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  • PP (Polypropylene) 

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    Polypropylene (PP) offers some flexibility, excellent resistance to bending and chemical and low density. Ideal for a large number of industrial applications and to reduce weight in parts and components.

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    What is PP

    PP (Polypropylene) is a thermoplastic polymer, belonging to the group of polyolefins with a partially crystalline structure that is formed through the polymerization of propylene. Its properties are similar to those of a polyethylene but with certain advantages: lower specific weight and one of the lowest of all the materials used in 3D printing, high softening temperature and high breaking resistance accompanied by high general mechanical properties.

    Polypropylene: Another of the preferred materials in the industry

    Sectors of the industry are using parts made with PP filament, since they stand out for their resistance to abrasion, for their ability to absorb shocks (resistance to impact), resistance to fatigue (manufacture of hinges) and also consists of a relative flexibility.

    But the common filaments of PP (Polypropylene) have a high warping effect that make it a plastic practically impossible to print on a 3D printer that is not industrial. Due to this problem, Smart Materials 3D has developed a specially-added polypropylene filament in order to improve its adherence to the printing surface and thus reduce the warping effect. With this filament you can get parts that offer flexibility, high mechanical and chemical resistance, as well as excellent resistance to bending, a set of properties that reaffirm that this material is ideal for a large number of industrial applications. PPprint is another manufacturer specializing in PP filament, offering an ideal solution to avoid the warping effect thanks to a specific adhesion base system for the polypropylene filament.