New material: SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene)!

New material: SBS (Styrene Butadiene Styrene)!

Kicking off 2023 with our newest material and supplier, Fil X SBS!

SBS can be described as a cross between ABS and TPU. Like ABS, it doesn't take up much moisture; perfect for tropical climates! Like TPU, it is flexible with a high elongation value and resistant to abrasion. Unlike TPU, it doesn't string as much. And unlike ABS, it doesn't give off bad odors (even though we still recommend printing all filaments with extractors to minimize long-term risks). Like PLA, it is able to preserve details in your model, with excellent overhang performance. Supports are even easier to remove than PLA.

That's not all.

It is safe for food-contact applications, and because it is less dense than PLA (about 33% less), you get better value: expect about 430m from a single 1kg spool versus 330m from an equivalent mass of PLA.

SBS can also be smoothed with citrus oil (D-Limonene) to get rid of layer lines.

Anyway, we can't wait to see what you do with SBS, and so we are currently running a launch promo. Use code SBSFTW when checking out to enjoy $7 off. Offer is limited to one time usage per customer, on a single spool. Offer expires 31 January.

Check it out now!

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