guidel!ne is a unique high strength PETG based material with
excellent high temperature printing capabilities. Users know that printing small
features of some parts can be difficult due to thermal build-up. guidel!ne is
much less susceptible to these thermal issues allowing for finer detail without
distortion. guidel!ne is also released as a starting point for individuals and
companies wishing to obtain eventual FDA/CE certification for a device knowing
that the raw material itself is listed with the FDA and has already passed
specific FDA testing.
guidel!ne is sold as a raw material modified in form only into 3d printing line
and most important, extruded in a manner that keeps contaminates out of the
material during the cooling process, where contaminates and bacteria could be
embedded in the soft extrusion. In addition, pH and ORP levels are monitored and
adjusted to maintain acceptable levels.
Of course, printing an item with guidel!ne does not mean the item is certified.
The certification process for medical/surgical equipment and components is on a
part by part/usage certification process with the applicable agency.
Information provided to the user will be in sync with the FDA’s “Technical
Considerations for Additive Manufactured Devices Draft Guidance for Industry and
Food and Drug Administration Staff”. Section “C” “Material Controls”. While
COA’s will be the responsibility of the end user, taulman3D will provide
information to support such efforts.
guidel!ne comes on 1 pound spools in either 2.85mm or 1.75mm round. guidel!ne is
labeled with a QR code that provides a “trace-ability and batch key”. Each spool
has a Identification number, comes vacuum sealed and ships in its own box. End
users will be able to “register” their spool/s with taulman3D. As with other
materials from taulman3D, the clarity of guidel!ne allows for visual
non-destructive evaluation of the printed part.
When 3D Printed, guidel!ne has a tensile strength higher than our strongest
TECH-G, coming in at 6,850PSI. Elongation is 5.9 and a modulus of 281,469PSI.
Heat distortion temp is 70C. Softening temperature is 100C
guidel!ne is a clear PETG based polymer that prints at 250C. guidel!ne is very
easy to print needing only a small amount of retraction. A key feature of
guidel!ne is that one can easily print small hollow tubes without the issue of
heat build-up deforming the tube.
guidel!ne’s use as a Support Material:
Another feature of guidel!ne is that it’s higher print temperature allow it
to be used as a support material for medical grade Nylon. guidel!ne used as a
zero-gap support material works extremely well on Nylon with just enough
adhesion to form mechanical support yet easy to remove from parts where
mechanical removal is accessible.