Credit: Xenia

Xenia® Materials, a newcomer in the AM materials segment, has announced the launch of PVDF-based compounds for 3D printing pellet-fed applications.

The global developer of carbon fiber-reinforced polymers explains these materials will ensure the carbon fiber properties mixed with the exceptional PVDF features within applications where high performance and chemical resistance are necessary.

Xenia® Materials is set to introduce to the market a 3D printing pellet version of the unfilled PVDF polymer and a range of carbon-fiber reinforced compounds. Carbon fiber is well-known for its great features in additive manufacturing, helping to prevent warping during the printing phase while maintaining a smooth surface finish, as well as ensuring dimensional stability and low thermal expansion. By adding carbon fibre to the base material, it enhances the qualities of the PVDF polymer. This new mix keeps the ease of use of regular PVDF while boosting strength and reducing electrical resistance, meeting ATEX standards, the company explains.

According to Xenia’s R&D Manager Cristian Zanchetta, ” Xenia’s expertise in carbon-fiber reinforced polymer, applied to the PVDF polymer base, allows us to leverage our research and development know-how to push boundaries in creating innovative 3D printing materials. Our comprehensive materials portfolio now extends from unfilled PVDF to carbon-fiber-reinforced PVDF, fulfilling every client’s requirements.”

Xenia® Materials’ new grades will be showcased at TCT3Sixty 2024, taking place from 5th to 6th June in Birmingham.

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