Hungarian company Philament is an inventive filament manufacturer that turns PLA into more than just PLA – it is known for its PLA composites, for example, that offers all of the benefits of the material without its drawbacks. Now Philament has introduced a new brand of filament called Philament Engineering. It’s PLA-based, but unlike ordinary PLA, it is extremely heat-resistant, up to 140ºC.
PLA is not generally thought of as an engineering-grade filament, but Philament has made it so with its new product. In addition to its heat resistance, Philament Engineering is also a high impact and shockproof material, well-suited for industrial environments. Objects printed from the filament hold their shape well and do not warp, unlike traditional PLA. Philament Engineering is so tough that it can even be used for metal replacement applications.
“With Philament Engineering we would like to increase the selection of our Philament Technical products, dedicated to industrial needs,” said Dr. Zsolt Bodnar, CEO of Philament. “The results of the tests and first feedbacks from customers have confirmed our goal, to develop a filament for challenging applications in different industries.”
Suggested printing temperature is 215ºC, with a bed temperature of 100ºC. Philament Engineering material is available in both 1.75 and 2.85 mm diameter in white, blue and black, at €45 each.
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