3D printing provides you access to make almost anything you want. The reason for the almost is that current 3d printing filaments cannot bend while not breaking like many plastic objects out there.
To fix the problem a German filament maker, Orbi-Tech, made a new filament called BendLay. The developer of BendLay is none other than Kai Parthy.
Continuing to Lay Down the Filament
Parthy also invented Laybrick filament as well as the artificial wood-like, Laywoo-D3. With BendLay, a user can make a flexible piece unlike what ABS can make yet strong enough to hold its shape which cannot be said for another well-used filament, PLA.
It’s fairly hard to make an entire new filament so Orbi-Tech modified the existing ABS filament. BendLay is a clear plastic and since it comes from ABS, it can safely be used in food-packaging and medical devices. It also does not leave the white stress marks you often get by bending plastics too far.
Right now the price of a spool of 1.75mm BendLay with 110 meter length costs 39.9 euros and a 3mm spool costs 32.80 euros. You can find at Orbi-Tech’s web store.