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We provide support to choose the right material and the right printing technology based on your applications. We offer high-performance materials for 3D printing for highly demanding applications.
Check our materials for chemical resistance, transparency, impact resistance, dielectric properties, heat resistance or energy return applications.
Chemical resistance - Kepstan® PEKKIn this video, we tested the reaction of Kepstan® PEKK and PEI to MEK. After 8 hours of exposure to MEK, we observe how PEI printed piece has changed in color, while PEKK remains the same.
High-Performance Materials for FFF 3D printed Kepstan® PEKK withstands aggressive chemicals and suits extreme applications.
High Toughness and Impact resistance - N3xtDimension® liquid resinUV/LED liquid resins are the top choice if you are looking to achieve tough, transparent and highly detailed parts.
Impact resistance - Rilsan® PA11In this video, we tested SLS printed Rilsan® PA11 with PA12 for impact resistance.
Using the vertically installed tube and falling steel ball test, we can see that the PA12 piece has broken while PA11 withstand the impact with the steel ball and the piece remains intact. SLS printed Rilsan® PA11 shows superior impact resistance event -30 °C low temperatures.
Dielectric resin - N3xtDimension® liquid resinOur N3xtDimension® UV/LED liquid resins with dielectric properties are the material of choice for radio frequency technology applications.
Ductility – Rilsan® PA11In this video, we compared 3D-printed pieces of PA11 and PA12 for ductility. After repetitive manipulations like folding and unfolding, we see how the PA11 piece remains tough and flexible without breaking.
Use Rilsan ® PA11 powder when you need ductility, rigidity and strength for your 3D printing application.
Heat resistance - N3xtDimension® liquid resinN3xtDimension® heat resistant UV/LED curing resins can resist up to 150°C without compromising on mechanical properties.
Energy return – Pebax® TPE Pebax® TPE is an energetic elastomer that is perfect for applications requiring lightweight, flexibility and energy return.
High energy return means a high percentage of the energy put into flexing the polymer (i.e. the step of an athlete) is returned during rebound. Compared to TPU polymers, Pebax® elastomers exhibit much lower energy loss, even at very low temperatures.
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- How to democratize additive manufacturing?
The high-performance materials for 3D printing are evolving in tandem with advancement of additive-manufacturing technology. The material research and development in additive manufacturing is rooted in the understanding of the past practices and bridging the gap between traditional and emerging technologies.
Case study - 3D printing
3D printed and tailor-made: orthopedic insoles made with advanced bio-circular polyamide 11
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