Industrial Grade Composite Materials

Composite filaments are a great way to gain that added material performance when one product doesn’t quite fit.  We blend our base composites to provide a wide range of coverage so you can find a good base material for printing with different characteristics.  We start with the bio-friendly base PLA and create materials that have greater strength, or increased flexibility.  With respect to its material properties, the blends have increasing Shore Hardness and greater impact strength than different counter parts.  Our composites have undergone rigorous tests down to -70°C and impact fall tests from the earth’s stratosphere.  While durable, the filaments have superior melt flow characteristics and excellent print quality.  

These blends can be used for many different applications including atmospheric payloads! These products boast high durability and a capacity to withstand temperature swings, but 3D printer enthusiasts should be mindful of the filament’s higher printing temperatures and possibility of warping during cooling.  Be sure to print with a heating bed. Examples include large panels, larger mechanical parts, electrical enclosures, and facials for various parts.

Material Features

ABS_PLA_Blend
Strong PLA

Industrial Grade PLA with superior flow and strength performance; designed for parts where PLA is desired but where the parts will be subjected to repeated use; ideal for parts that may need bend slightly without breaking during use.

PLA_PET_Blend
Semi-Flexible

Industrial Grade PLA with flexible characteristics; designed for projects where aesthetics and material properties are both important; better outdoor use and strength than base PLA.

PLA_TPU_Blend
Semi-Flexible

Industrial Grade PLA with superior end use temperature performance and strength; use for projects where material properties are critical; ideal for working parts and end use testing.

PLA_PP_Blend
Flexible PLA

More flexible style industrial PLA where added strength is required to normal PLA - ideal for caps and closures; available as FDA food contact compliant (end user to specify).

PLA_TPE_Blend
Flexible PLA

More flexible style industrial rubber type PLA where added flexibility is required; ideal for parts subjected to more shock - couplings, grommets, fasteners, and clips.

ABS_PLA_Blend: Strong and Durable

PLA_PET_Blend: Perfect for Outdoor Use

PLA_TPU_Blend: Ideal for Working Parts

PLA_TPE_Blend: Shock Absorbing

PLA_PP_Blend: Ideal for Caps and Closures

Filiment Properties

ABS_PLA_Blend

Strength

High

Flexibility

Medium

Durability

High

Difficulty to Use

Medium

Print Temperature

210°C – 220°C

Print Bed Temperature

80°C – 100°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Possible – care required; print with heated bed

Soluble

In esters, ketones, and acetone

PLA_PET_Blend

Strength

High

Flexibility

Medium to High

Durability

High

Difficulty to Use

Low to Medium

Print Temperature

210°C – 250°C

Print Bed Temperature

45°C – 75°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Minimal

Soluble

No

PLA_TPU_Blend

Strength

High

Flexibility

Medium

Durability

Very High

Difficulty to Use

Low

Print Temperature

210°C – 230°C

Print Bed Temperature

60°C – 75°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Possible – care required; print with heated bed

Soluble

No

PLA_PP_Blend

Strength

Medium

Flexibility

Medium to High

Durability

High

Difficulty to Use

Medium

Print Temperature

200°C – 220°C

Print Bed Temperature

40°C – 80°C (Use Tape)

Shrinkage / Warping

Possible – care required; print with heated bed

Soluble

No

PLA_TPE_Blend

Strength

Medium to High

Flexibility

Medium to High

Durability

Very High

Difficulty to Use

Medium

Print Temperature

210°C – 230°C

Print Bed Temperature

60°C – 75°C

Shrinkage / Warping

Minimal

Soluble

No

The Perfect Material for Your Project

Let us know if you are interested in a custom material blend or color. We will work with you to create the perfect material for your project!

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