Essentium Inc., a leading provider of 3D printing technology for additive manufacturing, announced it is partnering with Lehvoss Group, a leading innovator of chemical and mineral specialties, to develop high-performance materials for industrial-scale additive manufacturing. Created specifically for extrusion-based 3D printing processes, the materials meet the standards required for industrial applications in aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, biomedical and electronic manufacturing sectors.
This partnership combines Lehvoss’ experience in thermoplastic high-performance compounds with Essentium’s expertise in polymer and composite chemistry to develop engineering-grade materials tuned and certified for a range of industrial applications.
After two years of collaborative research and development, Essentium launched a line of PEEK and High-Temperature Nylon (HTN) materials using LUVOCOM 3F compounds. The materials offer easy printability and non-warping properties, as well as heat and chemical resistance and high mechanical strengths, enabling quality end-parts that can withstand the rigors of the factory floor. Certified on the Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSE) 3D Printing Platform, the materials are suitable for applications such as mechanical engineering, medical technology and parts subject to high stresses for the engine compartment and drive train in the automotive sector.
The Lehvoss Group