BigRep, a global leader in large-format 3D printers and additive solutions, will introduce four new BigRep certified materials at FABTECH in Chicago (November 11 – 14, 2019, BigRep booth A 4350). These new materials – PLX, PET-CF, PA6/66 and BVOH – support BigRep’s mission to provide cost-effective and environmentally friendly engineering-grade materials to large-format additive manufacturing.
BigRep PLX addresses the industry’s need for a fast, reliable and environmentally friendly material. The material is a general-use bio-performance filament derived from organic compounds suited for open-environment 3D printing. Best suited for design and functional prototyping, BigRep’s PLX can print up to 80% faster than standard PLA with no modification to the 3D printer at a strength surpassing the typical mechanical properties of even ABS-printed parts.
The second new material, PET-CF, is a carbon fiber reinforced filament introduced to BigRep’s growing line of engineering-grade materials for high-strength, large-format printing. Offering exceptional dimensional stability and low moisture absorption, PET-CF is capable of producing exceptionally strong, stiff parts with a fine surface finish and heat resistance up to 100 °C. Designed for the BigRep STUDIO G2, the material is suitable for functional, performance applications.
BigRep’s PA6/66 is a highly durable, lightweight thermoplastic filament with high rigidity and resistance to heat and chemicals. Its compatibility with machining and mechanical strength make it a candidate for many industrial applications like tooling, patterns, molds and end use parts. Functionally similar to Nylon PA6, a common material for injection molding, PA6/66 is uniquely suited for scalable batch productions, printing end-use parts or prototyping with nearly identical material properties to mass production parts.
BigRep’s BVOH support material is an advanced water-soluble filament that eliminates support removal post processing for complex 3D-printed parts. Due to BVOH’s solubility and ability to support heavy prints, it is suited for printing complex, ready-to-use prototypes.
With open-source material compatibility, BigRep printers suit industrial users with advanced or niche material requirements. BigRep continues to expand its filament offerings, enabling users to produce large-format parts with advanced, engineering-grade materials. By introducing and supporting the engineering-grade materials our industrial users require, BigRep continues to expand its additive systems’ capabilities to enable the advanced applications and efficient workflows that help businesses grow and prosper.