In response to customer demand, leading material manufacturers have joined Ultimaker’s material alliance program to bring a wider variety of FFF 3D printing materials to the market for professionals, more rapidly. DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, and Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), global developer and producer of insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites revealed their optimized materials for the Ultimaker S5. Ultimaker also introduces a new print core CC Red 0.6 at the TCT Show in Birmingham that allows reliable 3D printing on the Ultimaker S5 with composite materials.
DSM Novamid ID1030 CF10, a new carbon fiber filled grade PA6/66 filament brings the properties of 3D printed parts close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding. With 10% carbon fiber reinforcement, it produces strong, tough, and stiff 3D printed parts for functional prototyping and end-use applications at the same speeds as unreinforced plastics.
Owens Corning has created its own high-end 3D printing material XSTRAND. This specific material is for functional prototyping and industrial applications and has strong mechanical and thermal properties enabled by glass-fiber reinforcement. The material is durable, with stiff mechanical properties, a low thermal expansion coefficient, and a high working temperature.
To enable hassle-free printing of composite materials, Ultimaker also introduced the new print core CC Red 0.6. The print core features a 0.6 mm diameter nozzle with a specially customized geometry and a wear-resistant ruby cone to ensure reliable 3D printing with composite materials.
The new print core CC Red 0.6 will be available in November 2018. Industrial material profiles will become available in Ultimaker Cura in November 2018.