Kai Parthy Releases Clear, Flexible 3D Printing Filament (VIDEO)

3D printing materials inventor Kai Parthy has had one small niche missing from his every-growing line of filaments. He may have invented Laywood and Laybrick, resulting in a number of other manufacturers launching their own versions of wood- and stone-like filaments.

And he may have released all sorts of spongy feedstock for desktop 3D printing. What he hadn’t quite pulled off, yet, was a line of highly flexible filaments. Today, however, Parthy has added two new flexible filaments to his BENDLAY series.

Complementing his tough BENDLAY filament, created in 2013, Kai has come up with two flexible filaments with a number of unique properties and applications. Kai writes that all materials in the BENDLAY series have the following features:“near glass clear, low water absortion (easy to store), printing at ~ 220° to 240°C, thermal stable as PLA (65 – 70°C), best interlayer adhesion, Soluble in brake cleaner, [and] acetone will make Bendlay crumble.” … (read more)

Source: 3DprintingIndustry.com