PLA-ESD combines the mechanical properties of standard PLA with controlled dissipation of electrostatic charges.
PLA-ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) is a 3D printing material specifically designed for use around electrostatically sensitive components. It finds applications in various industries, including electrical, electronic, optoelectronic, and electromechanical, where protection against electrostatic discharge is critical. PLA-ESD filament ensures the safe and controlled dissipation of electrostatic charges, thanks to its dissipative (energy-absorbing) properties. Despite its ESD capabilities, the mechanical properties of PLA-ESD remain similar to those of standard PLA.
The technical properties of PLA-ESD filament are as follows:
|Tensile Strength||40 - 60 MPa|
|Tensile Modulus||1810 - 2560 MPa|
|Tensile Elongation||1.9 - 20%|
|Flexural Strength||50 - 95 MPa|
|Flexural Modulus||2700 - 2980 MPa|
|HDT (0.45 MPa)||50 - 60°C|
|HDT (1.8 MPa)||50 - 60°C|
These values represent the material's mechanical properties and behavior under different loading conditions. Tensile strength measures its resistance to breaking under tension, while tensile modulus indicates its stiffness. Tensile elongation represents the material's ability to stretch before breaking. Flexural strength measures its ability to withstand bending forces, and flexural modulus represents its flexural stiffness. HDT (Heat Deflection Temperature) indicates the temperature at which the material starts to deform under a specific load.
Please note that the provided values are approximate ranges and can vary depending on specific printing parameters and conditions. It is advisable to consult the manufacturer's documentation for precise and up-to-date technical specifications for PLA-ESD filament.