3D Printlife to launch new 3D printing materials — 4 key insights

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American filament manufacturing company, 3D Printlife, is set to launch two new 3D printing materials — FibreTuff PAPC Bone Replacement Filament and PEEK — at the RAPID industry show in Detroit, reports 3D Printing Media Network.

Four insights:

1. FibreTuf PAPC Bone Replacement filament is a biocompatible, non-toxic material made from polyamide polyolefin and cellulose, used to 3D print bone-like anatomical orthopedic models based on patients' anatomies.

2. Physicians can use the models for a variety of uses including pre-surgical planning, assessment and simulation training.

3. The PAPC material is radiopaque, meaning it can be seen clearly in X-ray and MRI imaging and can be printed at 230 degrees Celsius, making it compatible with most desktop Fused Deposition Modeling systems.

4. The company will be offering free PEEK samples to attendees and the material will be available in different weights, starting at 100 grams for introductory testing.

3D Printlife aims to advance its filament line later this year with its resin lightweight composite lay-up tool, Ultem 1010, and future materials such as graphene and glass-filled polypropylene are also in the pipeline.

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