The FibreTuff has similar properties to Nylon 11 or 12 industrial and medical grades.
The FibreTuff composition has similar mechanical data compared to Nylon 12. FibreTuff can be annealed at 225 F / 107C up to 2 hrs to increase strength and flexibility of the filament or print strength by 10%.
Marshall University investigated the mechanical attributes of FibreTuff in the FDM process. Oct 2019
IRC at Drexel University investigated the anisotropy behavior of cellulose fiber in FibreTuff to show strength in printing with fiber alignment. February 2022
3D printed FibreTuff has been tested by regulatory bodies for temporary implants and passed. Three (3) Universities in Ohio have found 3D printed FibreTuff to be biocompatible. And, one University in Ohio has tested the FibreTuff printed parts with simulated body fluids to show Bioactivity.
This blog contains publications for the advanced bioengineer looking for references using FibreTuff compounds and biomaterials for 3D printing, molding and extrusion.
This anatomical calcaneus bone model made of FibreTuff with a 3D printing laser sintering process has bone like qualities and good screw retention. The surgeon felt the 3D printed bone resembled a 20 year old human bone.
The anatomical bone model made of FibreTuff with a 3D printing laser sintering process has bone like qualities and good screw retention. The surgeon drilled into the 3D printed bone with a cortex self tapping screw and felt the printed bone resembled a 20 year old human bone.
A 3D Printing selective laser process produces a femur bone made with FibreTuff. FibreTuff mechanical attributes prove to be bone like.