Conductive PLA Specification
- Tensile Strength: 0.0551MPa
- Melting Temperature: 230°C - 250°C
- Standard Tolerance : +/-0.05mm
- Layer Thickness : 2.85mm
- Density : 1.15 g/cm3 (1500 kg/m3)
- Heat Resistance: Below 50°C
- Shrinkage: Very Low
- Shore Hardness : 90A
- Volume Resistivity of Parts Perpendicular to Layers: 30 ohm-cm
- Resistance of a 10cm Length of 2.85mm Filament: 600 ohm
What Is Conductive PLA?
Conductive PLA is a good option for low-voltage circuitry applications and touch sensor / touch screen projects. It's made from a combination of PLA and conductive carbon black. Because of its unique property, its perfect for applications that require lower currents such as arduinos, touch sensor projects, or any simple circuitry. It is compound of natureworks 4043D PLA, a dispersant and conductive carbon dark.
- Strength: Fair quality,more adaptable than PLA, however less layer adhesion
- Stiffness: Low, Semi-flexible
- Heat Resistance: Similar to PLA, use beneath 50°C
- Layer Adhesion: Fair layer grip,not in the same class as ordinary PLA
- Flexibility: Filament is very adaptable however will break if twisted over and over (especially 2.85mm).
- Thin sections are somewhat flexible but fail along layer lines if flexed more than a few times.
- Twisting: Very low warping
- Failure Mode: If flexed to breakage, failure will be along layer lines.
Applications Of Conductive PLA Material
Conductive PLA is an incredible decision for low-voltage hardware applications, touch sensor extends, and utilizing prints to associate with touch screens.
As a general rule, anything you can run through a 1K resistor should be doable with our material. This will effortlessly run a low current arduino, in the event that you are not driving much with it. Likewise, try different things with ESD or 3D printed bearings!