Composite FDM Filaments

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Basics

  • A standard plastic (PLA,ABS,Nylon,PC,etc) mixed with something else
  • This can be done for many reasons such as increased strength (carbon fiber, fiberglass), aesthetics (wood dust, phosphorescent powders), electrical conductivity (graphite dust), metal sintering (metal powders at a high percent composition), magnetism (iron powder)
  • One intesting concept is a blend of water soluable and water insoluable filaments. Once printed and dissolved this leaves a porous end product (this may be good for filters/membranes?)
  • Very useful, but also more expensive
  • Difficult to create possibly (the creation of composite filaments will be explored on a different page; this page is more for current sourcing of composite filaments + seeing what they have to offer)

Available Filaments

PLA

Conductive

Magnetic

Wood

Glow in the Dark (Phosphorescent)

Steel Metal Powder

Carbon Fiber

ABS

Glow in the Dark (Phosphorecent)

Tungsten Metal Powder

Carbon Fiber

PET

ASA

Nylon

Carbon Fiber


PC

Flame Resistance

Carbon Fiber

TPE

TPU

PP

TPC

FPE

See Also

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