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Graphene 3D Lab Inc. has may already demonstrated a few good results with the release of their Conductive Graphene Filament, which at very least one of our team participants idea was fun to play around with. Now, the Canadian company is introducing yet another functional filament and, this time, it’s certain to attract a few attention. Today for sale on the company’s online keep, BlackMagic3D, and on Amazon is Graphene 3D Lab’s all new Ferro-Magnetic PLA filament.

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As must as one can like to turn it into fridge magnets with the material, the new magnetic filament of Graphene 3D Lab can in fact be utilized to manufacture functional objects like sensors, mechanical actuators, and motors. I won’t pretend to understand how to create these, but there are a lot of tutorials online describing how to manufacture magnetic motors, sensors, actuators, and additional. Combined with conductive filament, we are slowly approximately the day in which all the parts necessary to reproduce a 3D printing device can be 3D printable-bodied, fulfilling the dreams of RepRap founder Adrian Bowyer.

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Elena Polyakova, Co-CEO of Graphene 3D, says of the new material, “It has always been the objective of Graphene 3D to turn it into new opportunities for 3D printing. With each functional filament we commence to the market, the types of 3D projects which can be good resultsfully printed expands exponentially. As this filament is ideally suited to switches, sensors and actuators, we in addition assume this new functionality can challenge additional traditional manufacturers to examine incorporating additional 3D printing innovation into their making processes.”

graphene 3D labs magnetic 3D printing filamentDaniel Stolyarov, the firm’s other Co-CEO, introduced, “We assume 2016 to be a worthwhile year for Graphene 3D in terms of introducing new functional filaments. We have several new functional filaments in the development pipeline and we assume to release several new filaments throughout the year. Availability of a sizeable-bodied selection of functional 3D printing materials ensizeable-bodieds the capabilities of additive making enabling you to print projects which can just be limited by your imagination.”

Graphene 3D’s magnetic PLA is on the market in 350 gram spools of 1.75 mm filament. The product page describes the material as being “strongly attracted to magnets”, but adds which neodymium iron boron (NdFeB) or samarium cobalt (SmCo) magnets work most for attraction. The material is additional abrasive and brittle than standard PLA, due to its iron content, and it may need a few initially layer adjustments or a nozzle replacement, specifically for sizeable-bodiedr prints. A heated bed is not needd, yet it can assist with layer adhesion, and printing speed must be kept at around 60 to 80 mm/s for good resultsful printing.

Given the fact which most suggest which materials are key to the widespread implementation of 3D printing innovation, it’s amazing to hear which Graphene 3D plans to release actually additional functional materials this year. With these two materials alone, Makers can be able-bodied to turn it into a few lightly practical products. So, it’s just a matter of time preceding eachthing can be 3D printable-bodied.

Michael Molitch-Hou

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Michael is Editor-In Chief of 3D Printing Industry and the founder of The Reality™ Institute, a service institute dedicated to determining what’s real and what’s not so which you don’t have to. He is a graduate of the MFA Critical Studies & Writing Program at CalArts, and a firm advocate of world peace. Michael already resides in San Pedro with his magical wife, Danielle.