The Proto-pasta Conductive is an affordable PLA based 3D printer filament. With Proto-pasta Conductive , you will be able to create something with your 3D printer that includes electronics like an LED, touch sensor, or some other genius invention.
Proto-pasta Conductive PLA is an FFF/FDM 3D printing filament has been designed for users interested in combining 3D Printing and electronics. It allows you to print conductive assemblies integrating switches, potentiometers, LED’s any possible thing.
It boasts High electrical conductivity, between 60X and 700,000X and is more conductive than readily available conductive filaments at 15 ohm-cm.
It is Compatible with other PLA materials for use in dual-head printers with good layer adhesion for creating circuits and the most important – Excellent print quality.
Proto-pasta Conductive PLA is a compound of Natureworks 4043D PLA, a dispersant and conductive carbon black.Following are the features of the Proto-pasta Conductive:Volume resistivity of molded resin (not 3D Printed) – 15 ohm-cm
Volume resistivity of 3D printed parts perpendicular to layers – 30 ohm-cm Volume resistivity of 3D printed parts through layers (along Z axis) – 115 ohm-cm
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Resistance of a 10cm length of 1.75mm filament – 1.8Kohm Resistance of a 10cm length of 2.85mm filament – 600ohm -Strength: Fair strength. More flexible than PLA, but less layer adhesion -Stiffness: Low, semi-flexible-Heat Resistance: Similar to PLA, use below 50C-Layer Adhesion: Fair layer adhesion. Not as good as normal PLA
-Flexibility: Filament is quite flexible but will break if bent repeatedly (particularly 2.85mm). Printed parts are rigid if more than a mm or two thick. Thin sections are somewhat flexible but fail along layer lines if flexed more than a few times.
-Failure Mode: If flexed to breakage, failure will be along layer lines.-Warping: Very low warping-Dual-Head compatibility: Compatible with (sticks to) PLA in dual material prints