PP

PP (Polypropylene) is a light flexible material that offers a number of highly desired properties. It has high impact strength and bending abilities making it great for parts that require heavy use. In the consumer market, it is used for applications, such as packaging, stationary and more.

Printing tips

Temperature: Printing with Polypropylene requires planning and careful temperature management to ensure successful prints. It is a material that is not as forgiving as E-PLA during the printing process.

Storage: Store the filament in dry areas since it absorbs moisture.

Heat Resistant

Chemical Resistant

Water Resistant

Impact Resistant

POLYPROPYLENE PRINTING GUIDELINES

Extruder

Extrusion temperature

220°C

Bed Temperature

Bed temperature

85°C

Filament Weight

Weight (kg)

0.75

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Warping

High

Layer Bonding

Layer bonding

Medium

Bolt Pro 3D Printer

Suitable for

Bolt Pro

Diameter

Filament diameter (mm)

1.75

Applications

Visual Prototypes

Visual Prototypes

PP is suitable for visual prototypes due to its various strength properties. The material is scratch resistant and can also be painted to achieve the desired visual result

Functional Prototypes

Functional Prototypes

PP is a great material for industrial applications due to its high durability and strength. It can be used to create functional prototypes that can face various stresses effectively without easily breaking.

Tooling

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Building on functional prototypes, PP is also being used for tooling due to its resistance to chemicals, heat, water and impact. It is a very strong plastic that is resistant to breakage and repeated stresses making it ideal for engineering applications.