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Fillamentum provides 4 new colours to ASA Extrafill filament vary

ASA Extrafill Dijon mustard.  Photo via Fillamentum.

The Czech 3D printing filament manufacturer Fillamentum has added four new colors to its ASA Extrafill filament range.

Three of the new additions are inspired by the upcoming spring season namely “Dijon Mustard”, “Vivid Pink” and “Snow White”, while the company’s popular “Vertigo Gray” color option has been expanded against the backdrop of ASAon Filamentum’s seventh birthday.

The company’s ASA Extrafill filament is now available in a total of 14 color options.

ASA Extrafill Dijon mustard. Photo via Fillamentum.

ASA Extrafill filament from Filamentum

Developed as an alternative to ABS, ASA is a styrene polymer developed for 3D printed functional prototyping and outdoor applications due to its high UV stability and resistance to long-term heat exposure.

In terms of its properties, ASA Extrafill has a higher tensile strength (40 MPa) than the ABS Extrafill filament from Fillamentum (32 MPa) and an elongation at break of 35 percent compared to its 20 percent. ASA Extrafill’s ability to withstand heat and UV light also results in less yellowing of the printed parts.

The filament can be subjected to 3D printing processes at working temperatures between 240 and 255 degrees Celsius, whereby it is recommended to set the hot bed temperature between 80 and 105 degrees Celsius. For thicker parts and to prevent incorrect joining and warping of the layers, Filamentum recommends users not to use cooling for standard objects printed with ASA.

With properties such as low moisture absorption, impact resistance and chemical resistance to alkalis, alcohols, oils, fats, ozone and water, ASA Extrafill can be safely used in electrical and electronic devices. The filament is also recyclable, which is in line with the company’s drive to reduce its environmental footprint on the planet.

Flower pot printed in ASA Extrafill Vivid Pink.  Photo via Fillamentum.Flower pot printed in ASA Extrafill Vivid Pink. Photo via Fillamentum.

3D printing with ASA Extrafill

The ASA Extrafill filament from Fillamentum was used by the aircraft manufacturer Future Vehicles to easily and quickly produce 3D printing prototypes and to test the functionality and compatibility of parts.

A prototype plastic cover was printed using ASA Extrafill to improve the ergonomics of the aircraft interior. The company found that the material is suitable for making components that can be “permanently placed on the aircraft”.

The four new color options of the ASA Extrafill range are manufactured in diameters of 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm and are available immediately on the Fillamentum website.

ASA Extrafill Snow White.  Photo via Fillamentum.ASA Extrafill Snow White. Photo via Fillamentum.

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The picture shown shows a flower pot printed in ASA Extrafill Dijon mustard. Photo via Fillamentum.

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