# 3D Print something as flexible as a cloth with PLA?

Would it be posible to design something that is as flexible and that can be printed with PLA that would work as a cloth? I did some research and found that there was a company named Electroloom but that didn't make it. I'm not looking for anything fine, just something that would work for wiping

• It's not that easy: plant-based cloths work as wipes because they can absorb moisture quickly. So you'd need not only a flexible material (of which there are some), but a material that somehow prints with lots of microvoids, and has very high longitudinal tensile strength (as thread does). Apr 2 '20 at 15:04
• @CarlWitthoft maybe foaming PLA filament will do the trick, that creates lots of voids.
– 0scar
Apr 2 '20 at 22:04
• Can you clarify what kind of "wiping" you want it to do? Apr 3 '20 at 2:46
• @0scar that's a new one on me! Can you point me to a vendor of foaming PLA? Apr 3 '20 at 11:38
• @CarlWitthoft The first filament of its kind using an active foaming technology to achieve lightweight, low density PLA parts. At around 230C this material will start foaming, increasing its volume by nearly 3 times. ColorFabb is a Dutch premium filament company; good value for money, and many filament types and various colors. But I doubt the bubbles are open, so I don't think it will absorb water. It is a cool filament for ultra-low weight structures.
– 0scar
Apr 3 '20 at 12:20