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RS Components announces expansion of RS range of high-quality material filaments for 3D printers

Friday, Jul 31, 2015

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced a significant expansion of its RS range of high-quality material filaments for 3D printers. The professionally approved RS filament range has been fully tested and delivers comparable high quality to that offered by the leading brands, but without the premium price tag.

Very importantly, RS filament is not machine specific and can be used with the majority of 3D printers that use the FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) or FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) printing technology.

The RS filament range now offers over 150 different filament products that are suitable for FDM printers and includes materials such as a slightly modified PLA, a high impact ABS, the user-friendly ABS PRO, dissolvable PVA and HIPS, flexible TPC FLEX 45 and CLEAR FLEX 65, PA12 Nylon, and wood.  All of the RS filaments are available in 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters, along with a wide selection of different reel sizes including 250g, 300g, 500g and 1kg weight spools.

In PLA, ABS and ABS PRO a wide range of colours are available including black, blue, clear, gold, green, grey, natural, orange, pink, red, silver, translucent, white, and yellow. Besides these standard colours RS filaments offer a thermochromatic dark grey, glow-in-the-dark green and fluorescent variants in orange and yellow, as well as wood.

This expanded RS filament range complements the comprehensive RS 3D printing offer, which includes 3D printers, software and essential tools from RS and from other leading 3D printing suppliers. More detailed information is available here.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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RS Components
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Product Marketing PR Manager
RS Components
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