DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, a global business unit of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division (future DuPont), is introducing its new glass- and carbon-reinforced 3D printing filaments at Formnext 2018. Building on the ultralow shrinkage technology of DuPont Zytel specialty nylons for 3D printing, these new grades address the industry needs for stiffer and stronger materials, similar in that sense to existing reinforced injection molding grades, and without compromising easy printability, smoothness and surface quality.
DuPont will unveil two new grades that will be available at resellers in January 2019:
– Zytel 3D12G30FL BK309, a black heat-stabilized 30% glass-reinforced polyamide with a modulus of 4-5GPA and a heat deflection temperature of >150 C, resistant to most solvents, cleaning agents, automotive fluids and fuels at room temperature.
– Zytel 3D10C20FL BK544, a black 20% carbon fiber reinforced polyamide for lightweight components with a modulus of 4-5GPA and a heat deflection temperature of >150 C, resistant to most solvents, cleaning agents, automotive fluids and fuels at room temperature.
These two new grades will be featured in live printing demos on the X400 and X500 3D printers of DuPont’s partner, GermanRepRap (Hall 3.1, Booth D40).
The expansion of DuPont high-performance materials into 3D printing enables users to achieve greater design freedom, lightweighting, and reduced product development cycles, allowing for rapid prototyping, easier part production, tooling and customization.
DowDuPont Specialty Products Division