“Arkema is focused on unlocking the next revolution of industrial opportunities by bringing full solutions and expertise to end users,” said Guillaume de Crevoisier, global business director, 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema.
The AMUG Agenda features Arkema during two sessions on April 3: “Top Material Companies Driving Innovation in the 3D Printing Market” and “Material Specific Solutions for Transportation, Sports, and Dental Applications.”
Powder Bed Fusion
Arkema will display parts and highlight “real world” production part case studies from its powder bed fusion partners. Rilsan Polyamide 11 powders are the only high-performance materials available from a completely bio-based origin and they offer some of the strongest mechanical properties of all polyamide powders.
For the most demanding applications, parts made with Kepstan PEKK powders offer robust mechanical performance, extremely high-temperature tolerance, low outgazing, low flammability, gamma stability, and extremely high chemical resistance. There will be several parts printed by Hexcel, a world leader in advanced composites for aeronautics, space, and defense, using their formulation based on Kepstan PEKK.
Arkema’s Sartomer division will introduce eight new products from its N3xtDimension line of UV-curable engineered liquid resins. New launches include N3D-I200 for impact resistance, N3D-F2110 for flexibility, N3D-P2120 for high-quality prototyping, N3D-C1700 for casting applications, and other unique resins for advanced performance. Sartomer’s N3xtDimension resins offer customized properties and freedom of design. They are compatible with the main printing technologies – SLA, DLP, MJP, and BJ.
Arkema’s partner, 3DXTech, will launch a filament made from Pebax elastomer. “3DXFlex TPE” is the first commercially available Pebax TPE based filament developed for extrusion printing. This lightweight elastomer is world renowned in sports markets for its outstanding energy return. Printed parts exhibit excellent layer to layer adhesion resulting in exceptionally strong parts. Also on display will be 3DX Tech’s FluorX filament made from Arkema’s Kynar PVDF. FluorX filaments are made from a patented formulation launched in 2018 that now has a print profile available on Ultimaker’s Cura marketplace.
Filaments made from Kepstan PEKK are available from several partners globally. There will be a live demonstration of large-scale extrusion printing with Kepstan PEKK in partnership with Titan Robotics on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Arkema just recently expanded its capacity for Kepstan PEKK materials with a new plant at its site near Mobile, Alabama. Arkema is also expanding capacity for N3xtDimension resins at its Nansha plant in China, and Orgasol Polyamide12 powder in Mont, France, to come on stream in 2019.