If you already own a 3D printer or are considering purchasing one in the near future you might be interested in three new 3D printing materials which have been created by Polymakr in the form of Polywood, PolyMax PLA and PolyFlex Soft.
The new 3D printing materials have been launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website and provide a number of useful features and properties that will help you expand your 3D printing creativity. To learn more about the three new 3D printing materials watch the video after the jump as their creators explain their unique characteristic differences.
“PolyWood is a wood-mimic printing material that contains no actual wood. So, how does PolyWood acquire this wood-like appearance? Unlike any other 3D printing filament, PolyWood has a porous microstructure, similar to natural wood. Prints made with PolyWood feature a rough surface that both looks and feels much like raw, carved wood.
PolyFlex is a soft and flexible filament with uncompromised printing quality. There are already a few flexible filaments out there. However one thing we notice about those materials is their poor compatibility with different 3D printers. Many of them only work on one specific printer model or extruder type.
PolyMax PLA Completely re-engineered PLA with superb mechanical strength, Poly(lactic acid) or PLA is probably the most widely used material for desktop 3D printers nowadays. However one of the largest disadvantages of PLA is its poor mechanical properties, especially the tendency to brittle fracture. This renders regular PLA limited applicability for functional parts that are used in mechanically demanding situations.
PolyMax PLA is an entirely new PLA that is designed to solve this problem. The material exhibits over 8 times better impact strength and toughness than regular PLA.”
The new Polymakr 3D printing materials project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges. So if you think new the Polymakr 3D printing materials are something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help the new Polymakr materials become a reality.
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