3D Printer filament FibreTuff PAPC II

TLIF / Lumbar spacer an orthopaedic spinal implant.

FibreTuff PAPC II biomaterials for medical devices and implants

The 3D Printed parts produced with FibreTuff PAPC II show significant improvement in both chemical and thermal properties versus other biomaterials used for producing medical devices and implants. The 3D Printer filament FibreTuff PAPC II has a wide processing window and no degradation of cellulose fibers when printed at recommended temperatures. The 3D Printing of FibreTuff PAPC II filaments can produce parts having a unique surface texture that can be CNC machined. 3D Printing a FibreTuff PAPC II filament can produce bar stock of any shape or size for CNC machining into spinal implants versus traditional processing. The unique radiopacity feature can identify part implant location and bone bridging in specimen. see the X Ray / CT Scans tab of this website. 

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.


https://www.namsa.com/toxicology/usp-class-testing/



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. 


For more information on GeckoTek adhesive sheet:

 https://www.geckotek.co/collections/build-plates/products/ez-stik-hot-build-plate

Pricing for FibreTuff PAPC II filament

As of December 31st, 2018 FibreTuff PAPC II filaments are $299.00 for a .75 kg spool in either 1.75 or 3.0 mm sizes. For purchasing FibreTuff PAPC II please contact robert@fibretuff.us