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July 28, 2015 – US based filament manufacturer 3Dom USA announces today the release of a first of its kind engineering-grade filament, Glass Filled PLA.

As a composite PLA/glass material, Glass Filled PLA filament can be used on any machine capable of printing with PLA. It offers similar benefits of standard PLA such as a very low warp, low odor, and no special extruder or heated bed needed. But the power of its composite make-up allows it to be stronger, tougher and more flexible. In a comparison to parts 3D printed in standard PLA, Glass Filled PLA is:

  • 1.4 times stronger than PLA at 57 MPa of max tensile strength.
  • 1.3 times tougher than PLA with 34 J/m of Impact Toughness.
  • 1.9 times more flexible than PLA with a tensile elongation of 3.4% before failure.

Glass Filled PLA is an effort to advance engineered and practical-use 3D printed parts and components, but also to simply offer to users of PLA a product far improved.

For more information, please contact John Schneider at 1-800-336-6097 or info@3domusa.com

Notes on the product

3Dom USA Glass Filled PLA filament is made to extremely tight tolerances. The two filament diameters, 1.75mm and 2.85mm, are manufactured using an in-line laser scanner to measure and control diameter and ovality tolerances of +/- 0.05mm (2.9% and 1.8% respectively).
Unlike any other filament manufacturers, filament diameter and ovality specs for each individual spool will be included in all 3Dom USA spool packaging. Customers no longer need to wonder if the filament they are purchasing is within tolerances, as they can verify right on the box.

About 3Dom USA

3Dom USA was founded in 2014 to be able to serve the 3D printing industry with high-quality, sustainable 3D printing materials. 3Dom USA was developed from the ground up for 3D printing, bringing a decade of 3D printing experience and over 40 years of plastics expertise together to achieve that goal. We are dedicated to high quality, practical and sustainable 3D printing materials, and to helping 3D printers everywhere to Build Better.

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