Elix ABS Grades Offer Optimal Layer Adhesion
Elix Polymers adds two grades to the Ultimaker Marketplace for 3D printing equipment FDM applications.
Edited by AM Staff
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.