DuPont High Performance 3D Printing Materials are Now Available for Purchase in Europe, Middle East and Africa
GENEVA, and FELDKIRCHEN, Germany, 10 Oct. 2017 – DuPont and German RepRap are pleased to announce that customers can now purchase DuPont™ Hytrel® thermoplastic elastomers and DuPont™ Zytel® nylon-based filaments for 3D printing in EMEA through German RepRap. Both companies are collaborating to bring advanced process technology and new materials to the market, providing new manufacturing options to various industrial sectors.
Proven over decades of use, DuPont™ Hytrel® thermoplastic elastomers and DuPont™ Zytel® nylons offer high quality, reliability and performance in various applications in a wide range of industries. With Hytrel® available in two different hardness levels (Hytrel® 3D4000FL with a Shore D of 40 and Hytrel® 3D4100 with a Shore D of 60) for 3D printing, customers will be able to make flexible functional parts that combine resiliency, heat and chemical resistance with strength and durability. Mechanical properties of 3D printed parts in all directions using Hytrel® grades are comparable to injection molding. With Zytel® 3D1000FL, customers will be able to make strong and stiff functional parts. Along with superior strength, parts printed with Zytel® product also have high heat deflection temperature, low warpage, low sensitivity to moisture and excellent surface aesthetics.
The expansion of these high-performance materials into the realm of 3D printing enable users to achieve the true benefits of 3D printing (greater design freedom, lightweighting, reduced product development cycles and much more), allowing for rapid prototyping, part production, tooling and customization.
“With these new high-performance 3D filaments open for all printers and the know-how of industrial 3D printing of German RepRap, Fused Filament Fabrication makes a step forward to become a credible manufacturing option for functional components,” said Ernst Poppe, New Business Development manager EMEA, DuPont.
“We are looking forward to expanding our filament portfolio with the new high-performance materials from DuPont. The tests have shown that the materials can be processed brilliantly on our machines and allow customers to produce functional parts with outstanding technical properties,” said Florian Bautz, managing director of German RepRap.
DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) will show these materials and printed parts at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen (17 to 21, Oct. 2017). Printing will take place during the show with a German RepRap 3D printer.
For additional information on DuPont’s offerings in the 3D printing market, visit www.3DPrintingSolutions.DuPont.com. You can order your Zytel® and Hytrel® products for 3D printing at: https://www.germanreprap.com/en/dupont-filaments-at-german-reprap.
About German RepRap GmbH
German RepRap GmbH, headquartered in Feldkirchen near Munich, is a German manufacturer of industrial 3D printers “Made in Germany.” The company develops and produces 3D printers based on RepRap technology (fused filament fabrication) and markets them in combination with software, filaments, and accessories – directly as well as through a worldwide network of qualified distributors. German RepRap was the first company in Germany to introduce a RepRap-based large-capacity 3D printer for professional applications, the X400. The product line keeps expanding and includes 3D printers for professional use in product development, prototyping, model and mold construction, architecture, and design with a maximum print area of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm (39.4” x 31.5” x 23.6”). Customers around the world include large industrial companies in many sectors, such as automotive, aeronautics, medical devices, machinery and plant engineering and many more, as well as designers, architects, artists, universities and colleges and even discerning private users. For detailed information, go to: www.germanreprap.com.
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