Flame-retardant materials are gaining momentum on the 3D Printing market. Following the respective launches of Roboze flame-retardant material designed for FDM 3D Printing, CRP Technology’s LS material, and Markforged’ Onyx FR, we now witness the launch of Cubicure’s UL94 V0-classified materials.
Named Evolution FR, the new photopolymer offers flame retardancy without formation of burning drops. The material gets the UL94 classification, a classification that material systems often get when they comply with material extrusion or powder bed fusion technologies.
In this specific case, Cubicure explains that when it comes to mimicking injection molding-type surface quality and precision, lithography-based additive manufacturing technologies are still the methods of choice.
The Austria-based company owns a patented Hot Lithography technology that enables the usage of high-molecular chemical substances for a high precision 3D-printing process. In the company’s experience, material solutions with combined heat resistance (typically > 70 °C) and sufficient mechanical performance of the end 3D printed parts (e.g. tensile strength > 30 MPa) are required to achieve specific industrial applications with 3D-printing.
The SLA flame-retardant material for instance, is designed for applications in the mobility sector and electronics market. Compatible with Cubicure’s patented Hot Lithography technology, the polymer meets stringent standards like the UL94 standard procedure to guarantee proper safety for end users.
Cubicure will certainly tell more about this material and its applications to visitors that will stop by at its booth at Formnext, in hall 11.1, booth D.48.
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