Developing new filament for FDM printers and investment casting. Test results looking good.

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(Paulo Geraldes) #1

Developing new filament for FDM printers and investment casting.
Test results looking good.

(Kevin Danger Powers) #2

What is it?

(Paulo Geraldes) #3

@Kevin_Danger_Powers , filament material.

(Scott Schnatzmeyer) #4

We are aware it is filament material, that was stated in the original post. What he means is what TYPE of filament? Is it a hybrid of plastics? Are you attempting to create a new type of PET?

(Kevin Danger Powers) #5

@Scott_Schnatzmeyer obvious response is obvious. Lol.

(Brad Hill) #6

@Kevin_Danger_Powers it’s green

(Paulo Geraldes) #7

+Kevin Danger Powers, @Scott_Schnatzmeyer it is a type of wax.

(Kevin Danger Powers) #8

@Paulo_Geraldes doesn’t wax have a really low melting point?

(Jeff DeMaagd) #9

@Kevin_Danger_Powers yes but it’s not unprecedented. Wax is commonly used for investment casting.

(Frank Zottel) #10

Interesting tread so far, I’ll stay with you in line for an answer :wink:

(Paulo Geraldes) #11

@Kevin_Danger_Powers yes you are right. The print temperature for this material is about 100°C.

(Paulo Geraldes) #12

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(Kevin Danger Powers) #13

@Paulo_Geraldes that’s pretty low. Sounds like it would be pretty easy to print. I am curious to see what you can do with it. Have you had any issues with the extruder motor slipping or anything? What about filament breaking or bending?

(Paulo Geraldes) #14

@Kevin_Danger_Powers I was surprised of how easy it prints as well. We considered the mechanical properties of the filament as an important factor so that the filament could be used on a common FDM printer. Been testing for bed adhesion and warping… looking good.

(JEVIOUS BANDA) #15

Nice