FibreTuff PAPC compounds for the Medical Industry

FibreTuff PAPC Biomaterial compounds for superior Anatomical Bone Models


FibreTuff PAPC can be 3D Printed in either Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) or Selective Laser Sintering (SLS). 

FibreTuff PAPC for micro molded parts with radiopacity


Biological testing of FibreTuff PAPC has passed USP Class VI. Superior results with FibreTuff PAPC for new and innovative ENT medical devices.

FibreTuff PAPC has CNC machining qualities


PAPC is a drop in replacement for CNC machining PEEK, PEKK and has performance qualities these resins do not have for medical applications.  

Medical Applications for FibreTuff PAPC

Advanced 3D Printed anatomical bone models to replace cadaver work - femurs, calcaneus, talus, metatarsal, skull cap, mandible, sacrum.


FibreTuff PAPC biomaterial compounds produce 3D Printing filament / powders to replace highly engineered medical compounds that are considerable more expensive and lack the necessary performance qualities. FibreTuff PAPC has better bone like qualities such as excellent screw retention, sawing and cutting, radiopacity with an ability to have variable bone size, densities through the 3D Printing process. 

FibreTuff PAPC compounds for 3D Printing, Injection and Extrusion


FibreTuff PAPC biomaterials are radiopaque compounds for 3D Printing, Injection molding and Extrusion. FibreTuff PAPC has been 3D Printed for medical applications where other natural fiber thermoplastic compositions have failed due to toxicity, high shear sensitivity and process temperature >220C. Secondary processes like machining, metal plating and compression molding have been qualified with PAPC. 

FibreTuff PAPC for temporary implants and machined for proof of concept Spine and Trauma applications


FibreTuff PAPC has passed USP Class VI testing performed by NAMSA for temporary implants. These FibreTuff PAPC compounds are made with cellulose to produce filaments for 3D Printing in development of lower cost devices and eventually implants. Benefits in using FibreTuff PAPC compounds include no offensive odors at recommended processing temperatures, lowering material purchasing costs, reducing the cost in processing with minimal drying time, utilize standard sterilization methods - Autoclave and Gamma. 

3D Printing Project Information

Purchasing FibreTuff PAPC compounds for 3D Printing

3D Printing PAPC filaments in a .75 kg spool in 1.75 mm and 3.0 mm construction.

Contact FibreTuff for more details about purchasing, service centers and distribution to support your projects.  

Screw inserted into printed calcaneus bone made with FibreTuff


FibreTuff PAPC I with 3.0 x 15 mm screw inserted into anatomical model made with FibreTuff PAPC I. 

3D Printed veterinary bone models for medical students


FibreTuff PAPC filaments used to produce bone models that have the appearance, texture, feel and construction of human and animal bone.

3D Printed FibreTuff PAPC for SLS/Laser sintering


FibreTuff PAPC biomaterial compounds have been used for proof of concept by EOS 3D Printing.

CT Scan of FibreTuff PAPC shows Radiopacity


A spinal implant made with FibreTuff PAPC filament is Computed Tomography scanned at Toledo Clinic in Northwest OH.  

No Offensive Odor in 3D Printing FibreTuff PAPC


FibreTuff PAPC filament when processed at the preferred temperature has no offensive odors unlike some competitive filaments that have bad actors or additives such as maleic anhydride, styrene, etc

FibreTuff Technology

The FibreTuff®  technology includes USPTO trademark, patent pending applications and patented compositions that include Polyamide, Polyolefin and Cellulose (PAPC) . The technology can provide some unique qualities and attributes for other industries - aerospace, automotive, building and construction, cosmetics. For more information

FibreTuff PAPC Mechanical Properties


FibreTuff PAPC I

The FibreTuff PAPC I has similar properties to Nylon 11 or 12. The specific gravity of FibreTuff PAPC I is 1.08 g/cc. This comparison chart shows significant opportunities to pursue both SLS and FDM applications in medical market. Medical applications include orthopedics,  foot and ankle, hand and wrist, ear nose and throat. something interesting about your business here.


3D Lifeprint evaluates FibreTuff for "bone like" qualities.

FibreTuff PAPC has been evaluated by leading service centers for anatomical bone models using Ultimaker 3D Printers. 3D LifePrint  has found FibreTuff to be the leader in 3D printed bone like qualities. These functional anatomical bone models are used at Universities, Medical Centers for clinical evaluations and physicians in preparations for surgery.


FibreTuff PAPC will absorb fluids for flexibility

Bone gets brittle after being removed from body. Body fluids promote better elasticity as well as impact, FibreTuff PAPC is hydrophilic and reacts to moisture very similar. Other 3D printed materials like PLA will absorb and store moisture until the composition breaks down. FibreTuff PAPC will absorb moisture to a point and promote less brittleness and improve impact. Picture is a calcaneus bone FDM print made with FibreTuff PAPC I and a photo of 1st day soaking PAPC I in water .

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