Materials

Felfil products are addressed both for makers who wants to create the filament for its 3D prints at home, and for research and experimentation in the academic or industrial field. Our system, indeed, is able to extrude many materials: from the most common polymers ABS, PLA and PETG to innovative or less known ones.

 

In this section you can find a list of some materials successfully tested with Felfil System. Please note that this are initial settings that may change according to your specific materials.

Fast, safe and reliable

 

Is one of the most popular materials used in desktop 3D printing. It can be printed at low temperature and does not require a heated bed. Derived from crops such as corn and sugarcane, PLA is renewable and most importantly biodegradable.

Common uses:

  • Test and calibration items
  • Decorative Parts
  • Bottles, shopping bags

Start Extruding Settings

Temperature:                                                    187°C
Rpm:                                                                           6

Motor duty:                                                          0,7 A

Drying needed:                                                      yes

Tough, stable, impact-resistant

 

It is great to print tough and durable parts that can withstand high temperatures.

ABS is known for its toughness and impact resistance, allowing you to print durable parts that will hold up to extra usage and wear.

Common uses:

  • Cases or Project Enclosures
  • Toys or Action Figures
  • Automotive hardware

Start Extruding Settings

Temperature:                                                    205°C
Rpm:                                                                           9
Motor duty:                                                          0,6 A
Drying needed:                                                      yes

Rigid, Impact resistant and dissolvable

 

It is a dissolvable support material that is commonly used with ABS. Furthermore, HIPS can be dissolved in d-Limonene, leaving your print free of any markings caused by support removal.

Common uses:

  • Dissolvable Support Material for ABS
  • Cosplay & Wearables
  • Protective Cases

Start Extruding Settings

Temperature:                                                    200°C
Rpm:                                                                           9
Motor duty:                                                          0,6 A
Drying needed:                                                       no

Impact and heat resistant

 

It is a blend of PC and ABS providing unique combination of the high processability of ABS with the excellent mechanical properties, impact and heat resistance of PC. It has excellent low temperature toughness.

Common uses:

  • Automotive
  • Keypads
  • Mobile phone bodies

Start Extruding Settings

Temperature:                                                    190°C
Rpm:                                                                           9
Motor duty:                                                          0,6 A
Drying needed:                                                       no

Semi-flexible and resistant to wear and tear

 

Flexible filaments are made of Thermoplastic Elastomers which are a blend of hard plastic and rubber. Known for its elasticity allowing the material to easily stretch and bend. This material is elastic in nature allowing the plastic to be stretched and flexed easily.

Common uses:

  • Vibration dampening
  • Grip Sleeves
  • Phone cases

Start Extruding Settings

Temperature:                                                    205°C
Rpm:                                                                           8
Motor duty:                                                          0,6 A
Drying needed:                                                       no

Strong and solvent resistant

 

HDPE is used in the production of  plastic bottles caps, corrosion-resistant piping, geomembranes, and plastic lumber. HDPE is commonly recycled and resists to many different solvents and has a wide variety of applications.

Common uses:

  • Bottle caps
  • Plastic bags
  • Pipe systems

Start Extruding Settings

Temperature:                                                    200°C
Rpm:                                                                           9
Motor duty:                                                          0,5 A
Drying needed:                                                       no

semi-rigid and impact resistant

 

PET and PETG filaments are very easy to print, they have a smooth surface finish, and are water resistance. It had great thermal characteristics, allowing the plastic to cool efficiently with almost negligible warpage.

Common uses:

  • Water proof applications
  • Snap fit components
  • Planter Pot

Start Extruding Settings

Temperature:                                                    210°C
Rpm:                                                                           6

Motor duty:                                                          0,1 A
Drying needed:                                                      yes

Flexible, durable, corrosion-resistant

 

It is a popular material in the plastics industry known for its toughness and flexibility. Nylon is a tough and semi-flexible material that offers high impact and abrasion resistance. Typically, nylon filaments requires extruder temperatures near 250 ºC.

Common uses:

  • Plastic Gears
  • Screws, nuts, bolts
  • Cable ties

Start Extruding Settings

Temperature:                                                    240°C
Rpm:                                                                           9
Motor duty:                                                          0,7 A

Drying needed:                                                      yes

But you can do more, some examples?

We had fun extruding some coffee filament, or carbon filament. In other cases we collaborated to experimental projects in order to obtain a full circular economy, like when we used mussels shells discarded from industrial production.

These are easy projects to make at home!

Otherwise Felfil system is used in more complex fields, as medical or research; even more, it can be personalized in order to extrude in particular conditions, as made from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology which extruded in inerte atmosphere.

In all those situation Felfil System  turn out to be better than an industrial extruder thanks to its small dimension ad affordable price, allows to make some experiment and tests with a low quantity of materials giving great costs and time advantages.

Do you want to test your material? We can do it for you! Contact us for a quote.