A TOUGH, HIGH-PERFORMANCE, HIGH QUALITY EVERYDAY POLYPROPYLENE-BASED 3D PRINTING FILAMENT.
A tough, high-performance, high quality everyday 3D printing filament with excellent impact resistance for printing lightweight, waterproof parts. F43 TOUGH filaments are made from 100% polyolefins (polypropylene and polyethylene) in the UK.
Non brittle, strong & durable
Good overhang and bridge section performance
Water and moisture resistant
Safe during processing and in use
Hard-wearing and resilient
Great fit for snap-fit parts and enclosures
Good temperature resistance (up to 100C)
No stress whitening - great for living hinges
Compatible with 3D Printing Pens
Includes free PP film printing bed surface
What are Polyolefins?
Polyolefins are thermoplastic polymers made from ethylene, propylene or a mixture of the two - polypropylene and polyethylene being the two most famous polyolefins. There are thousands of different types available - developed for and used in a wide and diverse range of applications from food packaging and medical through to automotive and sports clothing. Forefront Filament has used its expertise to select specific high performance grades and combine them to create filaments that process well and produce high quality parts with a range of desirable properties.
Why Polyolefins for 3D Printing Filaments?
High performance characteristics - during printing, in the printed part itself, and from an environmental perspective.
Quality PLA and ABS filaments can work well but also have their limitations - producing brittle parts that absorb water and, in the case of ABS at least, producing harmful gases during the 3D printing process. They also don't perform well on reuse after grinding, so waste materials are often just that - waste.
With our knowledge of performance polypropylenes and polyethylenes, we thought we could do better - in relation to performance during the printing, performance of the printed part in use, and environmental performance.
Providing high definition, impact resistant prints that are water & moisture resistant, Forefront Filament offers a range of flexible and tough 3D printing filaments that contain no styrene, isocyanate, phthalates or esters and they produce no harmful gases or unpleasant odours when printing.
Polyolefinic materials offer a great balance of properties and are clean materials to manufacture and work with. They are the most widely used plastics in the world for many reasons as they are also easy to recycle and reuse. These polyolefin filaments create the possibility of engineers and industry designers using 3D printing to create working prototypes in the same polymer materials as the final product.
High definition, impact resistant prints ✔
Water & moisture resistant ✔
No odours in use ✔
Free from styrene, isocyanate, esters, phthalates, butadiene or bisphenol A (BPA) ✔
Good resistance to household chemicals including bleach ✔
NET WEIGHT: Approximately 0.55 KG (1.2 LB)
190°C - 210°C
Heated print bed 20°C - 45°C
Print speed 20 - 60 mm/s
Maximum overhand 60°
Print surface: PP Film/Tape or Glue Stick
To strengthen the adhesion of the PP film/tape to the glass, heat the print surface to at least 60°C and allow to cool.
We want to make sure that your shopping experience is truly worry-free, that's why we guarantee our everyday competitive prices & won't be beat on price! We will beat any advertised price on identical or comparable products!
If you find an identical or comparable item currently offered for less at a local competitor's store or website (including shipping, handling and fees, if applicable) before you buy or within 30 days of your purchase we’ll beat that price by 10% of the difference. In addition, should our own price be reduced after your purchase, present us with your original receipt within 30 days of purchase and we will match the price and refund you the difference.
How to make a request:
Simply contact us by phone, email or live chat and show us confirmation of the price that you have found for less from a local competitor via a complete URL (web address) of the product page on the competitor's website or via flyer/print-out (including shipping, handling and other fees, if applicable).
The product you’re comparing must:
Be priced in Canadian Dollars and include all fees, shipping costs, and other charges.
Be sold and shipped by a retailer AND authorized dealer located within Canada.
Be in stock, available for sale, and cannot be a limited time offer or available only in limited quantity.
Not be lower priced due to an advertising error, misprint, or special sale price
Special sale prices are excluded from this offer, these include but not limited to the following:
VIP SALE, Black Friday, Friends and Family, Cyber Monday, Boxing Day/Week, special educational prices, restricted offers, mail order offers, rebates, coupons, premiums, free or bonus offers, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) prices, open box products, close-outs, liquidations, discontinued, clearances, demos, refurbished items, open box items, financing offers and errors or misprints.
