3D Printing

Farnell offering 3D printer filaments

3rd June 2024
Caitlin Gittins

Farnell is expanding its Multicomp Pro range to include a variety of 3D printer filaments, catering to the diverse needs of design engineers, creators, and hobbyists.

“We are thrilled to expand our Multicomp Pro product offerings, especially as the needs of our customer base evolve,” said Steve Jagger-Marsh Product Segment Leader, Private Label Test, Tools & Production Supplies, Farnell. “As interest and demand in 3D printing continues to grow, we are happy to provide our customers with a diversified lineup of 3D printer filaments that are designed to meet the quality standards engineers require and the value they need.”

The following products are now available exclusively from Farnell:

  • PLA filament (Polylactic Acid): A biodegradable thermoplastic polymer made from renewable raw materials, PLA is suitable for pattern making, tooling parts, prototypes, or end-use parts

  • ABS filament (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene): Known for its good mechanical properties, low cost, toughness, and impact resistance, ABS can withstand higher temperatures than most 3D printing filaments

  • TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane): This flexible, abrasion-resistant thermoplastic is used in various manufacturing processes. Its rubber-like elasticity, resilience, and durability make it ideal for impact-absorption and soft-touch applications, such as tubes, seals, bushings, and vibration dampers

  • PVA filament (Polyvinyl Alcohol): A soft, biodegradable material highly sensitive to moisture. When exposed to water, PVA dissolves, making it useful as a support structure for complex shapes or models with enclosed cavities. Multicomp Pro offers MC011459, a 500g option in 1.75mm diameter

  • PETG filament: A thermoplastic polyester offering significant chemical resistance, durability, and formability. PETG combines the benefits of both PLA and ABS, featuring the rigidity and mechanical properties of ABS and the ease of printing of PLA

  • PA (Polyamide), or Nylon: Semi-flexible with high strength and durability, suitable for demanding technical applications such as bearings, nuts, rivets, structural components, and connectors. Multicomp Pro offers Nylon filament in a natural appearance and a carbon fibre effect

  • HIPS filament (High-Impact Polystyrene): Lightweight, impact-resistant, and popular due to its low cost, durability, non-toxic properties, and recyclability. HIPS makes an excellent support material as it can be dissolved using Limonene. Multicomp Pro offers HIPS filaments in white or black, both 1.75mm diameter and 1kg in spool weight

  • TPE: Highly elastic and durable, TPE is resistant to flexing, tear, abrasions, and high impact. It withstands temperatures from -30°C to 140°C

  • ASA filament: Known for its high resistance to weather and UV, ASA is ideal for outdoor applications. It is typically used for producing high-impact, durable products requiring heat, water, and UV resistance

  • LCD Printing Resins: Designed for use with resin 3D printers, these resins are exposed to UV light beams layer-by-layer to harden into a 3D printed model, providing extremely fine detail at a 0.01mm layer height


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