About SWISSFIL

SWISSFIL® is the filament from Switzerland for Switzerland.

It is produced with high-quality materials and can compete with premium filaments from around the World. It is colored and extruded with a diameter of 2.85mm or 1.75mm in Switzerland. Diameter tolerance is +/-0.05mm for 1.75mm filament and +/-0.1mm for 2.85mm filament.

Starting in summer 2019 SWISSFIL® is changing to cardboard spools. During the period of transition, some colors of SWISSFIL® PLA will still be delivered on plastic spools.

Under the label SWISSFIL® there is currently PLA, Tough PLA, ASA and PETG filament available.

Material and product properties

PLA

Poly Lactide Acid

SWISSFIL® PLA 2.85mm is available in 19 different colors and transparent. 
SWISSFIL® PLA 1.75mm is currently available in black and white.

White (RAL 9003) in 2.85mm and 1.75mm
Black (RAL 9005) in 2.85mm and 1.75mm
(in 2.85mm also available as recycling-PLA)
Transparent in 2.85mm
Light Blue (PMS 2925C) in 2.85mm
Sky Blue (RAL 5015) in 2.85mm
Dark Blue (RAL 5002) in 2.85mm
Violet (PMS 268C) in 2.85mm
Pink (RAL 4010) in 2.85mm
Raspberry Red (RAL 3027) in 2.85mm
Traffic Red (RAL 3020) in 2.85mm
Orange (RAL 2011) in 2.85mm
Yellow (RAL 1003) in 2.85mm
Light Green (PMS 368C) in 2.85mm
Green (RAL 6029) in 2.85mm
Pearl Silver (RAL 9022) in 2.85mm
Gray (PMS 421C) in 2.85mm
Anthracite Gray (RAL 7016) in 2.85mm
Gold (RAL 1036) in 2.85mm
Beige (RAL 1001) in 2.85mm
Brown (RAL 8011) in 2.85mm

SWISSFIL® PLA has a heat deflection temperature around 55°C. It can be used for temperatures up to 45°C (continuous) and 60°C (short-period), respectively. The filament is bio-degradable, can be dissolved in many organic solvents and shows a high UV light resistance. It’s based on Ingeo™ PLA resin from Natureworks which is one of the purest and top grade PLA resins worldwide. For further material properties please check the technical datasheet.

Typically, the PLA filament is printed at temperatures between 190-220°C. For better build plate adhesion a heated print bed is recommended with a build plate temperature of 50-70°C.

In case the PLA was stored in a humid enviroment for some time, drying is recommended before use. It can be dryed during two to four hours at 80°C.


Technical Datasheet

Safety Datasheet

Tough PLA

Impact modified Poly Lactide Acid

Tough PLA is PLA made impact resistant by a special impact modifier.
SWISSFIL® Tough PLA 2.85mm gibt es in 3 verschiedenen Farben.

Dark Blue in 2.85mm
Orange in 2.85mm
Grey in 2.85mm

SWISSFIL® PLA has a heat deflection temperature around 55°C. It can be used for temperatures up to 45°C (continuous) and 60°C (short-period), respectively. The filament is bio-degradable, can be dissolved in many organic solvents. It’s based on Ingeo™ PLA resin from Natureworks which is one of the purest and top grade PLA resins worldwide. Compared to standard PLA Tough PLA has an impact strength similar to ABS. For further material properties please check the technical datasheet.

Typically, the Tough PLA filament is printed at temperatures between 190-220°C. For better build plate adhesion a heated print bed is recommended with a build plate temperature of 50-70°C.

In case the Tough PLA was stored in a humid enviroment for some time, drying is recommended before use. It can be dryed during two to four hours at 80°C.


Technical Datasheet

Safety Datasheet

ASA

Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate

SWISSFIL® ASA 2.85mm is currently available in 11 different colors.

Black in 2.85mm
White in 2.85mm
Sky Blue in 2.85mm
Green in 2.85mm
Light Green in 2.85mm
Yellow in 2.85mm
Traffic Red in 2.85mm
Brown in 2.85mm
Concrete Grey in 2.85mm
Pearl Silver in 2.85mm
Anthracite Grey in 2.85mm

SWISSFIL® ASA has a heat deflection temperature around 92°C. It can be used for temperatures up to 80°C (continuous) and 95°C (short-period), respectively. The filament has an excellent UV-light and weather resistance and is therefore suitable for outdoor purposes. For further material properties please check the technical datasheet.

Typically, the ASA filament is printed at temperatures between 210-260°C. A heated print bed is needed with a build plate temperature of 80-100°C.

In case the ASA was stored in a humid enviroment for some time, drying is highly recommended before use. It can be dryed during two to four hours at 80°C.


Technical Datasheet

Safety Datasheet

PET-G

Polyethylene Terephthalate (with Glycol modification)

SWISSFIL® PET-G 2.85mm is currently available in 4 different colors including transparent.

Black in 2.85mm
White in 2.85mm
Transparent in 2.85mm
Concrete Grey in 2.85mm

SWISSFIL® PET-G is PET which is modified with glycol to make it printable. It can resist diluted acids, water at room temperature, various oils and greases and alcohols. It is weather-proof and has a high wear resistance, good electrical isolation properties and a strong creep resistance. For further material properties please check the technical datasheet.

Typically, the PET-G filament is printed at temperatures between 210-260°C. A heated print bed is recommended with a build plate temperature of 60-80°C.

In case the PET-G was stored in a humid enviroment for some time, drying is highly recommended before use. It can be dryed during two to four hours at 80°C.


Technical Datasheet

Safety Datasheet

TPU-54D

Thermoplastic Polyurethane (with hardness 54 Shore D)

SWISSFIL® TPU-54D 2.85mm is currently available as transparent filament.

Transparent in 2.85mm

SWISSFIL® TPU-54D belongs to the family of thermoplastic elastomeres. It has a good chemical resistance and is also quite fatigue-proof.
On 3D printers with a Bowden extruder TPU can only be printed at low speed. Thanks to its hardness of 54 Shore D it is not prone to being stuck in the Bowden tube. For further material properties please check the technical datasheet.

Typically, the TPU filament is printed at temperatures between 225-245°C. It is normally printed onto a glass build plate at room temperature. No adhesion agent or closed build space is necessary.

In case the TPU was stored in a humid enviroment for some time, drying is highly recommended before use. It can be dryed during two to four hours at 90°C.

Where to buy

SWISSFIL is exclusively distributed by DIM3NSIONS: