Material Section: Laybrick

Laybrick is an additive manufacturing material that is common when working with architectural and design companies, the reason for this is due to the filament which is made up of fine chalk powder along with co-polyester to produce the end result of a coloured and textured stone like material. The temperature in which you print this material can affect and alter the texture of your part, for example printing at higher temperatures will give off a rougher texture whilst printing at lower temperatures will produce a smooth texture. Laybrick has a melting point of 165 degrees to 210 degrees however 190 degrees is normally a stable temperature to print with. Below are some key points when printing with Laybrick.

  • Great material for architectural, design and museums industries
  • Not very flexible
  • Not very durable
  • Non soluble
  • Heated bed required