RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, is to expand its RS range of high-quality material filaments for 3D printers. The professionally approved RS filament range has been completely tested and delivers comparably high quality, but without the premium price tag.
The RS filament is not machine specific and can be used with majority of 3D printers that use the Fused Deposition Modelling or Fused Filament Fabrication printing technology.
The filament range now offers over 150 different filament products suitable for FDM printers and includes materials such as a slightly modified PLA, a high impact ABS, the user-friendly ABS PRO, dissolvable PVA and HIPS, flexible TPC FLEX 45 and CLEAR FLEX 65, PA12 Nylon, and wood. All the filaments are available in 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters, with a wide selection of different reel sizes such as 250g, 300g, 500g and 1kg weight spools.
In PLA, ABS and ABS PRO are available in black, blue, clear, gold, green, grey, natural, orange, pink, red, silver, translucent, white, yellow, etc. Besides these standard colours RS filaments offer a thermochromatic dark grey, glow-in-the-dark green and fluorescent variants in orange and yellow, as well as wood.
This expanded range complements the complete RS 3D printing offer, which includes 3D printers, software and essential tools from RS and from other leading 3D printing suppliers.