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Scented filaments for 3D printing!

Here we go again, we have a wonderful new material for 3d printing. Who ever printed with ABS (which by the way has to be printed under certain conditions of security) knows the smell of the plastic during the melting process. Furthermore, the plastics do not have a good smell even after the production phase. So we thought: why not make a scented plastic? And we did it.

Ladies and gentlemen: we present the filament that smells of vanilla! Your lab will smell good during your prints and, furthermore, the smell will be maintained by the object even after you have printed it. Cool, isn’t it? The filament Vanilla, along with other varieties of Stick Filament, is on sale for pre-order at WWW.STICKFILAMENT.COM very soon. Check it out!

Stick Filaments ready to go!

We worked hard for a wonderful Stick Filament launching site and now… here it is! Stick Filament is a innovative 3d printing format for plastic filaments with many “pro”.

EASY, because you can load the filament in the 3d print simply avoiding any twisting;
COMFORTABLE, because you can have a tidy desktop;
COLORED, because you can print multicolor objects from the same extruder;
CHEAP, because you can buy small quantity of filament also with the choise of more colours;
WISE, because you can reduce as much as possible the wasting of not used filament;
TECHNOLOGICAL, because Stick filament could be produced with many different materials, difficult to find in spool;
SMART, because you can customize materials and colours on demand.

From today you can pre-order them in our new site in three different versions: Mix Pack (multicolor filaments in PLA and HIPS) and Photolum Pack (phosphorescent HIPS). The Sticks are, at the moment, available only in 3mm.

We need at least 100 pre-orders for the production start-up and then we’ll be ready to go for the shipping! 🙂

Stick Filament 3D printing detail

New materials for 3D Printing: Cellulose acetate

Our efforts to look for new materials ad hoc for 3D printing are bringing significant results through the use of Stick Filament.

Today we present the Cellulose acetate. It is an ancient material, early versions date from the second half of 800, with rich applications nowadays: eye glasses, for example. We are testing it, obviously in stick format, in order to verify its limits and potential. The first tests are very good: excellent print quality (even without hot bed), no shrinkage and warping, excellent mechanical resistance of the press. And finally, it also can be water-soluble! Not bad…

It’s test time

The tests on Stick Filaments 3mm are on the go, and soon we will have ready version also for 1.75mm. The Styrene, that we’re trying for weeks with excellent results, according to the feedbacks from testers and makers that are using different FFF printer models. In general the Styrene ensures low extrusion temperatures, absence of warping and good quality of the final print (similar to that of PLA). Also remember that the Styrene, unlike the ABS, doesn’t cause harmful emissions (in the form of Ultra Fine Particels) of hydrogen cyanide.

In a short time we’ll be testing PLA Stick Filaments, but the great news for everybody are special plastics. We will be able to propose plastics not currently available on the market of the filaments for 3D printing: surely you’ll be surprised… To keep up with the latest news arrival we invite you to subscribe to our newsletter.


Chi ha detto che il filamento può essere prodotto e commercializzato solo in rotoli?

Design for Craft presenta STICK FILAMENT, il primo filamento sperimentale progettato appositamente per la stampa 3d.
Pratico, modulare, economico e smart, è la risposta a molti degli inconvenienti comuni ai filamenti utilizzati sino ad ora dalle stampanti 3d desktop, originariamente nati per altre applicazioni.

Stick Filament è pratico perché fornito in stecche e non in spool
o bundle; questo rende più semplice l’inserimento del filamento nello stepper ed evita inceppamenti e inconvenienti dovuti a fastidiose torsioni. Inoltre, il suo formato ne rende comodo lo stoccaggio
in laboratorio.

Stick Filament è un sistema modulare con innesto a pressione che permette di fissare in modo sicuro tra loro le stecche fino a raggiungere la lunghezza desiderata. Ciò consente, inoltre, la stampa di oggetti con più colori: basta giuntare tra loro stecche di diverso colore e il gioco è fatto!

Stick Filament è economico perché, finalmente, consente di acquistare la quantità di filamento che si intende realmente utilizzare senza necessariamente comprare costosi spool da 1 kg.

Stick Filament è smart perchè consente di scegliere tra una grande varietà di plastiche dedicate alla stampa 3D: dall’ABS al Nylon, dal PVA idrosolubile allo Styrene, tutti in diversi colori e qualità personalizzabili anche su richiesta.

Stick Filament è al termine della fase di testing
e sarà disponibile per l’acquisto già dalle prossime settimane presso l’e-shop di Design for Craft.

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PET: there’s a new kid in town

Experimentation with new materials continues here in DFC: PET and Nylon are, above all, proving very interesting. Are resistant materials, versatile and that guarantee a good print quality.

In the picture you see we show a comparison of PLA and PET (Polyethylene terephthalate). The latter is very close to the print quality of the PLA and, moreover, without requiring a hot bed! Among the advantages of PET are: high mechanical strength, UV resistance, food safe and, above all, recyclable!

PET and 3d printing: an example

We’re currently testing new kind of filaments for 3d printing with (additive manufacturing). One of this is Polyethylene Terephthalate, aka PET, a thermoplastic polymer resin. It is a very versatile material, commonly known for use in food (eg bottles) but is used in various fields.

We tested the first molded parts for an heavy duty because we want to verify their mechanical strength after undergoing the process of extrusion.
Here are some components for the world sport: guards and protections for sport motorcycles. These components have been stressed, bumped, tried on different bikes and, today, we can be satisfied: they do their job well!

Guards mounted on the motorbikes

Guards mounted on the motorbikes

We are just beginning and we want to verify the safety of 3dprinting PET for food and beverage industry. Soon more news for you!

ABS V0: a new material for 3D printing

We are working on new plastic materials for 3D printing; we want that new benefits will be available for all those who produce objects with 3D printing. That’s why we are developing new plastic filaments, suitable for most of the 3D printers on the market today, providing new specifications and performance.

For example the ABS is one of the most common materials for 3d printing with fused filaments, so we’ve decided to develop the first filament of ABS flame resistant (V0 flammability class)! We are sure that this will enable the creation of new objects, new possibilities and new functionality.

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Follow us for our latest news about the materials we’re testing and for more informations.

First printing

We’re starting to test our PowerWasp with PLA filaments; all seems to be ok, the printer is fast and reliable. As you can see from the photo the result of the first printings (here you can see a translucent PLA) is good.

Now we’re finding out the best settings for the software (Cura and PrintRun)