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Facilan Ortho


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Strong and flexible filament ideal for orthopaedic or orthodontic applications.

Facilan Ortho filament is a semi-crystalline polyester developed specifically for orthopaedic applications in collaboration with orthotic manufacturers and wearers.

The mechanical properties of Facilan Ortho compared to TPE

Image 1: The mechanical properties of Facilan Ortho compared to TPE. Source: 3D4Makers.

Facilan Ortho filament, made from a high-quality biodegradable plastic (EN13432 standard) based on a compostable thermoplastic. Facilan Ortho is a very flexible and resistant material, even more so than materials such as TPE, with a clean white final appearance thanks to its semi-crystallinity. Like other filaments from the manufacturer, Facilan Ortho can be remoulded in water at 55°C after printing. This means that it can be used to 3D print parts that can subsequently be fitted to a given surface, for example a patient's body.

In addition, Facilan Ortho has excellent adhesion to textiles, making it possible to combine 3D printed parts with textile insoles, midsoles or other orthotic or footwear parts. Other applications of Facilan Ortho are corrective appliances and soft appliances in orthodontics.

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
Medical use Medical use

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

If complex structures are to be printed with Facilan Ortho filament, a water-soluble PVA support filament or a breakaway support filament can be used.

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

General information
Manufacturer 3D4Makers
Material Facilan Ortho
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) 350 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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