Also excluded are marketplace sellers on websites such as Amazon.ca or resellers such as eBay.ca as well as any sellers whose products are refurbished or liquidated.
Canada & International Shipping:
We ship Canada wide as well as internationally. We use Canada Post, UPS, Purolator, Canpar & FedEx for our shipping solutions. Large shipments, 50kg or more may be shipped by freight. Shipping costs are automatically calculated by the carrier during the checkout process. Any additional shipping charges incurred as a result of incorrect or incomplete address information as well as delivery refusal will be at the customer's expense.
All orders are shipped "Signature not required" unless otherwise requested (additional charges may apply).
All orders are shipped directly from our Mississauga, Ontario warehouse.
Please note that international shipments may incur additional charges such as brokerage, duties, taxes or other cross border related fees. These fees are NOT calculated during the checkout process, are NOT charged by Filaments.ca and are completely out of our control. It is important to note that Filaments.ca does NOT charge any additional fees beyond what is stated on the order invoice. Any cross-border related fees are the sole responsibility of the purchaser and are handled between the purchaser and the country the good being imported into, including any related agencies and/or customs brokerage companies.
We offer free shipping within Canada for orders totaling CAD$125 or more before tax. We also offer free shipping within the 48 contiguous United States for orders totaling CAD$200 or more before tax. To take advantage of this offer, please choose the free shipping option during the checkout process.
We reserve the right to choose the most economical shipping method. The shipping fee coverage for the free shipping option is limited to shipping services with charges up to CAD$50.
Free shipping does not apply to bulk or custom orders with discounted pricing.
Please note that our cut-off time for shipping overnight is 03:00 PM (Eastern Time). This means that if you choose FedEx Overnight as your shipping option, the order must be placed by 03:00 PM (Eastern Time) in order to get the order the next business day (FedEx overnight orders placed on a Friday will be delivered the following business day / Monday). It is important to follow this cut-off time in order to allow our warehouse time to prepare your order and still hand it over to FedEx on time for their overnight service.
As soon as your order is fulfilled, you will receive an email confirmation including your tracking number. Some shipping options such as envelopes may not have a tracking number.
Please note that in case of a refused delivery or if a shipment fails to be delivered to you because no one is home or available to receive the package, the courier WILL send the package back to us at OUR expense. When this happens, we will try to contact you and make further arrangements. These additional shipping charges incurred as well as charges to re-ship the package, will be forwarded to you, the customer. Therefore, please ensure that someone is always available to receive the package or pick it up from your local post office/courier facility before the courier ships it back to us.
We strive to ship out orders as soon as same day for all orders placed by 2pm EST. Although depending on order specifications, it can take between 24 to 48 hours. Unexpected issues may further delay this process and will be communicated accordingly.
Out of Stock & "Sold Out" Products:
The inventory in our online store and the inventory in our warehouse are synced. When you purchase a product on our online store it means the product is already in stock and ready to ship. But on very rare occasions, technical issues might cause this sync to fail, and one or more of the products purchased might be out of stock. IF this happens, we will offer an alternative product or refund you for the out of stock item/s. Your order may be marked as "partially fulfilled", meaning we will immediately ship the items that are in stock and the rest will be shipped as soon as the item/s are back in stock.
Products marked as "Sold Out" or "Unavailable" are normally available again within 1-4 weeks. Feel free to check back or contact us for information about availability of specific products.
Order Pick Ups:
Customers in the Greater Toronto area are welcome to pickup orders at our Customer Pickup location in Mississauga. Please note that we require at least 1 business day notice for pickup orders. When placing an order online, simply choose the "PICKUP" option on the checkout page. After we process your order we will send you an additional email with details about the date and time your order will be ready to be picked up.
Pickup Address: 7355 Torbram Rd. Unit 15 Mississauga ON L4T 3W3
Please have your ID ready to pick up your package.
Buy in Store:
Products can also be purchased directly at our Mississauga pickup location using credit, debit or cash.
Once I was able to get proper bed adhesion, with the provided film, kapton kept pulling off due to the geometry and size I was working with, it printed beautifully. I had to lower the temperature during the print as I was starting to get blobbing but once that was done it produced a nice Satin finish.
Layer adhesion is better then expected as well and it produced a solid part, initial testing in our manufacturing process has yielded better then expected results, its holding up in an electroplating bath at nearly 95C with out softening
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