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We are the 3D printing arm of a larger company called Express Group Ltd. Fixing printers since 1988, today we are a Specialist Parts Distributor and Experts in 3D Printing.
We take quality control very seriously, which is why we are audited for ISO9001:2015 certification, this helps ensure we provide great customer service.
We have a wide range of filaments available from different manufacturers, as well as some 3rd party, GoPrint3D filament. Whether you are looking for ABS, PLA, Nylon or something else, we have these available in a range of weights, diameters and brands. If you are stuck or can't find what you want, simply contact us and we'll do our best to help.
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PLA-N is a next-generation biopolymer, engineered to exhibit superior mechanical properties to PLA while retaining the easy 3D printing experience PLA is well-known for.
Made by Filkemp, PLA-N can directly replace your use of PLA in applications where greater strength and toughness are desired.
We conducted a series of tests comparing PLA-N to PLA and ABS, in which we found PLA-N to be far superior to PLA. In our tests, we found PLA-N to exhibit a 27 to 27.5% torsional strength increase over regular PLA, and a 20% flexural strength increase with the 1.75mm filament. The 2.85mm filament exhibited a 12.5% flexural strength increase over regular PLA.
In conclusion, we found PLA-N to be far superior in flexural and torsional strength to standard PLA, and not far off ABS. PLA-N also has some desirable printing characteristics over ABS, such as less warping and less brittleness. This means that in some applications, PLA-N can be a very suitable replacement for ABS.
PLA-N is available as a 1kg, 2.2kg, 4.5kg or 8kg reel in 1.75mm or 2.85mm sizes. It’s also available in multiple colours, including yellow, black, white, green, blue, silver, and pastel orange. We keep a stock of all these colours.
We are an authorised UK distributor of Filkemp 3D Printer filaments. If you have any questions about PLA-N, please get in touch.
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