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When it comes to makers of quality 3D printers that are capable of printing with a variety of innovative materials, there is no company that we have covered that has received as many rave reviews from users as Aleph Objects and their LulzBot brand l2of 3D printers have. In the same respect, when it comes to 3D printer filament, there are few, if any, companies which cater to the 3D printing community in such a way as Washington-based ProtoPlant with their Proto-pasta line of specialty filaments for FDM/FFF machines.

That’s why today’s news that Aleph Objects and ProtoPlant have partnered does’t particularly catch us by surprise. Aleph Objects will, from this point forward, be supporting several Proto-pasta filament offerings for use with their LulzBot line of desktop 3D printers. These filaments include the following:

  • Magnetic Iron PLA – This filament is able to attract magnetic fields, giving your prints an extra quality to them. Objects printed with Magnetic PLA can also be given an aged appearance.
    • Priced at $48 per 500g reel.
  • PC-ABS – This filament is an ABS/polycarbonate composite which is more wear-resistant and stronger than your typical ABS material. This is a great material for printing tiny functioning parts.
    • Priced at $74.95 per 1kg reel.
  • Conductive PLA – This filament is awesome if you are looking to print objects which are electrically conductive. The company claims that this material is perfect for low-voltage applications.
    • Priced at $48 per 500g reel.
  • Stainless Steel PLA – This filament is a composite consisting of PLA and steel powder. It is much heavier than typical PLA as it is 93% denser. Like other metal composite filaments we have seen, objects printed with this material can be polished to a shine.
    • Priced at $56 per 500g reel.

According to Aleph Objects, all four of these materials are able to be printed with the standard extruder which ships with every new LulzBot 3D printer, meaning no upgrades are required.l8

“Aleph Objects is proud to support users that try these new materials by offering tested and freely available print profiles, and the company’s widely praised technical support,” stated Steven Wright-Mark, Public Relations for Schwartz PR, the firm representing Aleph Objects.

If you happen to own a LulzBot 3D printer then you likely are aware of how valuable the company’s technical support can be, especially if you are just getting started within the space.

All four new materials are available starting today at the LulzBot online store, joining several other quality brand filaments from names such as Taulman and Fenner Drives. Let us know if you have used any of these materials with your LulzBot 3D Printer. Discuss in the LulzBot/Proto-pasta forum thread on 3DPB.com.

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