FibreTuff PAPC Compounds for the Medical Industry

Radiopaque 3D Printed functional bone models, meshes, hearing aides, foot orthotics made with FibreTuff PAPC

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

FibreTuff PAPC compounds for 3D Printing, CNC machining, 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. 

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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.  

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.

3D Printing a Mandible using FibreTuff PAPC filament

3D Printed Mandible made with FibreTuff PAPC filament.

Pamton 3D Commercial Printing has expertise in 3D Printing dentistry bone models using FibreTuff PAPC .

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

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