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Highlights its great adhesion, strength and flexibility. Ideal for printing large pieces.

BendLay is a filament made from butadiene, this component provides strength and flexibility. It also has a polycarbonate-like appearance and is therefore semi-transparent (allows the passage of more than 90% of the light it receives). In addition Butadiene is used in many products for food use, so if your 3D printer meets the requirements for food use printing pieces with this filament BendLay can make cups, glasses, plates, etc.

Video 1: The BendLay filament. Source: Kai-Parthy.

The development of this filament was performed by Kai-Parthy and based on the formula of ABS. BendLay filament compared to the ABS has a lower water absorption (About 30% of ABS).

It is a semi-flexible alternative, in between PLA and ABS. The thermal stability (softening temperature) is similar to the PLA (around 65 ºC).

One of the main problems is that some filaments being flexed or bent suffer whitening phenomenon in the zone of maximum flexure. This problem doesn´t occur with printed pieces BendLay.

BendLay is sensitive to acetone and one of the great advantages is its high adhesion between layers that make it ideal for large pieces material.

Elongation at break (%) 2
Tensile strength (MPa) 25
Tensile modulus (MPa) 1550
Softening temperature (ºC) 78
Translucent Translucent
Chemical resistance Chemical resistance
Alimentary use Alimentary use

BendLay filament due to its flexibility during printing prevents the effect "warping" appears. Anyway it is always advisable to use Blue Tape, Kapton Tape, 3DLac o BuildTak  to minimize the possible occurrence of the warping effect.

It is an easy print filament. The recommended printing temperature (nozzle) is 235 °C, although the temperature range in which can be printed can vary from 215 °C to 240 °C.

Masterspool format

The 250 g. format of the BendLay filament can sometimes cause problems during the printing process because it does not include a spool that helps the correct supply of material from the 3D printer.

To avoid this type of problem when printing this and other filaments that are sold in masterspool format you can use a variable spool holder. Thanks to the use of this device, all kinds of tangles and overlaps derived from the absence of a spool are largely avoided.

General information
Manufacturer Orbi-Tech
Material ABS
Format Pack of 50 g
Spool of 750 g 
Density 1.02 g/cm3
Diameter of filament 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm
Diameter tolerance ±0.05 mm
Filament length ±20.4 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.05Kg)
±7.7 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.05Kg)
±305.7 m (Ø 1.75 mm-0.75Kg)
±115.3 m (Ø 2.85 mm-0.75Kg)
Color Natural
RAL/Pantone -
Print settings
Printing temperature 210-220 ºC
Print bed temperature 60 ºC
Closed Chamber  -
Cooling fan -
Recommended printing speed -
Mechanical properties
Izod impact strength -
Charpy impact strength -
Elongation at break 2 %
Tensile strength  25 MPa
Tensile Modulus  1500 MPa
Flexural strength -
Flexural modulus  -
Surface hardness -
Thermal properties
Softening temperature (Vicat A) 78 ºC
Melting temperature -
Specific properties
Inflammability -
Additional Information
HS Code 3916.9
Diameter coil (outer) 200 mm
Diameter coil (inner hole) 52 mm
Coil Width 60 mm

* The typical values detailed 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 results and final properties with own tests. For more information you should consult the technical data sheet of the product.


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