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Characteristics of bioplastic 3D printing materials

How to save 3D printing materials

3d printing technology has been developed for more than 30 years. The scientific name of 3d printing technology is “additive manufacturing”, which is a kind of rapid prototyping technology, known as the “third industrial revolution”. Relying on unique manufacturing technology, 3d printing technology has allowed us to radically change our production methods, shorten the delivery time and save manpower and costs.

Because 3d printing manufacturing changes the methods and principles of traditional industries, it is a subversion of traditional manufacturing, but there are still many factors that restrict the development of 3d printing, including 3d printing materials. Only by developing more 3d printing materials can 3d printing be expanded. Technical field.

Characteristics of bioplastic 3D printing materials

Below, the editor of Anet will “break the news” about the characteristics of bioplastic 3D printing materials. 3D printing bioplastics are mainly divided into polylactic acid (pla), 4-cyclohexanedimethanol ester (PETG), poly-hydrocarbyl butyl resin (PHB), poly-hydroxyvalerate (PHBV), polysuccinic acid-butane Glycol ester (PBS), etc., it has good biodegradability.

1. PETG bioplastic 3D printing materials:

PETG is a transparent amorphous copolyester 3d printing material with good viscosity, transparency, color, chemical resistance and stress resistance, and can be thermoformed, extrusion blow molded quickly. The viscosity is better than acrylic (acrylic). Its products are highly transparent and have excellent impact resistance, which is especially suitable for forming thick-walled transparent products.

It can be widely used in the market of sheet materials, high-performance shrink films, bottles and profiled materials. It has good hydrophobicity and does not need to be stored in a closet. Due to the shrinkage and low temperature of PETG, there is almost no odor during the printing process, making PETG products in the 3D printing field have a broader development and application prospects.

2. PLA bioplastic 3d printing materials:

Pla is the abbreviation of Poly Lactic Acid and the chemical name Polylactate. Pla is a 3D printing material that has been used for a long time. Its surface is translucent and glossy. It is a relatively environmentally friendly 3D printing material.

PLA bioplastics are extracted from corn starch and sugarcane. They can be decomposed into carbon dioxide and water by using polymer materials, which are sources of soil pollution. They can be widely used in FDM3d printers and are basically the most widely used 3d printing materials. , The current price on the official website of Anet Technology is 98 yuan per roll (including tax and shipping).

Characteristics of bioplastic 3D printing materials

3. PLC bioplastic 3D printer:

PLC is commonly known as polycaprolactone. It is a 3D printing material that has such good biodegradability, biocompatibility, and non-toxicity. It is a biodegradable polyester with a relatively low melting point, about 60°C, which is comparable to most biological Like materials, people often use them as special purpose transmission equipment.

At the same time, PLC3d printing materials also have memory functions. Commonly used in the medical field, it is mostly used as a slow-release system for bones, organs, etc. and tissues.

The above is the characteristics of bioplastic 3D printing materials. At present, there is a shortage of many 3D printing companies in China. There is still a shortage of metal materials. Relying on imports has led to high prices of 3D printing materials, affecting the industrialization process, and leading to domestic 3D printing technology. Has been slowly improving.

Anet Technology has always insisted on independent research and development, and is determined to contribute its own meager contribution to the development of 3D printing technology. Next week, the editor of Anet will continue to “break the news” of 3d printing materials to popularize 3d printing knowledge for everyone.

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