3D printing POLYPROPYLEN


(Carlos Pérez) #1

Greetings,

Does anyone know a 3D printer compatible with this material (or similar)?:
POLYPROPYLENO REPSOL ISPLEN® PB130G1M

A colleague of mine needs to print a shampoo bottle (shampoo for kids, therefore the specifi material).

Thanks!


#2

hi carlos, from what i see is that most common printers should be able to print PP, the filament is available at low cost prices but i did not see anything regarding this exact company i dont believe that they are producing filament at all. is there any specific reason for this exact company?

here an example at amazon
and here a filament from verbatim

some requirements setting up the printer are involved though due to the higher crystalizing of the material like a build plate temperature of 85 - 100 ° C and a nozzle temperature of 205 - 240 °C. the biggest challenge seems to be getting the material to stay on the plate. some suggestions on the net include having a pp basis or double sided sticky tape.


#3

Beware that FDM 3D printed objects are not always “watertight”, liquid can suffuse through the micropores in between the slice layers… if it’s to be used as a real shampoo dispenser.


#4

Hej Carlos,

try materialise which is Europe’s number one provider. They have a fairly compatible PP material, but you should make a test first; Repsol’s ISPLEN is an impact polymer often used in the automotive industry.


(Carlos Pérez) #5

Thanks!


(Gustavo Fontana) #6

IHola Carlos,

Ultimaker makes a PP filament and they claim it works for watertight prints for conteiners of liquids. They are a very honest company so I would take their word for it.

https://ultimaker.com/en/products/materials/pp

They recently announced a 0.25 core (extruder w/ nozzle) so it might make things better for watertight issues? (Or maybe is the possosite that smaller (thinner) build layers fuse less?

I have one of those printers. And I’m curious about that resin/filament so let me know if you want me to order it and try it.

Gustavo


(Carlos Pérez) #7

Thanks to all for your tips, my friend is already in contact with Materialise and the manufacturer of the specific material.

Regards!


#8

Good choice. Very experienced. Highly professional. Affordable. Good luck!