3D printing; distributor grows range of feed-filament materials

July 31, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor RS Components has added to its range of high-quality material filaments for 3D printers; positioning them as professional-quality filament, RS’ latest offering comprises materials for FDM/FFF 3D printers for rapid prototyping applications.

RS adds that the filament range has been fully tested and delivers comparable high quality to that offered by the leading brands, but without the premium price tag. The distributor says that its filament is not machine specific and can be used with the majority of 3D printers that use FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) or FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) printing technology.

The RS filament range now offers over 150 different filament products that are suitable for FDM printers and includes materials such as a slightly modified PLA, a high impact ABS, the user-friendly ABS PRO, dissolvable PVA and HIPS, flexible TPC FLEX 45 and CLEAR FLEX 65, PA12 Nylon, and wood. All of the RS filaments are available in 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters, along with a wide selection of different reel sizes including 250g, 300g, 500g and 1kg weight spools.

In PLA, ABS and ABS PRO a wide range of colours is available including black, blue, clear, gold, green, grey, natural, orange, pink, red, silver, translucent, white, and yellow. Besides these standard colours RS filaments offer a thermochromatic dark grey, glow-in-the-dark green and fluorescent variants in orange and yellow, as well as wood.

RS Components; http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/computing-peripherals/3d-printing-scanning/3d-printing-materials/?applied-dimensions=4294965164&esid=all&m=1

RS’ offering in 3D printers, software and tools is at; http://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=i/3d-printing