Moscow Technopark resident is the first in the world to create a universal material for 3D printing
«The advantage of the plastic developed by our resident is not only that it is universal. The old types of plastics become too soft and sticky when heated to 40−50 degrees Celsius. The heated material adheres to metal and thus could clog the printer’s mechanism. They at 'Caliber' have changed the properties of the plastic: it is more heat-resistant now, does not become sticky at the temperature mentioned above, and therefore does not clog the details of the machine,» Mikhail Kogan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the technopark 'Caliber', is quoted by the portal as saying.
PLA-plastic is a biodegradable and thermoplastic polyester that is produced from agricultural products, such as potatoes or corn, Kogan explained. It is non-toxic and easy to dispose of.