Filament 3D printers

What is resin technology with Kanèsis 100% biobased resins suitable for?

Prototyping | Hobbies | Drones | Automotive sector | Search | Model making
Cultural sector (reproductions for museums, objects for tactile experiences, etc.) |
Making spare parts or repairs | Cosplay | Fashion | Play sector (miniatures for games)
Design | Fashion

Filament 3D printers are so called because they use a thermoplastic thread for the production of the objects. The wire is unrolled by an extruder which pushes it towards the hot printing end, where it is melted and pushed out through a metal nozzle which deposits it on the plate. A bit like a glue gun that moves on the printing platform following three dimensions (X, Y and Z axis). The result is a thin filament that is deposited layer by layer until the object is finished. Once cooled, the material hardens and the 3D printed object is ready.

The filaments can be of different materials with plastic properties, it must be borne in mind that in thermoplastic materials the softening temperature (therefore the temperature at which the plastic material begins to soften) is directly representative of the chemical compositions of the material. In fact, materials that extrude at low temperatures indicate bonds that are easier to demolish and therefore materials that are more easily degradable.

The most widespread material in the world of 3D printing is PLA (polylactic acid derived from corn starch) which naturally and without additives extrudes at about 180 degrees. Synthetic additives and dyes cause a slight increase in softening and extrusion temperatures.

The materials developed by Kanèsis are produced without the use of synthetic additives or dyes. For this reason, our materials must be extruded at a lower temperature than competitors. Our 3D printing materials are produced from PLA INGEO Nature Works, added with agricultural by-products.