Suited for Advanced Users

PCTPE by Taulman 3D

3 mm , 1lb reel

PCTPE boasts a unique combination of high strength nylon and flexible thermoplastic elastomer ingredients, allowing you to 3D print durable objects with semi-smooth texture that can withstand bending and twisting while exhibiting minimal stretching.

Like other Taulman nylons, white PCTPE is glossy white with medium-opacity and can be dyed to achieve custom color profiles. See examples using Rit® brand dye shown in the photo window of this product page. Taulman PCTPE is also available in our custom LulzBot Green color!

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  • Print Surface Recommendation:

    Taulman PCTPE is a nylon filament material, therefore applying a glue stick (such as Elmer's® brand) directly to the print surface before starting your LulzBot is strongly recommended.

Works with: LulzBot Mini, LulzBot TAZ 6, LulzBot TAZ 5, LulzBot TAZ 1-4, LulzBot TAZ 1-4 Budaschnozzle, LulzBot TAZ 5 Hexagon, LulzBot TAZ 6 Hexagon, LulzBot Hexagon, LulzBot Budaschnozzle, LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder, LulzBot TAZ FlexyDually
Support: PCTPE, 3mm Filament, 1lb Reel (Taulman)
US$3000
  • LulzBot Green LulzBot Green
  • Natural Natural
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  • Features

    PCTPE's ability to bend and twist under duress with minimal stretching is optimal for wearables, cosplay costume harnesses and prop prosthetics, tubing, flexible electronics enclosures, and more.

    Using 3D modeling, you can increase the ability of PCTPE to function as a grip by designing raised surface features like ridges.

  • Parts & Specifications

    Filament Specifications

    Filament Diameter: 3 mm (.118 inches)

    Amount of Filament: .454 kg (1 lbs)

    Filament color may vary

    Printing Specifications

    Special Tool Head Requirements: LulzBot Hexagon Hot End recommended

    Hot End Temperature Range: 235°C

    Print Surface: PEI film recommended with a glue stick (such as UHU® brand) applied to the print surface prior to powering on your LulzBot. Maintain the print surface by powering off your LulzBot and cleaning the glue stick residue with a soft cloth and water.

    Print Surface Temperature: 100°C

    Packaging Information

    Taulman PCTPE ships vacuum sealed with a rubber band and mesh securing the filament mounted on a reel.

    Storage Specifications

    Store your filament in an air tight container. The use of desiccant is encouraged as nylon filament will absorb moisture from the air.

  • Resources & Documentation

    Print Profiles

    Find the most up-to-date print profiles, including hot end and print bed temperatures, by selecting your Free Software program of choice:

    Cura LulzBot Edition

    Slic3r

    More Information

    Manufacturer website

    Safety Data Sheet

    3D Model Attribution

    t-slot profile: 2525 by discocyborg used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.

    Gosper Fractal Vase by BenitoSanduchi used under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.