3D4Makers releases Facilan™ HT, 3D printing filament enabling production of durable parts with FDM additive manufacturingPress Release // 8 November 2018
FDM Additive Manufacturing requires more durable and high strength materials to take full benefits of 3D printing. PLA, PET are of limited use for durable application due to their relatively low temperature resistance while ABS suffers of warping and relatively low strength. Facilan™ HT is designed to address those common product limitations and specifically designed for 3D printing. It is a safe copolyester with high temperature resistance with heat deflection temperature of 89°C. Its high stiffness enables design optimization for faster rigid part print jobs.
Like all Facilan™ products, it is designed to easily be printed on most conventional FDM printers available with minimum warping. It is fully amorphous and enables the production of translucent parts in the z direction. Facilan™HT has been extensively tested during its development and the feedback has been very positive.
“Excellent technical support from the 3D4Makers team, Facilan™ HT is as easy to print as PLA, with a good level of translucidity, perfect for our prototyping needs”, says Matthew Forrester, 3D printing Tech leader L`Oréal, France.
“Facilan™ HT is excellent, it is printing with no warping and good stability.“ Nomura Toshihito, J-Techno Inc. Digital Manufacturing Systems, Japan.
“I tested Facilan™ HT on the DDDrop and the Ultimaker, very easy to print with and nice glossy shine.” Dick Potharst, Multi-3dPrint, the Netherlands.
“We are proud to work together with 3D4Makers and showcase the Facilan™ HT at our booth. The material has great potential for applications where exceptional stability and simple printing process is a requirement.” Imants Treidis, CEO, Mass Portal, Latvia.
Facilan™ HT will be showcased during Formnext, Frankfurt Germany, 13-18th November 2018 on 3D printer manufacturer Mass Portal Booth stand 3.1 H89.
3D printed coffee cup model from Facilan™ HT.