RS announces expansion of RS range of high-quality material filaments for 3D printers

RS Components announces expansion of RS range of high-quality material filaments for 3D printers

Expanded range of professional-quality filament adds new materials for FDM/FFF 3D printers for rapid prototyping applications

Johannesburg, South Africa RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced a significant expansion of its RS range of high-quality material filaments for 3D printers. The professionally approved RS filament range has been fully tested and delivers comparable high quality to that offered by the leading brands, but without the premium price tag.

Very importantly, RS filament is not machine specific and can be used with the majority of 3D printers that use the FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) or FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) printing technology.

The RS filament range now offers over 150 different filament products that are suitable for FDM printers and includes materials such as a slightly modified PLA, a high impact ABS, the user-friendly ABS PRO, dissolvable PVA and HIPS, flexible TPC FLEX 45 and CLEAR FLEX 65, PA12 Nylon, and wood.  All of the RS filaments are available in 1.75mm and 2.85mm diameters, along with a wide selection of different reel sizes including 250g, 300g, 500g and 1kg weight spools.

In PLA, ABS and ABS PRO a wide range of colours are available including black, blue, clear, gold, green, grey, natural, orange, pink, red, silver, translucent, white, and yellow. Besides these standard colours RS filaments offer a thermochromatic dark grey, glow-in-the-dark green and fluorescent variants in orange and yellow, as well as wood.

This expanded RS filament range complements the comprehensive RS 3D printing offer, which includes 3D printers, software and essential tools from RS and from other leading 3D printing suppliers. More detailed information is available here.


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, 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, 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.

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