3D Printlife Algix DURA: PLA Based Biodegradable Nylon Analog Filament

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West3D is pleased to introduce another line of filaments to our lineup. 

DURA 3D printer filament is a proprietary blend of bioplastics including an optimized PLA that mimics nylon in strength and flexibility, but is 100% biodegradable. 

  • PLA based bioplastic blend
  • Rivals nylon in strength and flexibility
  • Improved toughness, elongation, and brittleness compared to PLA and ABS
  • Better heat resistance and layer adhesion than PLA
  • Higher print resolution than ABS
  • 100% biodegradable, environmentally sustainable, & non-toxic
  • Releases no toxic fumes or harmful UFP's
  • Print Temp: 175℃ - 195℃
  • Heated bed not required

DURA has improved toughness, elongation, and brittleness compared to PLA and ABS. DURA does not release toxic fumes and does not require a heated bed or enclosure.

Final parts printed with DURA have a very smooth finish and the print layers are nearly invisible. DURA has better heat resistance and layer adhesion than PLA and has higher print resolution than ABS.

DURA filament is made from majority renewable content and is compostable.

  • Tensile Strength at Yield: 29 (MPa)
  • Tensile Elongation @ Yield: 18%
  • Tensile Modulus: 2.75 (MPa)

 Ideal for educators and enthusiasts, DURA expands the material capabilities of the most basic 3d printers it prints without a headed bed and because of its low print temperature.

Originally developed by Algix, 3D Printlife is proud to be the sole manufacturer of their unique and sustainable, high performance 3d filaments. We are thrilled to integrate their materials into our portfolio as we work together to improve sustainability in 3d printing.

Made in the USA with 100% virgin resins and precision manufacturing combined to deliver the ultimate in consistent and sustainable 3d printing for hobbyists to Industry 4.0.

DURA meets ASTM D6400 standards for biodegradability and maintains a dimensional accuracy better than +/- 0.05mm.

Every inch of DURA is measured to ensure that it is within the strictest standards for quality, diameter, and ovality. DURA is 750g of filament wound onto a heavy recycled cardboard spool that is biodegradable and bound with a recyclable tin end cap. In fact the entire spool can be tossed directly into your recycling bin!

The spool includes both a cutout for viewing filament and dual puncture slots to secure filament when not in use. The flange can even rotate to in either direction to aid in securing the filament wherever it has been cut. The spool was specifically designed for universal fit with most 3d printers in use worldwide and is compatible with Ultimaker printers.

Each spool of DURA is carefully wound to exacting standards to minimizing crossovers and loopbacks that can lead to snags and snaps. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from every spool of DURA will be donated to plant a tree. Every spool helps rejuvenate iconic forests in key locations throughout the United States.

Title 3D Printlife Algix DURA: PLA Based Biodegradable Nylon Analog 3D Printer Filament
Manufacturer 3D Printlife
Base Material PLA
Difficulty Intermediate
Nozzle Temperature 175℃ - 195℃
Heated Bed Required? No
Print Bed Temperature 0°C - 60°C (if available)
Bed Adhesion Glass Plate, Tape, Buildtak, PEI
Enclosure Required? No
Nozzle Size ≥ 0.15mm
Print Speed 50mm/s
Fan Speed 100%
Flow Rate 100%
Retraction ± 5mm
Spool Weight 750g
Drying Optional
Minimum Nozzle Temp 175℃
CA Prop 65 Y
Dimensional Accuracy < +/- 0.05mm
Settings Note: The settings above are meant as a guide to find your optimal print settings. They should work well for most printers, but every printer is different. Please feel free to experiment outside these ranges if you think it is suitable for your printer.


3D Printlife is committed to improving sustainability in 3D printing and aiding in the fight against climate change. Our 3D filaments are compatible with your 3D Printer or 3D Pen, and we stock both 1.75mm & 2.85mm diameters.  Featuring materials from FormFutura, Filamentive, Copper3D, FibreTuff, & Keene Village Plastics, our 3D filaments are biodegradable, eco-friendly, tough materials that are modified and optimized for 3d printing,and feature cardboard spooling to help offset your carbon footprint. We offer Pro PLA, PLAyPHAb PLA/PHA, PVA, Enviro ABS, Bio PETG, ALGA algae based PLA, Nylon like DURA, ABS like OMNI, semi flexible YOGA TPU replacement, RePLAy 100% recycled PLA filament, Carbon Fibre, ASA, Polypropylene, PEEK, Carbon Fiber PEEK, PEKK, PEI Ultem, and PPSU. Use your 3D Scanner or your imagination to help create your 3D printed parts. Our sustainable 3D filaments are compatible with FDM 3D Printers including Dremel, Raise3D, Flashforge, Creality, XYZPrinting, QIDI, Syndaver, Robo3D, Prusa, Snapmaker, Monoprice, Lulzbot, MakerBot, and Ultimaker.

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