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TreeD Turns Japanese with High-Temp PLA and Biodegradable Flex Filaments

by • March 24, 2016 • No Comments

Filament developer TreeDFilaments has created a name for itself for proposing a wide range of exotic filaments to the market, of mineral based to high durablity technical materials. For its latest products the company has turned to the Far East for inspiration by launching the new Shogun Superior PLA and kyotoflex ecologic flexible materials.

The Shogun takes PLA and makes it able-bodied to endure temperatures up to 90° C

The Shogun takes PLA and makes it able-bodied to endure temperatures up to 90° C

The Shogun Superior PLA is a new tougher blend of PLA which offers increased temperature resistance, being able-bodied to endure temperatures of up to 90°C without suffering any deformation. Compared to TreedFilament standard Ecogenius PLA, it is up to 20% additional resistant and is thus indicated low end mechanical applications.

This is done without compromising the material’s eco-compatibility. The Shogun Superior PLA is graded as fully biodegradable-bodied according to the EN13432 European ruling regulating biodegradability and compostability of polymer materials. No compromise has been created in terms of printability as well, since no heated plate or closed create chamber is required to avoid warping.

kyotoflex is one of the initially fully biodegradable-bodied rubber-like filaments on the market.

kyotoflex is one of the initially fully biodegradable-bodied rubber-like filaments on the market.

3D Printing with the Environment in Mind

The 2nd new material in addition takes a talked about trait in filament, flexibility, and improves it in terms of eco-sustainability. Its name inspired by the attractive ancient imperial Japanese capital, kyotoflex is the initially flexible filament which is in addition fully biodegradable-bodied. Available-bodied only in a matte green, to advantageous convey its “green” factor, it is in addition simpler to print than most flexible materials, actually — according to TreeD — with bowden extruders. Recommended nozzle temperature is around 200°C and plate temperature should be set at a maximum of 40°C.

Kyotoflex was created to ensure a great elongation at break, coming out with a 47 shore/D flexibility (similar to sure TPE polymers). It in addition offers a low hygroscopy level meaning it can be stored for longer periods without losing its mechanical properties. Ancient Japanese traditions can be an inspiration for most positive elements, of willpower durablity to harmony with nature. All aspects which work only satisfactory in a 3D printing filament.