3D printer owners that are looking for a more eco-friendly alternative to ABS that also provides a more reliable print, may be interested in a new 3D printing filament that is now available to purchase in the form of the DURA 3D printing filament which has been manufactured by ALGIX 3D..
Even though ABS is a widely used 3D printing filament it does come with a few issues above and beyond just the smell it creates when used in 3D printers. The ABS fumes contain known carcinogens and the plastic filament cannot be used to create anything that will come into contact with food.
This is where the new DURA printer filament offers a great alternative by providing the harder and tougher rigidity similar to ABS as well as being less toxic, more sustainable and better performing than standard ABS 3D printing filament. Ashton Zeller, ALGIX 3D Director of Research and Development explains :
At ALGIX 3D, we test all of the materials that we produce and analyze the fumes released during printing. We are proud to report that DURA is much safer for the environment and for the user than ABS.
Ryan Hunt, ALGIX 3D CTO and Managing Director explains :
There has been great response from the industry since we previewed DURA at the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in early January. This product represents another innovation from our sustainability platform and comes at a great time for the market due to the recent attention surrounding the toxicity of ABS.
For more information on the new DURA 3D printing filament jump over to the official ALGIX 3D website for details via the link below. ALGIX 3D explain more :
ALGIX 3D DURA filament is the perfect material for your FFF 3D printing needs, because it is easy to use and outperforms conventional PLA and ABS in many areas. DURATM does not release toxic fumes and does not require a heated bed or heated chamber like ABS. Final parts printed with DURA have a very smooth finish where the print layers are nearly invisible. Compared to conventional PLA and ABS, DURA has improved toughness, elongation and brittleness. DURA has better heat resistance and layer adhesion than PLA and has higher print resolution than ABS. DURA filament is made from majority renewable content