3DXTECH™ 3DXSTAT™ ESD PETG
About The Materials
3DXSTAT™ ESD-PETG is an advanced ESD-Safe compound designed for use in critical applications which require electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. Made using cutting-edge multi-wall carbon nanotube technology, state of the art compounding technology, and precision extrusion processes. Target surface resistance: 10^7 to 10^9 Ohm. An alternative to Zortrax Z-ESD.
Benefits of PETG Include:
Superior chemical resistance vs. ABS
Amorphous structure giving it low, near isotropic shrinkage
Low moisture absorption, 3x lower than ABS
Very low odor emitted while printing
Superior ductility vs. ABS
Wide processing range of 230-260°C
Benefits of 3DXSTAT™ Include:
Consistent surface resistivity
Improved retention of impact & elongation
Low particulate contamination
Minimal contribution to outgassing and ionic contamination
Chemical Resistance of PETG:
Unstressed tensile bars molded of PETG exhibit good resistance to dilute aqueous solutions of mineral acids, bases, salts, and soaps, and to aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, and a variety of oils. Halogenated hydrocarbons, short chain length ketones, and aromatic hydrocarbons dissolve or swell the plastic.
Target Conductivity for 3DXSTAT ESD-PETG:
10^7 to 10^9 ohm surface resistivity on 3DP sample using concentric ring test method.
Note: Internal studies have indicated that increased extruder temperatures can achieve higher levels of conductivity. Likewise, lower extruder temperatures have resulted in lower levels of conductivity. Each printer is set-up differently as well as varied part geometry. Therefore, expect some trial time to understand how this filament works in your specific printer / application. However, please do not exceed 270°C to reduce the risk of polymer degradation.
Surface Conductivity as a Function of Extruder Temperature:
The surface resistance of the printed ESD-safe part will vary depending on the printer’s extruder temperature. For example, if your testing indicates the part is too insulative, then increasing the extruder temperature will result in improved conductivity. Therefore, the surface resistance can be ‘dialed-in’ by adjusting the extruder temperature up or down depending on the reading you receive on your part.