EVOLV3D 3D-Fuel OBC Olefin Block Copolymer 3D Filament

SKU F1300

Low Density, High Strength, Excellent Chemical Resistance, Flexible

Polyethylene (PE)-based Olefin Block Copolymer or "OBC" is made from a unique polyethylene-based material.

3D-Fuel, in partnership with DOW, have produced the EVOLV3D™ Olefin Block Copolymer (OBC) filament - a breakthrough material that brings polyolefin properties to 3D printing without the issues commonly associated with printing polypropylene.

OBC is a high-performance build material that enables the production of lightweight and durable 3D printed parts. It is best suited for 3D printers who need a high quality, lightweight chemical resistant filament.  This new material offers some great characteristics including:

  • Excellent Printability
  • Low Density (0.905 g/cm^3)
  • Higher Durability
  • Chemical Resistance
  • Consistent Printing
  • and Low Odor

For best results, use a PP- or PE-based build surface. Clear packing tape is an excellent, low-cost build surface option.

NOTE: Because DOW OBC is such a low-density material, the spool weights are lower than you might expect, but a full spool of OBC (768g) will print the same amount of parts as a 1kg spool of PLA. Pretty crazy, right? It's an excellent material for doing weight-reduction on your 3D printing projects.

Printing parameters:

Print Speed:   10-40 mm/s
Extruder Temp:  160-200° C
Heated Bed:    60-100° C
Build Surface: Clear packing tape/PP/PE

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

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