Verbatim 3D filament

RS expands on 3D printing range with availability of high quality filament from Verbatim

Plastic filament produced to extremely tight tolerances
for consistent feed and stable 3D printing

Johannesburg, South Africa – RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of high quality 3D printing filament from Verbatim. These top brand PLA and ABS filaments extend the RS 3D print offering to further benefit engineers in the rapid prototyping of their designs.

The Verbatim PLA and ABS ranges are available in 1.75mm diameter filament. The PLA range is also supplied in 3mm diameter filament. Both are offered on 1kg spools and in an assortment of vibrant colours including red, green and blue. PLA (PolyLactic Acid) filament is a biodegradable bio-plastic derived from corn and is guaranteed not to include heavy metals or common chemicals such as phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA). ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) filament is a co-polymer made from styrene, acryl and butadiene and is both impact resistant and tough.

Manufactured in Japan, both the ABS and PLA materials meet extremely tight tolerances, ensuring consistent feed and stable printing. The filaments are distributed in vacuum-sealed bags with desiccant and are wound on to a spool for easy dispensing.

Suitable for a wide range of 3D printers, these PLA and ABS filaments complement the existing 3D printing material offering from RS to provide a wider choice to engineers. RS is among the first distributors to stock the Verbatim 3D printing filaments across the EMEA region.

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About RS Components
RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development.

With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof.

RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process. The RS catalogue, available at za.rs-online.com, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications. Free access to thousands of datasheets ensures the correct product choice. Order placement is easily facilitated through za.rs-online.com, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter. Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.

It is proven that departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that account for only 20% of their total procurement spend. RS is focussed on reducing the customers “total cost of product ownership” by reducing the need to make multiple calls to various companies to source products, reducing supplier related administration and allowing for the amalgamation as well as consolidation of supplier bases. Through this process, procurement efficiency is improved and time is freed up to concentrate on the more important business decisions.
For more information, please visit the website at za.rs-online.com

About Verbatim
Verbatim is a leading global company in data storage and LED lighting with a broad product portfolio spanning consumer and professional applications. Verbatim has been shaping the development of data storage devices since 1969 and is the world’s No 1 supplier of optical media (Blu-ray, DVD and CD). The company also markets flash memory, external hard drive storage solutions and a wide range of computer accessories.

In addition, the company is an innovator in fast-growing LED and OLED lighting, developing products that offer low power consumption, long life and a better lighting experience. It is also an emerging supplier of water filtration systems; its Cleansui brand is Japan’s favourite water filter.

Verbatim is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Kagaku Media owned by Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, one of the world’s largest chemical companies, which invests heavily in R&D across many diverse sectors. The company’s operating principles are founded on helping people to live in a healthy, comfortable and sustainable way. Verbatim’s regional organisations are EMEA, APAC and Americas, with offices in most countries in the world. The company’s European headquarters are based in the UK. For further information, visit http://www.verbatim.com

Press Office:
Tanya Erasmus
Marketing Communications Manager
RS Components South Africa
Tanya.Erasmus@rs-components.com
+27 11 691 9345

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