There's a new kid in town: Stick Filament. Stick Filament is a new filament system designed specifically for 3D printing and suitable for most FDM/FFF printers.
This innovative system allows you to choose any material and color you need for your project. A small hooking system at the end of each stick allows you to easily connect one to another. All you need to do is to connect, load them in your printer and start printing.
With Stick Filament you can print multicolor objects with a single extruder.
Currently available materials are Styrene and PLA in 3mm diameter. The 1.75mm material is in alpha test phase. The Italy based team says they are working on materials with scent, glitter and phosphorescent materials, and even cellulose triacetate for printing sun glasses.
The team is running a promotion offering for pre-order of three different packs of material:
Mix Pack - HIPS: €12.90
The Mix Pack contains 75 sticks of 3 mm styrene filaments in 5 colors (15 sticks for each color) with a total weight of 250g. The length of each Stick Filament is 48 cm. The styrene is a very durable and strong plastic material. The melt temperature of styrene for 3D printing is 200°C and no hot bed is required.
Mix Pack - PLA: €12.90
Photolum Pack - HIPS: €18.90
Photolum Pack contains 75 sticks of 3 mm of styrene filament with phosphors with a total weight of 250g.
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The Stick Filament Team wrote at 11/12/2013 9:44:14 PM:
Hi Ahmed, Stick Filament is an ongoing project, we are already working on new solutions (in alpha test) with innovative materials. We also thought about a way to modulate the number of layers to be colored. Keep in touch!
Ahmed wrote at 11/12/2013 10:19:02 AM:
This is a genious idea! Maybe you could profile the sticks to get a precise dosage of the molten material?
The Stick Filament Team wrote at 11/10/2013 9:14:01 PM:
Albert, we appreciate what you say. You are absolutely right: HIPS does not have problems with Acrylonitrile. The ABS should be used only under safe conditions.
Albert wrote at 11/10/2013 10:34:03 AM:
I read Stickfilament is in HIPS made, then will be more safe of ABS, because into ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) there is Acrylonitrile. I read on the web Acronyltrile is not too much safe. Web link are http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1352231013005086 and http://fire.nist.gov/bfrlpubs/fire86/PDF/f86017.pdf. Into HIPS there isn't Acrylonitrile. Thanks Stickfilament.
Tom wrote at 11/9/2013 6:59:49 AM:
there is patent of 1989 who describe rod filament for FDM process. Stick filament in 3D print process is not really new solution
Stefano Corinaldesi wrote at 11/9/2013 12:18:56 AM:
Fabbester use square filament not ring filament. Are you sure to put Fabbester filament in other kind of printers? How many materials has Fabbester?
Eduardo wrote at 11/8/2013 7:02:26 PM:
Fabbster had this idea
Stefano Corinaldesi wrote at 11/8/2013 6:25:19 PM:
Hallo boys, I think Stickfilament is a great innovation, because is possible to buy quantity as needed in different colours. Same colours in spool need big warehouse space. Maybe is also impossible with yarn system production to produce filaments with additives inside like wood powder, aluminium, flame resistance, wax filament and more other. Normally in standard yarn extrusion are needed large quantity of production to each type of lot material.
CornGolem wrote at 11/8/2013 4:50:37 PM:
The innovation is the hooking system. It should be a standard among filament manufacturers.
Stick Filament Team wrote at 11/8/2013 3:56:41 PM:
Hi Alex, please note that the Stick Filament system is suitable for most printers 3d and not dedicated or reserved to a specific printer.
Alex wrote at 11/8/2013 2:34:15 PM:
This idea has been realized in fabbster 3d printer several years ago
The Stick Filament Team wrote at 11/8/2013 1:01:52 PM:
Hello Tomek, you're right: the Stick Filament is ideal for medium sized prints. Keep in mind that, in addition to allowing fantastic multicolor prints, with Filament Stick we can provide many innovative materials (plastics with scent, glitter and phosphorescent capabilities, cellulose, and many others). And we think this is good news for 3d printing! Keep in touch for more news.
Tomek wrote at 11/8/2013 12:30:47 AM:
I have much love for 3D printing innovations, But let me remind you that my last piece was over 3000 meters of filament long. Who in their right mind would want to hook that much filament together? Rather, I'd give a shot at richrap's nylon dying technique or extruding a multicolor filament via a filastruder