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Top 10 New 3D Printing Materials You Should Try – Part 2

In the previous blog: Top 10 New 3D Printing Materials Part I, we introduced some unique industrial grade 3D printing materials. Among these special materials, CarbonX and CPE are great for applications that call for strength, flexibility and reliability.

In order to get the best results from these special materials, it is crucial to follow the instructions from the material manufacturer. If you have never printed with the material, be sure to check the suggested printing temperature, printing speed, and heated bed temperature before starting a big print. 3DP’s large format 3D printer is an open source platform that enables you to use different 3D printing materials and material vendors. All of the materials covered in this blog are suitable for printing on the 3D Platform Single-Extruder and Dual-Extruder models. Keep in mind that the material needs to be 3 mm diameter and must have a melting point of under 290C.

6. Polymaker Polydissolve S1

Manufacturer: Polymaker

Filament Features: Printing organic shapes with no flat surface? Complex geometry where support removal is next to impossible? Tired of time-consuming cleanup on your mechanical parts? Try this water-soluble support filament from Polymaker and leave those design limitations behind.

  • Softens and dissolves in plain tap water, improved by regular replacement and agitation
  • More reliable printing with a wider print temperature range 210°C-230°C
  • Stronger adhesion to other printing materials
  • Less prone to moisture absorption from the air

Average Cost: $70/per 750g reel

Where to Buy: https://www.lulzbot.com/store/filament/polydissolve-s1
(Please note: This material is in development still, but will be released this fall.)

 

PolyDissolve S1 Filament Specs
Printing Temp:
210°C-230°C
Printing Speed:
TBD
Heating Bed Temp:
TBD

7. Polymaker PolyCast

Manufacturer: Polymaker

Filament Features: PolyCast™ is designed specifically for investment casting (also known as lost-wax casting) of metal. You can use it with 3D printing to replace the wax patterns used in industrial investment casting processes. Additionally, PolyCast materials can be smooth-polished using alcohol vapor, making them ideal for investment casting patterns.

PolyCast is great for:

  • Rapid-production of small-volume metal parts
  • Metal parts with complex geometries
  • Casting patterns

Average Cost: $70/per 750g reel

Where to Buy: http://www.polymaker.com/home/polycast-info/

PolyCast Filament Specs
Printing Temp:
190 – 220 °C (1.75mm)
200 – 220 °C (2.85mm)
Printing Speed:
40 – 90mm/sec
Heating Bed Temp:
60°C

8. Polymaker PolyFlex

Manufacturer: Polymaker

Filament Features: PolyFlex™ is a highly flexible yet easy to print 3D printing material. Featuring good elasticity and a large strain-to- failure, PolyFlex™ opens up a completely new realm of applications.

  • Flexible – PolyFlex™ gives you cool flexible parts with no worry about the part breaking.
  • Compatible – Adheres well to a large variety of surfaces, with no need for a heated build plate.
  • Flex-up Your Imagination – The soft and flexible nature of PolyFlex™ opens up a new dimension of what one can do with desktop 3D printers.

Average Cost: $57/per 750g reel

Where to Buy: http://www.polymaker.com/shop/polyflex/

PolyFlex Filament Specs
Printing Temp
220 – 235 °C
Printing Speed:
30 – 90mm/sec
Heating Bed Temp:
N/A

9. 3DP (Dutch Filaments) PVA-M

Manufacturer: Dutch Filaments

Filament Features: PVA-M is cold water soluble, supporting material for dual extruder 3D printing. The modification on the raw material results in a filament that is much more thermally stable than a regular PVA. It also bonds well to PLA, ABS and PET-G, which enlarges the application field significantly. This polyvinyl alcohol-based filament is non toxic and biodegradable once dissolved in water. Easy printing, much less failures and easy removability makes this the supporting material you should try.

  • Improved formula with enhanced stability in printing
  • Excellent water solubility
  • Thermally much more stable than a regular PVA
  • Good bonding to PLA, PET-G and ABS
  • Biodegradable when dissolved in water

Average Cost: $61/per 500g reel

Where to Buy: https://www.mcpp-3dp.com/products/pva-m/

PVA-M Filament Specs
Printing Temp
205 – 225 °C
Printing Speed:
30mm/sec
Heating Bed Temp:
35 – 60 °C

10. 3DP (Dutch Filaments) PVA

Manufacturer: Dutch Filaments

Filament Features: PVA-M is cold water soluble, supporting material for dual extruder 3D printing. The modification on the raw material results in a filament that is much more thermally stable than a regular PVA. It also bonds well to PLA, ABS and PET-G, which enlarges the application field significantly. This polyvinyl alcohol-based filament is non toxic and biodegradable once dissolved in water. Easy printing, much less failures and easy removability makes this the supporting material you should try.

  • IExcellent water solubility
  • Easy to print at low temperature
  • Good bonding to various plastics such as PLA and ABS
  • Biodegradable when dissolved in water
  • Limited smell

Average Cost: $54/per 500g reel

Where to Buy: https://www.3dware.ch/Buy-PVA-water-soluble-Filament.htm

PVA Filament Specs
Printing Temp
195 – 215 °C
Printing Speed:
25mm/sec
Heating Bed Temp:
35 – 60 °C

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