Nexa3D, a maker of ultrafast polymer 3D printers, announced in partnership with Henkel, the commercial availability of xFLEX 475, a soft rubber material for the production of additively manufactured industrial and consumer products. Within the high-growth elastomers market, customers can access this industrial-strength material for applications that require resilience, snapback and tear resistance, such as pipes and manifolds, handles, and grips, seals, and gaskets or sportswear and footwear midsoles. This material also offers 150% elongation at failure and an energy return of up to 50%. The xFLEX 475 material comes in two colors; black, and white and is immediately available through Nexa3D’s growing network of resellers.
Nexa3D’s expanding collaboration with Henkel combines the capabilities of both companies to fast-track additive manufacturing towards mass production of functional parts across multiple industries, leveraging the productivity advantage of its ultrafast NXE 400 3D printer. Combining Nexa3D’s productivity with Henkel’s rapidly expanding suite of functional polymers, makes it possible for customers to manufacture a wider range of parts such as protective gear, and grips, hoses, and pipes, gaskets, and seals footwear components and tooling for greater performance and functionality.