Update April 3rd 2019: winners have been selected!

Over 130 ideas were submitted in the past two weeks & we have selected 6 winners. We opted for one extra winner due to the high quality of entries and when it came down to the last six we simply could not choose. We will hopefully soon share the awesome things they have been able to print. We have selected winners in the following categories:

  • Drones (50+ entries who submitted drone ideas)
  • Cosplay
  • Laminated composite parts
  • Sound absorbing modules
  • Writing aides
  • Wheelchair parts

The winners have already been contacted and spools will be shipped this week ahead of the public release soon. We cannot wait to see the results! The submission form has been closed. We will announce more information (release date, pre-ordering, pricing, etc.) very soon!

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At colorFabb material development never stops. We’re starting the 2019 with a fascinating new material, first of its kind in FFF 3D printing materials.

We’re proud to announce colorFabb LW-PLA. This light weight filament uses an active foaming technology which is triggered by temperature. At it’s peak the filament will expand 3x it’s volume, meaning users can decrease flow by 60-65% to obtain light weight parts, or use the expanding properties to speed up print time by using big layer heights or single extra thick perimeters.

What would you print?

The colorFabb team is working hard to get this new development available as soon as possible. In the meantime we’re interested in what you would print with our LW-PLA material.

For a chance to get your hands on one of our limited available pre-production spools, all you need to do is to tell us about the project you want to 3D print with our LW-PLA. Our colorFabb jury will judge all the ideas & projects and select the lucky winners.

We are going to give away five (5) spools of filament & the winners will have their spool before the official launch!

More information about this awesome new material will be released soon! Stay tuned.


How about light weight airfoils?

Or use the 3x expanding volume to print extra thick layers?
(on the left regular PLA, 0.6mm layerheight from a 0.4mm nozzle, on the right LW-PLA getting perfect layering)

Available in Black & White.

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  1. Ik zou hier een drone mee printen , licht en rock sterk .

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