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Taulman3D PCTPE - Nylon and TPE Co-Polymer Filament 1lb - 3D Printer Universe

Taulman3D PCTPE - Nylon and TPE Co-Polymer Filament 1lb

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  • $3000

Taulman3D PCTPE - Nylon and TPE Co-Polymer Filament 1lb

PCTPE stands for "Plasticized Copolyamide TPE" or a chemical co-polymer of highly flexible nylon and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) .  PCTPE has several unique features that allow any user to print a highly flexible part with the added durability of our nylon polymers.  This combination of polymers was developed specifically to allow anyone using current FFF 3D Printers to print parts from durable prosthetics to complete cosplay wearable outfits, cell phone enclosures as well as highly flexible utility/industrial parts.  The flexibility of PCTPE means that the end parts will have the smooth lustrous texture of nylon, the added flexibility offered by a rubber like TPE, yet maintain the high durability and non-delaminating benefits of all taulman3D Printing materials.

The list of features includes:

Proven performance = Tested worldwide by the 3D Printing community - summer of 2014.

Prints on bowdens or direct drive extruder. = From 1.75mm SeeMECNC "MAX" bowden to LULZBOT "TAZ" direct drive.

Print temperature = 230C

Low shrinkage = prints on glass with a 50% water/PVA glaze heated to 40C

Super Layer to layer bonding that allows for single perimeter walls to be folded along thread axis.

Takes on any acid based color dye (RITT) very fast = 5 min @ 140F

Takes on acid based antimicrobial coatings for footwear and prosthetics.

Color = Bright White/reflective Nylon surface

Tensile PSI = 5,043

Modulus PSI = 10,954

Elongation @ Break = 497%+

Development Goals: 

Flexibility - As some users have experienced difficulties with 1.75mm flexible materials, we have worked with our manufacturer to perform an added "draw" process.  A process that actually stretches the material during the final mfg stage.  This is a similar process used to make large nylon rope for cruise ship docking maintenance.  This added stretch increases the tensile properties of the raw 1.75mm and 2.85mm line such that the tendency to fold or buckle is eliminated.  Some of our testers remarked that the raw line was actually stiffer than printed parts!  This additional process allowed us to increase the percentage of TPE resulting in a material that gives the user a wide range of design flexibility based mostly on the nozzle size, number of perimeters and percentage of internal fill used during slicing.  From thin parts that wad up like thin paper to thicker shoe soles with just the right flexibility, PCTPE is an easy-to-print material meeting a long list of requirements from users.

Ease of use - The addition of TPE and a new lower temperature nylon, puts PCTPE into the class of slicer software settings most of us use for ABS.  230C print temp and other ABS settings defined by nozzle size and printer type.

Super layer to layer Bonding - PCTPE ensures that you do not need to use an enclosure just to get excellent layer bonding of parts from 100mm to 1,000mm+.  With PCTPE the layer bonding will allow you to print single perimeter walls and bend or fold  along the printed axis without delamination or separation.

Wearable Texture - As nylon is known to be a comfortable material to the touch, we made sure that the 3D Printed texture of PCTPE was just as smooth to the touch as any wearable nylon.  This lustrous texture is key to making new wearable objects that flow with body movements.  In addition to the lustrous texture, the flexibility of PCTPE is more accommodating for complex wearable designs.

Price match guarantee:

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online for all of our printers including Tevo 3D printer kits. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us on Tevo 3D printers for sale, please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. Read More

30 day price assurance guarantee:

We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product. If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within 30 days of your purchase date, we will refund the difference! Read More

Full manufacturer direct warranty:

We are an authorized dealer for all our products and comes with the full manufacturer warranty.

Tax free (except California and Nevada):

The price you see is the price you pay but because we operate in California and Nevada we must charge tax in California and Nevada.

Safe & secure online ordering:

We are certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. What this means is that we meet all the requirements defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. For additional information on PCI Compliance, visit the PCI Compliance Guide website. We also accept payment via Pay Pal, a leader in secure online payment processing.

Best customer service:

We strive to offer the best customer service we can. If you have any questions please let us know by phone or email.

Exclusive deals:

We appreciate each and every customer that comes to our store. We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to your 3D printing purchase. That's why we'd like to show our appreciation by periodically sending out exclusive coupons and deals to our past customers!

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days) we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order feel free to follow up with us at orders@3dprinteruniverse.com

Domestic Shipping:

We do not ship to P.O. Box.

International Shipping:

Please contact us for international shipping rates

 

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online for all of our printers including Tevo 3D printer kits. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us on Tevo 3D printers for sale, please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident when you buy a Tevo 3D printer or any of our other printers that you are getting the absolute best price for the product. If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within 15 days of your purchase date, we will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors’ website and we will process the credit accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The item must ship from the same country.
  • The website cannot be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer for the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

Taulman3D PCTPE - Nylon and TPE Co-Polymer Filament 1lb

PCTPE stands for "Plasticized Copolyamide TPE" or a chemical co-polymer of highly flexible nylon and TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) .  PCTPE has several unique features that allow any user to print a highly flexible part with the added durability of our nylon polymers.  This combination of polymers was developed specifically to allow anyone using current FFF 3D Printers to print parts from durable prosthetics to complete cosplay wearable outfits, cell phone enclosures as well as highly flexible utility/industrial parts.  The flexibility of PCTPE means that the end parts will have the smooth lustrous texture of nylon, the added flexibility offered by a rubber like TPE, yet maintain the high durability and non-delaminating benefits of all taulman3D Printing materials.

