1.75 mm Conductive PLA filament, BlackProto-pasta
Conductive PLA is a compound of Natureworks 4043D PLA a dispersant and conductive carbon black. Have you ever wanted to create something that includes electronics? (LED, touch sensor,…) Then Proto-pasta Conductive PLA is the perfect material for you.
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Conductive filament in black.
- Reduced brittleness over existing conductive products
- More flexible than PLA
- Easy to print
- No heated bed required
|Nominal diameter||1.75 mm|
|Printing temperature||215-230 °C|
|Temperature resistance||below 50 °C|
Proto-pasta Conductive PLA is compatible with most printers that can print PLA. If you print with a heated bed (if available, is not required) set the temperature at about 50° C.
How conductive is it?
- Volume resistivity of molded resin (not 3D Printed): 15 ohm-cm
- Volume resistivity of 3D printed parts along layers (x/y): 30 ohm-cm
- Volume resistivity of 3D printed parts against layers (z): 115 ohm-cm
- A 10cm length of 1.75mm filament has a resistance of approximately 2.5 kohm
Proto-pasta Conductive PLA is a great choice for low-voltage circuitry applications, touch sensor projects, and using prints to interact with touch screens (which require low conductivity). As a general rule, anything you can run through a 1K resistor should be doable with this material (if you design the conductors to be the right size). This will easily run a low current Arduino, if you are not powering much with it.
Due to all the different types of hot-end it's extremely difficult to give a temperature advice. Please consider these tips, provided by the manufacturer, as a starting point to find the temperatures that work well in your setup. You may have to adjust the temperature settings slightly based on your type of printer.