6/18/2018

Sabic's Lexan EXL Filament Offers High Toughness, Strength

The Lexan EXL AMHI240F filament offers high impact performance and is compatible with Stratasys Fortus 3D printers. 

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SABIC’s Lexan EXL AMHI240F filament is designed to be a high-performance material for use in Stratasys Fortus Classic industrial 3D printers. Based on the company’s Lexan EXL polycarbonate (PC) copolymer technology, the filament is designed to deliver high impact performance and low-temperature ductility. According to the company, the material is suitable for aerospace, consumer electronics and automotive applications. 

The filament offers toughness and improved ductility at room temperature and at temperatures down to -30°C, and is said to deliver better notched Izod impact. The material has a heat deflection temperature of 140°C, which enables its use in applications that operate at elevated temperatures.

Lexan EXL AMHI240F filament complies with Underwriters Laboratories’ UL94 V-0 flammability standard at 3.0 mm in flat (XY) and on-edge (XZ) orientations, making it appropriate for applications requiring fire resistance. It is initially offered in black, with plans to launch additional colors, including white, in the near future.

The filament has a diameter measuring 1.79 mm ±0.05 mm and is available in a 1,510-cc spool size. Lexan EXL AMHI240F is intended for use in Stratasys Fortus Classic printers, as well as other 3D printers with sufficient temperature capability and an open-format architecture. The material processes at standard Stratasys print settings for PC.

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