The Leapfrog XceL is the biggest 3D printer Leapfrog makes, offering a staggering 610-litres of build volume overall and a 10-micron layer resolution, with a fully enclosed print chamber and dual extruders, and a state-of-the-art PerfectLevel auto calibration system.
The Xcel 3D prints with PLA exclusively, supporting both MAXX Essentials PLA and MAXX Pro PLA. Here’s everything you need to know about these two Xcel filaments:
MAXX Essentials PLA
MAXX Essentials PLA is a low-cost, environmentally friendly filament made from corn. It is biodegradable and has a low melting point which makes it suitable for higher printing speeds. Essentials PLA is available in a variety of colours, including Raven Black, Hot Pink and Dutch Orange, and it comes supplied on a spool compatible with the Leapfrog Xcel. We recommend Essentials PLA for prototypes and concepts.
MAXX Pro PLA
MAXX Pro PLA is an enhanced formulation of Essentials PLA. This version reduces the chances of splitting between layers, and has more intense colours; for instance, the Frogging Green Pro PLA is brighter and more vibrant than Essentials Frogging Green. Pro PLA is still biodegradable, however, and it prints at the same temperature. We recommend MAXX Pro PLA for end-use parts and for consumer-facing assemblies.