FibreTuff Medical Grade filament 3D Printed on Ultimaker

3D Print made with FibreTuff Medical Grade filament on an Ultimaker S5.

FibreTuff Medical Grade filament processing for 3D Printing on Ultimaker 3 and S5

FibreTuff can be 3D Printed with various break away materials or support structure polymers to help with the vertical printing in Z direction. Standard  breakaway for the Ultimaker 3D Printers can be used.

Recommended processing conditions.

The nozzle size should be .4 or .5mm with temps at 235 - 240C.

The printer bed should be heated at 80 -100C. 

Cooling Fan on for first few layers than turned off 

Recommended layer height .1 - .2mm

Printer oven is desired - temps 80C.

Printing speeds 45 -50 mm/sec

Density or infill is at 90 - 93% infill

Recommend Adhesive or breakaway - PVA  

Please note: A new spool of FibreTuff Medical Grade filament is packaged in a sealed vacuum package with desiccant and shouldn't require drying. If you leave spool exposed to elements over a period of time estimated at 3-4 days, moisture pickup is possible and may effect adhesion for layering. It is recommended to desiccant dry spool for 10 hrs before printing.


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FibreTuff Medical Grade Mechanical

Mechanicals of FibreTuff Medical Grade filament

The FibreTuff I has similar properties to Nylon 11 or 12. The specific gravity of FibreTuff I is 1.08 g/cc. This filament for 3D Printing is user friendly and doesn't require extensive drying like other highly engineered resins. The FibreTuff is anisotropic, prints are stronger in the Z direction versus X and Y.  FibreTuff can be 3D Printed at a very high resolution with extreme accuracy for natural " bone like" appearance 

FibreTuff Medical Grade Filament 3D Printed on UltimakeR S5

Ultimaker S5 Printer had utilized their nylon parameters with FibreTuff filament  for 3D Printing the part shown in the video at RAPID 2019 . The FibreTuff filament showed remarkable adhesion that utilized cellulose fiber in the biomaterial composition. Soon to be released is the FibreTuff filament for the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program.

FibreTuff Medical Grade Filament 3D Printed on Air Wolf

The Air Wolf Axiom 3D printing processing speed 45mm/sec. with FibreTuff filament. The nozzle dia. .5mm at  235c temperature. The heated bed set at 100c. No oven chamber required. 

nScrypt 3D Print a skull cap with FibreTuff

nScrypt 3D Prints a skull cap using FibreTuff filament. 

3D Printer Filament FibreTuff PAPC II

3D Printed bone made with FibreTuff

FibreTuff PAPC II biomaterials for anatomical models

These anatomical models 3D Printed with FibreTuff PAPC II show superior bone like qualities compared to the competition.

3D Printed scaffold made with FibreTuff

FibreTuff PAPC II to replace cellulose membranes

These filters have improved structural integrity with absorbent qualities for drug delivery

3D Printed foot bone made with FibreTuff

CT scan of patients talus bone then 3D Printed with FibreTuff Medical Grade filament

This 3D Print was generated from a CT Scan from University faculty. Faculty downloaded to stl. file and transferred to 3D Printer. The 3D Print was made with FibreTuff filament  had "bone like" qualities .

FibreTuff PAPC II applications and USE

3D Printed meshes made with FibreTuff Medical Grade filament

FibreTuff PAPC II biomaterials for medical devices

The 3D Printed medical devices with FibreTuff PAPC show significant improvement in both chemical and thermal properties . The FibreTuff PAPC can be 3D Printed into 70um to 100um porous filters with  a wide processing window and no visible degradation of cellulose fibers when printed at recommended temperatures. 

FibreTuff PAPC II testing for medical use

FibreTuff PAPC II has passed Cytotoxicity and Skin irritation tests  and USP Class VI testing for temporary implants performed by NAMSA a regulatory approved testing 

company for medical devices and implants. PAPC II has certification papers available.

FibreTuff Material Display High level of Radiopacity in Recent Tests

FibreTuff PAPC II medical grade filament used in X ray and CT Scan at Toledo Clinic.

Processing FibreTuff PAPC II on a FDM Printer

FibreTuff PAPC II filament requires a heated bed for 3D Printing on a FDM Printer. You can purchase FibreTuff PAPC II in two sizes, a 1.75 of 3.0mm. For the FibreTuff PAPC II to adhere to the heated bed on the 3D Printer, a glue or adhesive sheet is required. The glue stick recommended is Cube Glue. GeckoTek is a supplier of adhesive sheet for heated beds to 3D Print the PAPC II. The type of heated bed recommended for PAPC is EZ -  Stik Hot Build Plate. The nozzle size recommended for FibreTuff PAPC II are .5  with a processing temperature from 220 to 225C. If you use a .4 nozzle, higher heats may be necessary at 230C. The heated bed temperature recommended is 95C.  A 3D Printer oven is preferred at temperatures of 80C for maximum efficiency. FibreTuff PAPC II filaments will have an inherent moisture due to the hydrophilic nature of the composition. It is recommended that the FibreTuff PAPC be kept in a sealed bag after use. 

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New MSRP / Pricing for FibreTuff I and PAPC II filament

As of December 31st, 2018 FibreTuff I medical grade filament are $299.00 for a 1 kg spool in either 1.75 or 3.0 mm sizes. For purchasing FibreTuff PAPC II the price for the same spool is $325 please contact for purchase