MATERIALS

The VAAPR and PolyLock beds have been specially formulated to work with a variety of materials, however, correct settings must be used. Please use the following for reference to ensure you get the best release.

VAAPR beds have better adhesion and release if you use a hotter than usual temperature for the first layer. Print the first layer slowly, and ensure the Z offset is calibrated.

PLA
Adhesion: Excellent
Release: Excellent
Bed Temp: 60
First layer Hotend Temp: 220
Hotend Temp: Manufacturer's recommended
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
FormFutura PLA
Priline PLA
Esun PLA+
Overture 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.
ABS/ASA
Adhesion: Excellent
Release: Excellent
Bed Temp: 110
First Layer Hotend Temp: 265
Hotend Temp: Manufacturer's recommended
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
Filaments.ca ABSEsun ABS/ABS+
Brands Used by Customers:
3DFilaprint ABS/ABS-X/ASA-X
Filamentum ABS
Notes:
Works extremely well with every brand tested, enclosure can help with layer adhesion. An all-metal hotend may be required to reach optimal temperatures.
PETG/
CoPolyester
Adhesion: Excellent
Release: Good-Excellent
Bed Temp: 75-85
First Layer Hotend Temp: Min 245 or higher
Hotend Temp: 240-250 or higher if recommended by manufacturer
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
N/A
Brands Used by Customers:
3DFilaprint PETG
Taulman T-Glase PETT
Sunlu PETG
Polymaker Polylite PETG
ReFlow rPETG
Notes:
Sticks very well, make sure release is tested with material before sending large jobs, especially ones with large bases. Higher temperature formulations tend to work better.
PC
Adhesion: Excellent
Release: Excellent
Bed Temp: 125+
First Layer Hotend Temp: 280
Hotend Temp: Manufacturer's recommended
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
Polymaker
PolyLite PC
Brands Used by Customers:
Let us know what you use!
Notes:
Enclosure recommended. Sticks and releases well, but will require an all-metal hotend to reach optimal temperatures.
HIPS
Adhesion: Excellent
Release: Excellent
Bed Temp: 60
First Layer Hotend Temp: 255
Hotend Temp: Manufacturer's recommended
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: Acceptable
Bed Temp: 100
First Layer Hotend Temp: 245
Hotend Temp: Manufacturer's recommended
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
FormFutura
Centaur PP
Brands Used by Customers:
Let us know what you use!
Notes:
Looping only recommended on parts with small bases as it keeps minor adhesion after cooling.
TPU/TPE/
Flexibles
Adhesion: Excellent
Release: Inadequate for looping
Bed Temp: Manufacturer's recommended
First Layer Hotend Temp: 230
Hotend Temp: Manufacturer's recommended
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
N/A
Brands Used by Customers:
NinjaTek NinjaFlex
NinjaTek Cheetah
Filamentum PEBA
Notes:
Prints well and releases easily by hand but cannot reliably be pushed off VAAPR bed by hotend.
PA (Nylon)
Adhesion: Good
Release: Excellent
Bed temp: 115+
First Layer Hotend Temp: Requires some experimentation, it varies widely depending on brand
Hotend Temp: Manufacturer's recommended
Brands Tested by
3DQue:
Esun EPa
Brands Used by Customers:
Polymaker PolyMide CoPA
Notes:
Enclosure required. Brim is recommended for most parts and all-metal hotend may be required to reach optimal temperatures.