American filament manufacturer H and H 3D plastics launches a new line of industrial sized coils to facilitate the growth of large format 3D printing.
“When you’re doing a 3D print that takes 48 hours or more – and a lot of our customers already do – you just don’t want to change your material two, three, or four times a day,” said Shane Huffman. Managing partner at H and H.
“By providing industrial-scale PETG and PLA made in the US, we are advancing our goal of providing solutions to existing problems in additive manufacturing.”
2.85 mm natural PETG filament XL 3.5 kg spool. Photo via H and H 3D Plastics.
The need for industrial filament spools
A much more general term, large format 3D printing, encompasses a number of systems of varying sizes, from those with a build volume larger than the average desktop machine to much larger systems such as those provided by BigRep, Titan Robotics and re: 3D. Although many prefer these systems pelletized extrusion Because of the higher deposition speeds, there remains a market for larger than average 3D printers that still rely on filaments.
To meet this need, H and H will now be bringing out XL 3.5 kg spools alongside their 1 kg and 1 lb reels. The new line of XL filaments includes black and natural PETG. The 3.5 kg filament spools are available from the company’s Amazon store.
“We have been manufacturing PETG for one of the world’s leading AM brands for some time, and have been supplying PLA to many of the best companies and universities in the country,” said Zach Lichaa, Managing Partner at H and H 3D Plastics.
“Our own research, as well as consultation with our customers, shows that larger spools of filament can help meet a growing need in the industry.”
A wide range of filaments
The 3.5 kg spools of H and H made of PETG and PLA filaments are 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm (3 mm) in diameter. Customer-specific reels made of PLA and PETG that are larger than 3.5 kg are also made available to customers.
“We believe the integration of additive manufacturing into existing supply chains will continue to grow,” said Lichaa.
“To support this transition, we are providing industry partners with quality materials so they can continue to push the boundaries of 3D printing, from furniture to agricultural piping to autonomous vehicles.”
Objects made with the H- and H-line from 1kg PLA 3D printing filaments. Photo about H and H 3D plastics.
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The picture shown shows the H and H lines of 1 kg PLA 3D printing filaments. Photo about H and H 3D plastics.