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Filaticum Electrical products are used mainly in the electronics and automotive industry where electrostatic charging of the printed object can damage the product. Objects printed with Filaticum CONDUCTIVE, ESD or ANTISTATIC do not charge electrostatically due to the special carbon and chemical additives. Additionally, the dust and fine powder does not stick on the surface.
To decide for which application which filament suits the best, can be determined mainly experimentally. It depends on the electrical and mechanical requirements of the objects, and the 3D printing parameters. Filaticum Antistatic has the best mechanical properties, similar to standard PLA Filaticum Conductive is the most rigid in this line, because of the used carbon powder and fiber, required for conductivity. Filaticum ESD is somewhere in the middle range.
Filaticum ESD provides surface resistance at megaohm order of magnitude, but this highly depends on the size and shape of the printed object. As a rule of thumb, if the printing temperature is higher, the surface resistivity is lower.
For proper printing results we recommend 210-240 °C printing temperature, at least 0.4 mm nozzle, and printing speed no higher than 60 mm / sec. Bed temperature 40-60 °C, usually any type of bed surface can be used.