FDM - Conductive PLA

Conductive PLA

Low Warping, High Printability, Biodegradable

Conductive PLA is a specialized filament used in FDM 3D printing that combines the convenience of PLA with electrical conductivity properties. It is composed of PLA (Polylactic Acid), a biodegradable and easy-to-print material, infused with conductive additives such as carbon or graphene. This unique combination allows the filament to conduct electricity while maintaining the benefits of PLA, such as low warping and high printability.

The conductivity of conductive PLA enables it to be used in a variety of applications where electrical conductivity is required. It is commonly used for prototyping electronic components, creating ESD-safe enclosures, developing touch-sensitive interfaces, and fabricating components for electromagnetic shielding. It provides a cost-effective and accessible option for incorporating electrical conductivity into 3D printed designs.


  • Prototyping of electronic components:

    Conductive PLA can be used to create functional prototypes of electronic components, such as sensors, connectors, and circuits. Its electrical conductivity makes it suitable for testing and validating designs before mass production.

  • ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) protection:

    Conductive PLA can be used to produce ESD-safe components and enclosures. It helps to dissipate static electricity and protect sensitive electronic devices from potential damage caused by electrostatic discharge.

  • Capacitive touch sensing:

    Conductive PLA can be used to fabricate touch-sensitive interfaces and buttons. Its conductivity allows for the transmission of electrical signals, enabling touch input recognition in various applications like control panels, human-machine interfaces, and touch-sensitive devices.

  • Electromagnetic shielding:

    Conductive PLA can be utilized to create shielding components that help block or attenuate electromagnetic interference (EMI). It is used in applications where electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is crucial, such as electronic enclosures, housings, and RF shielding.

  • Educational projects:

    Conductive PLA is popular in educational settings for teaching electronics, circuitry, and conductivity principles. It allows students to create functional electronic projects using 3D printing technology and provides hands-on experience with conductive materials.

Technical Information

Property Value
Tensile Strength 0.0551 MPa
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

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