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Facilan PCL 100


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Filament for biomedical applications that stands out for its strength and flexibility.

Facilan PCL 100 filament is a homopolymer of polycaprolactone, a semi-crystalline aliphatic polyester, fully biodegradable and non-toxic, with a white final appearance, a glass transition temperature of -60 °C and a printing temperature of about 120 °C.

Facilan PCL 100 filament in the extrusion process

Image 1: Facilan PCL 100 filament in the extrusion process. Source: 3D4Makers.

 It is manufactured from a raw material produced in accordance with the European regulations EC No 1935/2004 and EC No 10/2011 for plastic materials and articles in contact with food.

A shoe insole 3D printed with Facilan PCL 100

Image 2: A shoe insole 3D printed with Facilan PCL 100. Source: 3D4Makers.

Facilan PCL 100 is a very flexible and tough filament. The material has incredible interlayer adhesion, which means greatly improved impact resistance, strength, durability and printability. Due to its low melting point (around 60°C), Facilan PCL100 filament can be remoulded in water at 55°C after printing, which is useful in applications where the 3D printed object must conform to, for example, a patient's body.

An ear splint 3D printed with Facilan PCL 100 filament

Image 3: An ear splint 3D printed with Facilan PCL 100 filament. Source: 3D4Makers.

Facilan PCL 100 is used by many leading universities and research centres worldwide for bioprinting and medical research. Its applications for medical research include artificial tracheas, tissue engineering scaffolds, bioabsorbable implants, drug-loaded implants, orthopaedic devices, orthodontic braces, smart materials and other cutting-edge applications. However, Facilan PCL 100 filament is not yet licensed for use in medical applications involving permanent implantation in the human body.

Impact strength (KJ/m2) 8
Elongation at break (%) 15
Tensile strength (MPa) 45
Tensile modulus (MPa) 350
Flexural strength (MPa) 18
Flexural modulus (MPa) 380
Surface hardness 5
Softening temperature (ºC) 57
Flexibility Flexibility
Biodegradable Biodegradable
Alimentary use Alimentary use
Medical use Medical use

Facilan PCL 100 filament should be 3D printed at 130-170°C at 10-30 mm/s, on a bed heated to 30-45°C, with the layer fan set to 100%. To allow cold extrusion (below 170°C), "M302 S120" should be added at the beginning of the g-code.

Regarding the adhesion to the bed, the manufacturer recommends the use of Ultimaker adhesion films or PEI surfaces. The recommended support material for Facilan PCL 100 filament is water soluble PVA or breakaway support.

For more detailed technical and safety information, please refer to the "Downloads" section.

General information
Manufacturer 3D4Makers
Material Facilan PCL 100
Format Spool of 750 g
Spool of 2300 g
Density 1.1 g/cm3
Filament diameter 1.75 mm o 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance -
Filament length 283.5 m (Ø 1.75 mm 750 g)
106.9 m (Ø 2.85 mm 750 g)
869.3 m (Ø 1.75 mm 2300 g)
327.8 m (Ø 2.85 mm 2300 g)
Colour Natural
RAL/Pantone -
Printing properties
Printing temperature 130-170 ºC
Base/bed temperature 30-45 ºC
Chamber temperature -
Layer fan 100 %
Recommended print speed 20-40 mm/s
Mechanical properties
Izod impact resistance (ISO 180-1) 8 kJ/m2
Charpy impact resistance -
Elongation at break (ISO 527-1) 15 % 
Tensile strength (ISO 527-1) 45 MPa 
Tensile modulus (ISO 527-2) 320 MPa 
Bending strength (ISO 178) 18 MPa
Bending modulus (ISO 178) 380 MPa
Surface hardness (ISO 868) 46 Shore D
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (ISO 75 B) 57 ºC
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Transparency  -
Brightness value  -
Additional information
HS Code 3916.9

* The typical values listed in this table should be considered as a reference. Actual values may vary depending on the 3D printer model used, part design and printing conditions. We recommend confirming the final results and properties with your own tests. For further information please refer to the product data sheet.

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