Materialise expands its AM portfolio with 3 3D printing Materials

Designed for applications in serial production and prototyping with Multi Jet Fusion and FDM

Belgian 3D printing giant Materialise adds three new materials to its additive manufacturing portfolio: Polyamide 12S (PA 12S), Polyamide 11 (PA 11) for Multi Jet Fusion, and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide (PA-CF) for fused deposition modeling.

The new materials offer a wide range of benefits, including exceptional mechanical properties, durability, and versatility, making them ideal for a diverse range of industrial applications across various sectors, the company says.

Sample produced with PA 12

With the PA 11 material compatible with HP Multi Jet Fusion, Materialise could address the growing demand for additive manufacturing in the medical technology sector. The material’s biocompatibility, durability, and flexibility enable the production of orthotics, prosthetics, and machinery components with exceptional performance and reliability.

Sample produced with PA 11

Furthermore, the company is among the first adopters of Polyamide 12S for HP Multi Jet Fusion. The material presents itself as an ideal option for volume prototyping and parts requiring good surface quality with minimal post-processing needs. Its high level of detail and dimensional accuracy make it suitable for various applications in consumer goods, industrial settings, and volume prototyping projects.

As for the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide (PA-CF), it can be processed on fused deposition modeling and brings an advancement in lightweight, high-strength components. Consisting of a thermoplastic filament reinforced with 35% chopped carbon fiber by weight, PA-CF offers exceptional flexural strength, leading to an impressive stiffness-to-weight ratio. This unique combination makes it a favorable alternative to heavier metal components in industries such as industrial machinery, aerospace, and automotive, particularly for tooling, prototyping, and end-use part applications.

Sample produced with PA_CF

With these additions, Materialise now provides its customers with more than 38 materials for their applications.

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