ESD-Safe OBC Filament

3DXSTAT™ ESD-Safe OBC (PE Copolymer)

$125.00

3DXSTAT™ ESD-Safe OBC Polyethylene Copolymer 3D Printing Filament

Our 3DXSTAT™ ESD-Safe OBC is made using Evolv3D™ OBC (Olefin Block Copolymer) from Dow.  This is an engineering-grade material based on a novel polyethylene copolymer and multi-wall carbon nanotubes.  OBC is the state-of-the-art in polyethylene 3D printing and eliminates many of the problems associated with printing polypropylene-based materials. Target surface resistance:  10^7 to 10^9 Ohm. 

3DXSTAT™ ESD-Safe OBC is semi-crystalline and has excellent chemical resistance coupled with ease of printing and real-world functional properties.  We manufacture this filament at our factory in Grand Rapids, MI.  

Low Density:  The reel contains 750g of filament, but based on the low density of OBC, this is the same amount of filament that would typically be on a 1kg reel of ABS.  This allows you to print light-weight and exceptionally durable parts for medical, drones, watercraft, automotive, or any application that would benefit from a light weight ESD-Safe chemically resistant material.   

Product Attributes Include:

  • Superior chemical resistance
  • Excellent Z-axis bonding
  • Very low density (0.95 g/cm3)
  • Outstanding chemical resistance 
  • No water pick-up - no drying needed
  • Low odor - essentially none

Chemical Resistance:

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Filament Specifications:

  • Diameter:  1.75mm, 2.85mm, +/- 0.05mm
  • Reel weight:  +/- 5%

Recommended Print Settings:

  • Extruder temp:  175-215°C
  • Bed temp:  60-100°C
  • Bed prep:  Packaging tape (PE or PP based) is an excellent low-cost option, Magigoo PP Bed Prep
  • Enclosed build chamber:  23-60°C.  Although not 100% necessary, an enclosed print chamber will help ensure more successful printing
  • Other:  Recommended to print with brim or raft until you become comfortable printing with OBC.  We also recommend the use of a cooling fan (20-50%).  Print speed is generally 30-50mm/s.  

Evolv3D™ is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company