5/9/2017

Essentium Releases FlashFuse Process

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The process is said to create 3D-printed parts as strong as those made via injection molding.

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Essentium Materials has developed a process using carbon nanotubes and plasma to create 3D-printed parts that it says are equal in strength to injection-molded parts. The two-part solution, called FlashFuse, combines the Fusebox hardware accessory with FlashFuse carbon nanotube-coated filament to create isotropic 3D-printed parts through an electric welding process. 

The company says that this combination of electrically responsive nano-particles and precision electromagnetic fields helps to drastically increase Z-directional strength, avoiding issues with inter-layer bonding. According to the company, this process produces parts restoring up to 95 percent of the tensile strength of an injection-molded piece. 

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