Referred to during beta testing as "810," Taulman's most recent filament for FFF 3D printers is being launched as a pre-sale material. Now known as "T-Glase" (pronounced tee-glass), the filament's new name is an allusion to tough glass.
Derived from a PET polymer combination, the new substance is clear and strong. PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a thermoplastic resin of the polyester family. It is used in synthetic fibers, food and beverage containers, including standard water bottles. It is very tough while being quite light. Unlike Taulman's nylons (618 and 645), it is stiff, like PLA and ABS.
T-Glase is a low temperature filament, similar to PLA. Its print range is 207° to 235°C (212° - 224°C optimum). It does not suffer warpage to the same degree as absorptive or high temperature materials. It bonds to acrylic, glass and Kapton with little or no curling. Colored versions of the material are scheduled to appear later this year.
Taulman's latest is made of FDA approved polymers for direct food contact and containment. It is also recyclable, with the number "1" as its recycling symbol. T-Glase is 100% reclaimable in a compatible extrusion bot such as the OmNom Project. It prints with no odors or fumes.
Taulman T-Glase is available for order from the Taulman web site, in both 3 mm and 1.75 mm sizes.