7/9/2019

Elix ABS Grades Offer Optimal Layer Adhesion

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Elix Polymers adds two grades to the Ultimaker Marketplace for 3D printing equipment FDM applications.

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Elix Polymers has added two grades to the Ultimaker Marketplace for 3D printing equipment FDM applications. The move was made with three partner companies producing filament from Elix ABS: 3R3D, based in Spain; Filoalfa brand owner Ciceri de Mondel, based in Italy; and Print-me, based in Poland. The companies in the partnership cooperated within the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program.

The two ABS grades are Elix 3D-FC and Elix ABS 3D-HI. Elix 3D-FC is certified for medical and food contact applications, complying with the ISO 10993-1 and USP Class VI standards determining biocompatibility. Certification covers the whole material recipe, including color pigments.

The second grade, Elix 3D-HI, is a high-impact ABS grade with lower density than other ABS grades and offering high impact resistance, even at low temperatures. Impact performance is comparable with ABS/PC, which has a higher density, making the new grade particularly suitable for automotive applications where weight-saving is an issue.

Both Elix grades offer optimal layer adhesion and 3D printing results. Possible applications include functional prints of prototype parts (assembly tests in automotive, for example), industrial/medical tooling (jigs and fixtures) and short series of personalized parts.

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