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Taulman3D PCTPE filament

  • $ 30.00

PCTPE is a flexible nylon developed by taulman3D specifically for 3D Printing. PCTPE stands for "Plasticized Copolyamide TPE" or a chemical co-polymer of highly flexible nylon and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) . PCTPE has several unique features that allow any user to print a highly flexible part with the added durability of nylon polymers. The flexibility of PCTPE means that the end parts will have the smooth lustrous texture of nylon, the added flexibility offered by a rubber like TPE, yet maintain the high durability and nondelaminating benefits of all taulman3D Printing materials.

Like all taulman3D Nylon materials, PCTPE takes on acid based dyes for any color desired. It's stock color is a bright gloss white. A major feature of PCTPE is that even at 1.75mm and with it's high flexibility, it will not fold, bend or dislodge in the extrusion path of 3D Printers, a common issue with other flexible materials. PCTPE prints at ~ 235°C on a heated glass bed set to 45°C with a layer of PVA.

Potential uses:

  • Large inaccessible gears.
  • Wearable items
  • Cogging systems and ratchet systems
  • Vibration damping
  • Motor mounting

Gecko-TEK's EZ-STIK HOT print surface works great with all of Taulman3d's nylon-based filaments.

Recommended Extrustion Temperature: 235°C - 242°C
Recommended Nozzle size: Any Size

Recommended Print Speed:

Equivalent to 80% of regular ABS speeds

Recommended Retraction Settings:

~1mm per 0.1mm of nozzle diameter

(ie. ~5mm retraction when using a 0.5mm diameter nozzle)

Recommended Print Surface:

Hot - GeckoTek EZ-STIK HOT heated to 30-50°C or glass heated to 40°C with a coat of PVA glue

Cold - BuiltTak with a coat of PVA glue



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