Arnitel® ID2045 is a highly flexible TPC (thermoplastic copolyester) that can be used in a broad range of applications from sports mouth guards to electronics. It is a flexible polymer with very good UV- and chemical-resistance compared to other flexible polymers such as TPU (thermoplastic urethane).
Arnitel® ID2045 is an ECO label filament made with 50% bio-based feedstock. It brings speed to your 3D printing production – it loads onto the machine and prints twice as fast as other TPCs. It combines this easy and fast printing with high performance characteristics enabled by excellent inter-layer adhesion due to its slower crystallization behavior.
Automotive, Aerospace, Railway, Motorsports – e.g. lighting frames, tubes, wipers
Flexible tools and electronics
Healthcare – such as prosthetics, bruxism splints
Sports & Lifestyles – e.g. shoe midsoles, mouth guards, shin guards, glasses, earbuds, smart watches, jewelry
General printing guidelines *
|Nozzle size: ≥ 0.25mm||Layer height: > 0.1mm *||Flow rate: ± 100%|
|Print temp: ± 220 - 245° C *||Print speed: Low / Medium *||Retraction: No|
|Heat bed: ± 40 - 60° C *||Fan speed: 0%||Printing surface: Glass + DimaFix / PET tape|
|Enclosed printer needed: Preferred||Heated Build Chamber: No||Experience level: Intermediate|
*) Above displayed settings are meant as guidance to find your optimal print settings. These ranges in settings should work for most printers, but please do feel free to experiment outside these ranges if you think it is suitable for your printer. There are a lot of different type of printers, hot-ends and printer offsets that it is extremely difficult to give an overall one-size-fits-all setting.
*) First layer : 100 - 150% of first layer thickness.
*) Arnitel® ID 2045 can be used with a range of nozzle temperature (210–250 °C / 410–482°F). Preferred temperature to print your object is 230°C / 446°F. To generate a homogeneous melt, the melt temperature should always be above 200°C / 392°F. Optimal mechanical properties will be achieved at melt temperature between (210–250 °C / 410–482°F).
*) Print speed: 20 - 50 mm/s (obeying the maximal throughput in cm3/s of the extruder)
*) Do only remove printed object from print bed when print bed has cooled down to ambient temperatures, as otherwise printed part can deform severely.
|ρ: 1.10 g/cc||50 gr coil||0.5 Kg spool|
|Ø 1.75mm||± 18.9m||± 189m|
|Ø 2.85mm||± 7.1m||± 71m|
Storage and conditioning
Arnitel® ID grades are supplied in airtight, moisture-proof packaging at a moisture level <0.05 w%.
In order to prevent moisture pick up and contamination, supplied packaging should be kept closed and undamaged. For the same reason, partially used bags should be sealed before re-storage. Allow the material that has been stored elsewhere to adapt to the temperature in the processing room while keeping the bag closed. To prevent moisture condensing on filaments, bring cold filaments up to ambient temperature in the print shop while keeping the packaging closed.