ESD-Safe PLA Filament

3DXSTAT™ ESD PLA 3D Printing Filament

$90.00

3DXSTAT™ ESD-SAFE PLA 3D Filament

3DXSTAT™ ESD PLA is an advanced ESD-Safe compound designed for use in critical applications that require electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection.   Made using cutting-edge multi-wall carbon nanotube technology, state of the art compounding technology, and precision extrusion processes.  Target surface resistance:  10^7 to 10^9 Ohm.

Benefits of 3DXSTAT™ include:

  • Ideal for printing without a heated bed - no enclosure required
  • Low shrink / warp - very easy to print
  • Low odor - ideal for printing in public spaces / office environments
  • Consistent and reliable surface resistance
  • Improved retention of impact & elongation vs. similiar ESD-safe materials
  • Low particulate contamination
  • Minimal contribution to outgassing and ionic contamination

Typical applications include:

  • Semi-con:  HDD Components, Housings, Wafer Handling, Jigs, Casings, & Connectors 
  • Industrial:  Fixtures, Conveying, Metering, End-of-arm Tooling, and Sensing applications

Target conductivity for 3DXSTAT™ ESD PLA:  

  • Spec:  10^6 to 10^9 Ohm surface resistivity on 3DP sample using concentric ring method, target 10^7 Ohm
  • Note:  Internal studies have indicated that increased extruder temperatures can achieve higher levels of conductivity.  Likewise, lower extruder temperatures have resulted in lower levels of conductivity. Each printer is set-up differently as well as varied part geometry.  Therefore, expect some trial time to understand how this filament works in your specific printer / application. 

Recommended Print Conditions:

  • Extruder Temp:  Typically 210-220°C.  3DXSTAT™ ESD PLA is a filled product and has a higher melt viscosity vs. unfilled PLA.  Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to print at higher temperatures than your standard PLA to allow the resin to flow properly.  
  • Extrusion Multiplier:  1.15 - 1.20
  • Extrusion Speed:  60mm/s or higher
  • Bed Temp:  23-60°C
  • Fan Speed:  50-100% starting on 2nd layer
  • Bed Prep:  Blue Tape, Hairspray on clean glass