As per the 2021 Hubs Additive Manufacturing Trend Report, 73% of engineering businesses predict they will produce or source more 3D printed parts in this current year versus previous. This adds further credence to 3D printing being utilised as a real production tool, beyond prototyping. With 3D printing increasingly used for industrial and end-use applications, the demand for ESD-safe 3D printing materials is growing.

What is Electrostatic Discharge and Why is it a Problem?

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a swift discharge of electric current between two objects with different charges and different numbers of electrons. A large electromagnetic field buildup is created from this exchange of electrons, which results in ESD.

A common, real-life example of ESD is the shock felt in your hand when touching metal door handles, caused by the difference in electrical potential.

ESD is a problem in industry because it can damage or even destroy sensitive electronic components – in fact, around $40 billion in losses from ESD damage occur annually in the electronics industry alone.

Because of this, there is tangible, industry demand for ESD-safe filament for 3D printing, in order to prevent costly damage to equipment by mitigating static electricity discharge.

Example 3D Printing Applications for ESD-Safe Materials

As per Raise3D, ESD-safe 3D printer filament is recommended for use in industries such as:


Electrical appliance casings

Industrial equipment

Best ESD Safe Filament?

LUVOCOM® 3F PP CF 9928 BK is an ESD-safe 3D printing material from LEHVOSS. This is a polypropylene (PP) copolymer filament reinforced with carbon fibre. It is suitable for continuous discharging of statically-generated electricity (ESD safe). It is recommended for industrial applications requiring strong & stiff parts. See all technical data at this link.