Essentium Debuts High Temperature Materials on High Speed Extrusion Platform
Formnext 2019: Essentium’s new high temperature materials deliver extreme heat resistance, chemical resistance and high strength removing barriers to industrial scale additive manufacturing.
Edited by AM Staff
Essentium’s portfolio of advanced high-temperature (HT) nylon materials for AM is designed to deliver high heat, chemical and fatigue resistance as well as high strength for industrial applications while being as easy to print as Polylactic Acid (PLA) thermoplastics at low print temperatures.
Essentium developed the new range of materials to offer manufacturers a cost-effective alternative to niche HT materials that require high-temperature extruders which are prohibitively expensive to buy and maintain. Combining nylon with carbon fiber, the materials are said to be more than four times stronger than high-performance Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and have a heat deflection temperature of 200°C, allowing manufacturers to print tough and impact resistant parts to withstand the rigors of the factory floor.
The company says the materials open up more capabilities for additive manufacturing users such as for producing high-performance machine parts, tools and jigs and fixtures in aerospace, automotive and electronic manufacturing sectors.
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