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3D Printing FibreTuff

FibreTuff can be 3D Printed in FDM or SLS. The cellulose fibre thermoplastic composition is user friendly, non temper mental and doesn't require extensive drying like other highly engineered resins. Picture of 3D printed vertebrae made with FibreTuff provided by 3D LifePrint www.3dlifeprints.com

3D Printing Collaborations, Partnerships and Material Alliance

Ultimaker S5 3D Printing part made with FibreTuff

3D Printing on Ultimaker 3 and S5

FibreTuff can be 3D Printed with various break away materials or support structure polymers to help with the vertical printing in Z direction. Standard  breakaway for the Ultimaker 3D Printers can be used.

Recommended processing conditions.

The nozzle size should be .4 or .5mm with temps at 225- 235C.

The printer bed should be heated at 90 -100C. 

Cooling Fan on for first few layers than turned off 

Recommended layer height .1 - .2mm

Printer oven is desired - temps 80C.

Printing speeds 45 -50 mm/sec

Density or infill is at 90 - 93% infill

Recommend Adhesive or breakaway - PVA  

Taz 3D Printer using FibreTuff

FibreTuff is 3D Printer agnostic

3D Printing of FibreTuff filaments can be used on the following 3D Printers


Ultimaker

LulzBot

Airwolf

XYZ Printers

Raise 3D

MakerGear


3D Printed bone using SLS method with FibreTuff biomaterial compound

Selective laser sintering (SLS) FibreTuff

FibreTuff has biomaterial compounds to producing powders for SLS. The FibreTuff replaces highly engineered Nylon and Nylon compounds that are considerable more expensive, are difficult to recycle and lack the necessary "bone like" performance qualities for replacing cadaver work.

Anisotropic qualities

3D Printed bar stock made with FibreTuff for machining

The FibreTuff filament will produce prints that are anisotropic, stronger in the Z direction versus X and Y.  FibreTuff can be 3D Printed at a very high resolution with extreme accuracy for natural " bone like" qualitie

Infill patterns with FibreTuff

3D Printed part with 90% infill made with FibreTuff

Depending on your 3D Print infill patterns have been successful for structural yet lightweight parts with 90-92% infill. 

FDM and SLS 3D Printed Foot bones

3D Printed bone like part made with FibreTuff using FDM and SLS method

These calcaneus bones were 3D Printed using FibreTuff. FibreTuff service centers are able to 3D Print sample bones for you and customers.

Breakaway for FibreTuff

3D Printed bone using PVA breakaway with FibreTuff

3D Printing of FibreTuff compounds for FDM require a heated bed.  The heated bed temperatures recommended for the FibreTuff can range from 80 C to 110 C. To adhere the FibreTuff to the heated bed - PVA water soluble breakaway, a glue stick or adhesive sheet is required. 

Magigoo is a preferred adhesive https://magigoo.com

Service Centers for FibreTuff

Southern US

nScrypt 3D Prints the FibreTuff biomaterials for bone like anatomical models

Europe

3D LifePrints in Europe has 3D Printed FibreTuff with good results

Northeast US

3D Printlife distributes and makes anatomical bone like models

Midwest US

Viscus Biologics is a producer of bone like anatomical models for FibreTuff

Midwest US

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