M3D, manufacturer of the affordable Micro 3D printer first introduced though a Kickstarter campaign, has launched two interesting new filaments at CES.
Tough 3D Ink boasts extreme durability, seamless layer bonding and will hold at temperatures above boiling water, according to M3D. The flexibility of the material can be adjusted by choosing desired software options.
ABS-R ia an ABS replacement filament for engineering needs, featuring increased bonding and lower warp. It is odourless and doesn’t require a heated print bed. Using ABS-R filament, rigid objects with a softer feel than PLA can be printed, making it a more accessible alternative while still offering the same capabilities of ABS.
“Often hyped within the context of the digital revolution, people are buying 3D printers to explore this new technology and its creative applications, but they can run into limitations with today’s ABS and PLA as the standard printing material,” said Michael Armani, CEO at M3D. “Seeing all the benefits of Tough 3D Ink™ in our test groups suggests that it will be favored over traditional materials across nearly all applications, and ABS-R™ is set to become a mainstream alternative to traditional ABS filaments. That’s why we’re supporting both materials in early 2016 as our new core filaments for the Micro so that our users can find truly lasting applications.”