8/18/2020 | 1 MINUTE READ

Nexa3D Expands Ultra-Fast Polymers Line

Portfolio of high-speed polymer production solutions includes both photoplastic and thermoplastic capabilities.

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Nexa3D, the maker of ultra-fast polymer production 3D printers, has expanded its portfolio of polymer production solutions to include both photoplastic and thermoplastic capabilities. The growing line of polymer manufacturing solutions includes the biocompatible medical material xMED412, an eco-friendly cleaning solvent xClean, and high-performance polymer xCE-Black.

A partnership with Henkel gives Nexa3D commercial availability of xMED412, a polypropylene-like material for medical and athletic devices, produced by Henkel. The company says the new material combines the physical properties and biocompatibility of medical-grade materials. Printed on Nexa3D printers, xMED412 has been tested by Henkel Adhesive Technologies and is covered by all of its associated clearances, tests and certifications.

The commercial availability of xClean offers an effective and environmentally friendly washing solvent that is designed to work consistently with most photopolymer 3D printers and resin systems. The company says xClean lasts three times longer than isopropyl alcohol with less waste and fewer changeovers, offering a sustainable cleaning solvent that eliminates the greasy residue typically associated with TPM or DPM.

The company’s xCE-Black is a high-performance polymer for producing end-use plastic parts and injection molding tools in minutes. The material is a single-cure polymer that is said to deliver higher flexural strength compared to those typically achieved only in dual-cure cyanate ester resins. The company says that xCE-Black has excellent isotropic properties and exhibits long-term environmental stability, making it well-suited for a variety of automotive parts, electronics and many industrial components as well as the production of injection molding tools.

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