taulman3D ToolBox Spool
Over the last eight months taulman3D has been developing six new high strength materials for 3D printing with one of the largest chemical companies offering PETG variants.
Now taulman3D has launched a Kickstarter campaign to present this new set of materials that they believe will give 3D printing that extra push.
According to taulman3D, these new materials are some of the most requested polymers in the 3D printing industry. Developed through the idea that in order to get the best results, you have to work closely with the manufacturing process, they hope to widen the possibilities of design, invention and art.
The development process was a long one for the team including thousands of tests and advice from a well known pump and fittings firm who told them to develop something that “tests for minimal break along a seam, has high resistance to shock and vibration and comes as a known brand.” It was then that they decided to work directly with the chemical company to make a consistent product and determine the best chemical configuration.
Presented in a “ToolBox”, the kit is available on Kickstarter and features all six materials to give designers and inventors the opportunity to work in a range of specifications and capabilities.
The kit includes: tritan, PCTPE, ARCbio PLA, Tech-G, Nylon 680 FDA and BIO-G, all varying in strength, flexibility and transparency. Campaign backers can pledge for a range of benefits including a mix of 6 spools for $105 when the first batches are delivered in October.
By supporting the campaign, taulman3D reckon that it will signal a foot in the door to chemical companies and provide better access to high strength nylon. The company says: “It means the technology isn’t driving you, rather you are driving the technology.”
The campaign needs to raise $185,000 before September 21st in order to be funded.