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printing Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene

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So I was just googling different types of plastics and found this stuff on wikipedia. It seems to be one of the strongest and most chemical resistant plastics out there. It also has a melting point around 130 Celsius.

was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about this material potentially becoming a filament?

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Polyethylene can have very good mechanical properties and chemical resistance, but it has very bad printing properties. It prints with a lot of die swell, it warps, it oozes all over the place... I don't think it will be a printing material in short term. Although normal polyethylene is easy to find and low in cost.

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