Filament For 3D Printer
FDM- Fused Deposition Modelling
"Functional high-strength components-without the need for tooling"
FDM Technology Builds Parts layer-by-layer from the bottom up by heating and extruding thermoplastic filament. The 3D printer heats The Thermoplastic to a semi-liquid state and deposits it in ultra-fine heads along the extrusion path. Where support or buffering is needed, the 3D printer deposits a removable material that acts as Scaffolding.
Complex geometries and cavities that would otherwise be problematic become Practical with FDM technology, using the same tried and tested thermoplastics Found in traditional manufacturing process. For applications that demand tight Tolerances ,toughness and environmental stability- or specialized properties like Electrostatic dissipation, translucence biocompatibility, VO flammability or FST Ratings-there’s an FDM thermoplastic that can deliver.
FDM materials offer specialized properties like toughness, electrostatic dissipation, translucence, biocompatibility, UV Resistance, VO Flammability and FST rating. This makes them perfect for demanding designers and engineers in aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries.
Our core belief is: 3D printing should be cheap and the material used should be affordable without compromising the quality of the polymer you select. Our PLA and ABS Filament in thickness of 1.75mm and 2.85mm, wound evenly on spools can compete with any industrial professional grade 3D Filament found in the market today.
We strive in being the cheapest but not "cheap". We manufacture our own filament and it is made with virgin material so we do not compromise the quality of the filament. As materials are used, melted, and extruded, the strength begins to deteriorate over time if the raw-material has been used before. Our material has been melted once, extruded onto a spool, and shipped to you. We offer free shipping on all 3D Filaments, 1.75mm and 2.85mm PLA and ABS, any color, always low priced and shipped free from Our UK Stock.
ABS known as Acylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, is an oil-based plastic. It is quite a strong material used widely for constructing plastic car parts, and the ever-popular Lego building bricks. ABS plastic has a higher melting point than PLA, and can suffer warping if cooled while printing. ABS 3D printed items must be printed on a heated printer platform surface, which is something many at-home printers do not have. Good ventilation is recommended when printing with ABS filament, as the fumes can be unpleasant. The ABS plastic material we supply prints at a higher temperature than generic ABS and suits all 3D Printers. Printing at higher temperature produces better print quality.
Some Characteristics of ABS Filament
§ Compared to standard PLA, ABS Filament is a stronger more flexible material.
§ Average tensile strength
§ ABS 3D prints at a Higher melting temperate approx 260 to 270 Deg Celsius. Printing at this temperature means warpage can occur.
§ Available in shiny matte finish
§ Support material is slightly easier to remove than PLA and other 3D Printer materials
§ Ideal for items that are used in hotter environments like the inside of a car.
§ Good quality print finish
PLA known as Poly Lactic Acid, is manufactured from organic material — like cornstarch and sugarcane. PLA Filament is easier and safer to use, while giving it a smoother and shinier appearance that’s more aesthetically pleasing. The melting smell of PLA is also quite pleasant.
Some Characteristics of PLA Filament
§ Compared to ABS, PLA plastic is a hard and brittle material that can break when dropped
§ Tensile Strength is very strong.
§ PLA Filament prints at a lower melting temperate approx 200 to 210 Deg Celsius. Printing at this temperature means warpage does not generally occur.
§ Shiny finish
§ Support material is slightly harder to remove than ABS plastic
§ Not ideal for items that are used in hot environments like the inside of a car as it can bend and melt.
Popular use of PLA Filament
§ Prototype designers really like PLA plastic because it does not tend to warp. It is important that the items they produce are accurate. Another benefit is you can join the PLA using a technique known as friction welding.
§ PLA Filament Best suitable for Schools and Classrooms because it does not emit toxic fumes, creating a safer environment for teachers and students.
§ There are many 3D Printer models that only use PLA printer plastic
§ Items are printed with a nice finish.