Perstorp, 3D4makers launch new 3D printing filament

Perstorp, 3D4makers to launch new 3D printing filament

6:09 AM, 10th November 2017
Perstorp, 3D4makers to launch new 3D printing filament

PERSTORP, SWEDEN: Perstorp and 3D4Makers BV are developing a new generation of high quality, high-performance filament. As the world’s first fifth-generation 3D filament, Facilan enables applications previously unobtainable with other 3D printing materials.

Developed jointly by Perstorp and 3D4makers, Facilan delivers fit-for-purpose filaments for 3D additive manufacturing. Currently comprising three materials, the Facilan portfolio is designed to meet the toughest requirements for a wide range of medical and manufacturing products.

Both companies saw an opportunity in the market for a novel 3D filament. Many existing filaments are simply not suitable for manufacturing. From a customer perspective, users reported many issues with the printability of existing filaments and the mechanical qualities of printed parts. Problems include layer adhesion, warping, surface quality and misprints. Hence, a clear opportunity exists to improve strength, throughput, and the mechanical qualities of materials.

Both Perstorp and 3D4Makers are committed to bringing this next generation of 3D printing materials to market through a joint collaboration that will serve customers with the toughest requirements in medical and manufacturing using 3D printing.

Facilan is the world’s first soft touch 3D printing material, exhibiting better layer adhesion and the world’s best surface quality in 3D printing materials. The portfolio consists of Facilan C8, Facilan HT and Facilan Ortho, which demonstrate some of the best mechanical qualities of any 3D printing filament for their respective applications.

Facilan C8 is a step change in 3D printing enabling the best-looking parts at the best dimensional accuracy. Developed for high throughput manufacturing applications of consumer-friendly parts, it has excellent mechanical qualities and a luxuriously soft touch feel. Stronger than ABS yet easier to process than PLA, Facilan C8’s surface quality and low warping give it the best look and feel of any 3D printing material.

“We’re incredibly proud to be working with such an innovative company as Perstorp. Their deep understanding of polymer chemistry and high-performance materials dovetails well with our understanding of 3D printing. Their diligence and expertise in testing and data collection and analysis have brought hereto unknown scientific rigour to the development of 3D printing materials,” said Ardy Struijk, 3D4Makers sales manager.

“Together with 3D4makers unique process technology for high-quality filament production, we are enabling fit-for-purpose filaments for 3D additive manufacturing. It is all about chemistry and engineering at their best, and for satisfying today´s demand for more reliable 3D FDM printing quality,” added David James, VP Innovation of Perstorp.

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