Frankfurt, Germany –13 November 2018 – DuPont Transportation & Industrial, 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 ultra-low 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 moulding grades, and without compromising easy printability, smoothness and surface quality.
At Formnext 2018, DuPont will be unveiling two new grades which will be made available at resellers as of January 2019:
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.
“To follow these trends, our industrial customers need 3D printing materials that offer similar formulation, mechanical and chemical properties as our well-known injection moulding grades. These new glass- and carbon-reinforced 3D filaments are a new step in that direction to help the industry move towards cost-efficient, automated and larger scale production”, says Ernst Poppe, New Business Development Manager, DuPont.
Learn more about this new offering and the full range of applications enabled by DuPont 3D printing filaments at Formnext (Hall 3.1, Booth D40) in Frankfurt, on November 13-17, 2018.
About DuPont Transportation and Industrial
DuPont Transportation & Industrial (T&I), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer markets. T&I partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. T&I works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments.
About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.