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Move over ABS - the next generation of 3D printer filament is here

The line of specialty Formfutura 3D printer filaments represents the technology's future. What makes TitanX, HDglass and CarbonFil so innovative?

Wine fans, take note: you can now replace your lost or damaged corks through a desktop 3D printer. This handy feat is possible thanks to Formfutura's EasyCork - a PLA-based filament containing 30 per cent cork filling that can be used with most consumer-grade printers.

Cork isn't the only material that Formfutura is making strides with either. Today, we're going to look at three other examples of how the company is changing the face of 3D printer filaments.

TitanX

FormFutura TitanX filament
ABS has been a household name in 3D printer filaments for quite some time, and TitanX builds on its popularity. This high-performance thermoplastic has vastly improved properties compared to traditional ABS, including:

  • Warp-free printing
  • Thermal stability
  • Streamlined filament flowing behaviour
  • Perfect interlayer adhesion
  • High impact strength
  • Greater ease of printing
  • Excellent first-layer adhesion

Thanks to these properties and a strong diameter tolerance, TitanX is suitable for large-scale 3D printing projects. Available in seven colours for both 1.75 and 2.85 mm diameters, Formfutura's TitanX will suit most desktop 3D printers - including MakerBot and Ultimaker.  Buy Titan X filament now from our online store.

ApolloX

FormFutura ApolloX filament
ApolloX by FormFutura is a weather and UV resistant filament, ensuring great color stability even if used on outdoor applications.  Combined with high strength and heat resistant properties, ApolloX is the perfect engineers' filament for outdoor use, automotive applications and more.  See the unique characteristics of ApolloX below:

  • UV & weather resistant
  • Extremely high printing precision
  • FDM-optimized
  • Excellent adhesion to heated glass plate, Kapton tape, PET tape and EasyPad
  • Warp-free
  • Perfect inter-layer adhesion
  • Great thermal stability and filament flowing behavior
  • FDA food and drink contact compliant

ApolloX has an excellent roundness and very tight diameter tolerances, making this filament a perfect match with all common desktop and FFF/FDM technology based desktop 3D printers. Buy ApolloX now from our online store.

HDglass

FormFutura HDGlass filament
If you've been turned off of 3D printing because you don't like the clunky plastic-looking appearance typical of traditional printing filaments, HDglass will give you a reason to reconsider the technology. A PETG-based filament, HDglass is strong, lightweight and flexible. At the same time, it overcomes many of the problems associated with PETG filaments: printing fumes, the need for a heated printing bed and high levels of warping.  

The filament is available in a wide range of colours for both 1.75 and 2.85 mm sizes, with additional options for transparency. Blinded and stained options are mostly opaque, while clear and see-through filaments offer impressive transparency - allowing 90 per cent light penetration. Buy HDGlass filament now from our online store.

CarbonFil

FormFutura CarbonFil filament
A major setback for many filament types is brittleness - some finished projects feel incredibly fragile, depending on the material. CarbonFil, however, is a significant exception. Based on HDglass and reinforced with ultralight carbon fibres, this filament covers a glaring gap in the 3D printing market: a stiff filament that maintains durability. In fact, CarbonFil delivers a 10 per cent increase in impact strength over HDglass.

Despite these impressive qualities, CarbonFil is still quite easy to work with - it is warp-free, odourless and can be used without a heated printing bed. Buy CarbonFil filament now from our online store.

At Redstack, we found FormFutura filament to be an excellent printing material offering outstanding value for money. Check out the range in our online store or contact us for more information.

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