The list of features includes:

Proven performance = Tested worldwide by the 3D Printing community - summer of 2014.

Prints on bowdens or direct drive extruder. = From 1.75mm SeeMECNC "MAX" bowden to LULZBOT "TAZ" direct drive.

Print temperature = 230C

Low shrinkage = prints on glass with a 50% water/PVA glaze heated to 40C

Super Layer to layer bonding that allows for single perimeter walls to be folded along thread axis.

Takes on any acid based color dye (RITT) very fast = 5 min @ 140F

Takes on acid based antimicrobial coatings for footwear and prosthetics.

Color = Bright White/reflective Nylon surface

Tensile PSI = 5,043

Modulus PSI = 10,954

Elongation @ Break = 497%+

Development Goals: 

Flexibility - As some users have experienced difficulties with 1.75mm flexible materials, we have worked with our manufacturer to perform an added "draw" process.  A process that actually stretches the material during the final mfg stage.  This is a similar process used to make large nylon rope for cruise ship docking maintenance.  This added stretch increases the tensile properties of the raw 1.75mm and 2.85mm line such that the tendency to fold or buckle is eliminated.  Some of our testers remarked that the raw line was actually stiffer than printed parts!  This additional process allowed us to increase the percentage of TPE resulting in a material that gives the user a wide range of design flexibility based mostly on the nozzle size, number of perimeters and percentage of internal fill used during slicing.  From thin parts that wad up like thin paper to thicker shoe soles with just the right flexibility, PCTPE is an easy-to-print material meeting a long list of requirements from users.

Ease of use - The addition of TPE and a new lower temperature nylon, puts PCTPE into the class of slicer software settings most of us use for ABS.  230C print temp and other ABS settings defined by nozzle size and printer type.

Super layer to layer Bonding - PCTPE ensures that you do not need to use an enclosure just to get excellent layer bonding of parts from 100mm to 1,000mm+.  With PCTPE the layer bonding will allow you to print single perimeter walls and bend or fold  along the printed axis without delamination or separation.

Wearable Texture - As nylon is known to be a comfortable material to the touch, we made sure that the 3D Printed texture of PCTPE was just as smooth to the touch as any wearable nylon.  This lustrous texture is key to making new wearable objects that flow with body movements.  In addition to the lustrous texture, the flexibility of PCTPE is more accommodating for complex wearable designs.

Price match guarantee:

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online for all of our printers including Tevo 3D printer kits. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us on Tevo 3D printers for sale, please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. Read More

30 day price assurance guarantee:

We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product. If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within 30 days of your purchase date, we will refund the difference! Read More

Full manufacturer direct warranty:

We are an authorized dealer for all our products and comes with the full manufacturer warranty.

Tax free (except California and Nevada):

The price you see is the price you pay but because we operate in California and Nevada we must charge tax in California and Nevada.

Safe & secure online ordering:

We are certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. What this means is that we meet all the requirements defined by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. For additional information on PCI Compliance, visit the PCI Compliance Guide website. We also accept payment via Pay Pal, a leader in secure online payment processing.

Best customer service:

We strive to offer the best customer service we can. If you have any questions please let us know by phone or email.

Exclusive deals:

We appreciate each and every customer that comes to our store. We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to your 3D printing purchase. That's why we'd like to show our appreciation by periodically sending out exclusive coupons and deals to our past customers!

Order Confirmation:

As soon as you place your order you will receive an order confirmation e-mail.  This means that we have received your order in our system and pre-authorized your credit card for the purchase.  As soon as we receive your order we automatically reach out to our suppliers to confirm that it is in stock and available for immediate shipment.  If your item is on backorder or unavailable we will void the pre-authorization and reach out to you via e-mail.  If your item(s) are available for immediate shipment (within 5 business days) we will process the charges and submit the order for shipment.

Order Shipment:

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address you provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order feel free to follow up with us at orders@3dprinteruniverse.com

Domestic Shipping:

We do not ship to P.O. Box.

International Shipping:

Please contact us for international shipping rates

 

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online for all of our printers including Tevo 3D printer kits. If you find another online store that offers a lower price than us on Tevo 3D printers for sale, please let us know and we will refund your original payment for the difference. We want you to feel confident when you buy a Tevo 3D printer or any of our other printers that you are getting the absolute best price for the product. If you find that our own website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within 15 days of your purchase date, we will refund the difference as well.

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitors’ website and we will process the credit accordingly.

Our 100% Price Guarantee has some limitations:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offers are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitors website
  • The competitor must be an online store, they may not have a retail location
  • The item must ship from the same country.
  • The website cannot be a discounter or auction website (ie; eBay, overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer for the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, it excludes sales tax

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