PP filament is very flexible and has a high toughness. This means that it has elastic properties without being too soft. PP also has a high impact strength. PP filament is suitable for making robust, light weight parts.
PP filament is the plastic raw material used in 3D printers with FFM (Fused Filament Modeling) technology. It produces strong, durable and reliable 3D printed parts with exceptional finishing quality. Bright colors are available and our PP has a sweet corn smell, instead of a plastic smell. Furthermore, PP filament stands for polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer that is used in the processing industry. It is one of the most widely produced plastics in the world, accounting for nearly 20% of all plastic products worldwide. Polypropylene has a wide range of properties that make it suitable for use in consumer and industrial products: it is strong, recyclable and resistant to chemicals.
When do you use PP filament?
PP filament melts at a lower temperature than PLA and other materials. This makes our PP (Polypropylene) filament perfect for 3D printing functional prototypes that need a little flexibility. Thanks to its non-toxic and recyclable nature, PP is super versatile. Whether you need a thick, flexible filament for prototyping or a thin tool or maybe even want to make something plastic-like, the possibilities are endless. Use ppfilament if you cannot or do not want to print with a heated print bed. It is recommended for beginners as it is a very forgiving filament when it comes to temperature. It adheres very well to kapton tape and prints generally do not warp. PP needs higher temperatures to extrude, but cooling the hot end and heatbed are equally important. You will have no problem keeping the printer cool (cooling fan) while printing with PP, so all you need to do is set the correct printing temperature on your 3D printer, but also set the temperature of the heating plate accordingly (if needed).
PP (polypropylene) is a widely used plastic material. PP is very similar to PE. However, it is less flexible and will often crack when bent frequently. Due to its low density, PP is relatively light in weight compared to other commonly used engineering plastics. PP also has good cooling properties, making it suitable for 3D printing applications where heated parts need to be cooled. Polypropylene also has a high melting temperature, which means that the nozzle must reach a temperature of almost 300 °C. The optimum print temperature depends on the specific filament material and color, but is generally around 250 - 270 °C. PP is sensitive to moisture, so make sure you dry it well before printing. With its high crystallization energy (33-53 kJ/mol), PP is not easy to 3D print and requires speeds of at least 60 mm/s for successful prints. This will increase with higher print temperatures for better bed adhesion and print quality.