3D Printer filament Fibretuff PAPC I


FibreTuff PAPC I

FibreTuff PAPC I filament for 3D Printing is user friendly and doesn't require extensive drying like other highly engineered resins. The FibreTuff PAPC is anisotropic, prints are stronger in the Z direction versus X and Y.  FibreTuff PAPC I can be 3D Printed at a very high resolution with extreme accuracy for natural " bone like" appearance and texture. The unique composition shows a flexible behavior with memory. 


FibreTuff PAPC I processing for 3D Printing on Ultimaker 3 and S5

FibreTuff PAPC 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 225- 235C.

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  


Mechanicals of 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. The FibreTuff PAPC has special qualities like radiopacity, screw retention cutting and sawing capability. The applications include anatomical models - foot and ankle, hand and wrist, ear nose and throat. The comparison chart shows significant opportunities to pursue FDM applications in medical market.

FibreTuff PAPC I Filament 3D Printed on the Ultimaker s5

Ultimaker s5 Printer had utilized their nylon parameters with FibreTuff filament to print 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 PAPC I filament 3D Printed on Air Wolf Printer

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

3D Printer Filament FibreTuff PAPC II


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.


FibreTuff PAPC II to replace cellulose membranes

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


CT scan of patients talus bone then 3D Printed with FibreTuff PAPC I

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


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 PAPC Material Display High level of Radiopacity in Recent Tests

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 PAPC I and PAPC II filament

As of December 31st, 2018 FibreTuff PAPC I filaments are $299.00 for a .75 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 robert@fibretuff.us