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3DXNano™ ESD-Safe PETG 3D FILAMENT
Target surface resistance: 10^7 to 10^9 Ohm
3DXSTAT™ ESD PETG is an advanced ESD-Safe compound designed for use in critical applications that require electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and a high level of cleanliness. Manufactured with consistency in mind - 3DXTech starts with premium PETG resin and then compounded according to a proprietary formulation of multi-wall carbon nanotubes and process / dispersion modifiers - giving you a filament with excellent printing characteristics and consistent ESD properties.
Benefits of 3DXSTAT™ ESD-PETG include:
Chemical Resistance: Unstressed tensile bars molded of PETG exhibit good resistance to dilute aqueous solutions of mineral acids, bases, salts, and soaps, and to aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, and a variety of oils. Halogenated hydrocarbons, short chain length ketones, and aromatic hydrocarbons dissolve or swell the plastic.
Typical applications include:
Target conductivity for 3DXSTAT™ ESD PETG:
Recommended Print Conditions:
Posted by Justin Giorgi on 28th Oct 2016
Overall this material prints well and works as expected. When printed at high speed strands have a tendency to break and edges curl up which results in weak infill. Inter-layer adhesion is moderate, better than ABS but significantly less than PLA. This has the benefit that properly printed support materials snap off easily however any part that must flex even a small amount cannot be printed along the Z axis. Cantilevers and similar features do flex well when printed parallel to the X/Y plane. The odor produced during printing is comparable to the odor of low temperature glue gun, worse than PLA but much better than ABS. If you are printing in an office as we are we recommend an enclosure and a fume extractor.
We test printed a 3DBenchy which came out well. Dimensional accuracy was well within the tolerances of the printer with no apparent shrinkage of the material. No warping or cracking was present. The arches and rear window were slightly flattened on top from the lack of support and the main window is slightly deformed. Overall the material performed better than expected. Layers could not be separated manually, even with tools and the finish was smooth and uniform.
Our final prints included cantilevers and clips which worked well when printed parallel to the X/Y plane. When printed at other angles the cantilevers were less flexible but strong and functional so long as force was not applied across the layers. Our cantilevers taper to 0.5mm thick along a length of 27mm with a deflection of 1.8mm. We measured deflection of 8mm without damaging the part.
We printed this material on an Ultimaker 2+ and after some experimentation settled on the following settings: 60 mm/s print speed, 30% infill, 2x perimeter, 4x bottom fill, 8x top fill, bed temperature 65C, nozzle temperature 250C. We used Elmer's school glue sticks for bed adhesion and separation.
We have not yet conducted any tests on the conductivity of the material aside from basic measurements with a multimeter which appear to show the advertised properties.
Posted by Saint on 31st Aug 2016
for the past 3years have been using a carbon ESD ABS filament. It did the job, until recently, we have become sensitive to FOD, and the Carbon ABS, leaves traces of carbon on your hands when handled, and it also printed powdery rough, so when introducing the product to the fixture, it was leaving small particles. I went on the hunt for a FOD free filament, and found the 3DXSTAT ESD PETG filament. I installed it onto my machine, without making any parameter changes, and started to print, and right away the results we very satisfactory. I reduce the bed temperature, and walla, it printed through 1kg without a hitch. I reinstalled my old ABS spool, and I thought the printer was going to throw it up. I ordered to 2kg spools. Unlike ABS I am also able to use this PETG in my IPA, and Citric acid cleaning processes. Great advancement in filament.
Posted by YT Sim on 18th Aug 2016
Printed with this ESD filament for a jig holding PCB with sensitive electronic parts.
Using Ultimaker 2 with normal PLA setting.
Only parameter change was the Print speed.
Initially have problem with infill printing.
Have to slow it down 50% as compared to normal PLA.
Good ESD properties.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Apr 2015
Prints great. Good chemical resistant. Good ESD properties. Is as advertised.
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