
65-85°C
First Layer Hotend Temp:
250-260°C
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
Polymaker Polylite PETG
Brands Used by Customers:
3DFilaprint PETG
Taulman T-Glase PETT
Sunlu PETG
Polymaker Polylite PETG
ReFlow rPETG
Notes:
Make sure release is tested before sending multiple prints. Especially for parts with large bases. High-temp PETG tends to release better.

All metal hotend may be required to reach optimal temperatures.
PC
Adhesion: Good
Release:
Excellent
Release temp: 
40-60°C
Bed Temp:
125°C+
First Layer Hotend Temp:
280°C
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
Polymaker
PolyLite PC
Brands Used by Customers:
Let us know what you use!
Notes:
Enclosure recommended. All metal hotend is required.
HIPS
Adhesion: Excellent
Release:
Excellent
Release Temp: 
30-60°C
Bed Temp:
60°C
First Layer Hotend Temp:
255°C
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
Ultralline HIPS
Brands Used by Customers:
Let us know what you use!
Notes:
Use of an enclosure is recommended. Ensure that material releases properly before looping, especially parts with large bases.
PP
Adhesion: Excellent
Release:
Depends on part geometry
Release temp: 
25-29°C
Bed Temp:
60-100°C
First Layer Hotend Temp:
245°C
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
FormFutura
Centaur PP
Brands Used by Customers:
Let us know what you use!
Notes:
Automation only recommended for small parts.

Larger parts may not completely release after cooling.
TPU/TPE/
Flexibles
Not suitable for Automation
Adhesion:
Excellent
Release:
Poor
Release temp:
N/A
Bed Temp:
20-60°C
First Layer Hotend Temp:
230°C
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
N/A
Brands Used by Customers:
NinjaTek NinjaFlex
NinjaTek Cheetah
Filamentum PEBA
Notes:
Not suitable for automation. TPU releases from VAAPR with manual removal, but will not release automatically upon cooling down.
PA (Nylon)
Adhesion: Good
Release:
Good
Release Temp: 
29
Bed temp:
105+
First Layer Hotend Temp:
Depends on brand.
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
Esun EPa (Nylon 6/66)
Brands Used by Customers:
Polymaker PolyMide CoPA
Notes:
Enclosure is recommended.

Brim is recommended for most parts.

All metal hotend may be required to reach optimal temperatures.