The Formnext 2021 event at Frankfurt is gearing up to be the biggest thing in additive manufacturing this year, with multiple AM bigwigs attending the event and showcasing innovation in the 3D printing space, Essentium Inc. a top Innovator of 3D printing solutions today
announced next-generation AM solutions that unlock. performance, throughput and competitive 3D printed components manufacturing.
These solutions will feature key innovations across software, machines and materials to ensure distribution and sustainable production at scale.
To meet the growing worldwide need for more choice in materials for production-scale 3D manufactured parts, Essentium is launching Essentium PPS-CF, a 15% carbon fibre reinforced polyphenylene sulfide filament (PPS) made with LUVOCOM® 3F resin from LEHVOSS Group.
PPS is a semicrystalline high-performance polymer is mostly utilised in numerous arduous applications in various industries.
This material has a superb price-to-performance ratio with exceptional durability, stiffness,chemical and wears resistance, temperature, PPS is suitable in many cases instead of higher-priced super polymers as PAEKs (PEEK, PEKK).
Essentium PPS-CF is the primary tooling material for blow moulding, injection moulding, thermoforming, and expanded polystyrene foam moulding. producers can replace many CNC aluminium soft tools with PPS-CF as it acts as a light-duty metal replacement, particularly where chemical resistance corrosion is needed.
Essentium is also launching a 5kg spool today at Formnext.
Designed to eliminate bottlenecks in industrial-scale AM, the spool allows users to continuously print for large parts and tools, minimizing the number of spool swaps required and wasted filament.
To allow high-quality parts fabrication, industrial-scale AM requires significant machine monitoring as a part moves from conception through production.
Essentium is launching a mobile app to help additive manufacturers remotely monitor 3D printed part production. The Essentium Mobile App connects to an internal camera offered in the Essentium HSE 240 HT Dual Extruder 3D Printer, ensuring real-time monitoring of 3D prints to provide manufacturers greater transparency of their manufacturing processes.
Monitoring remotely throughout the digital thread means producers can observe the machine and part performance more effectively and reduce time to printed parts.
Said Blake Teipel, PhD, CEO of Essentium, Inc.:
“producers are under pressure to drive agile supply chains that respond efficiently to market demands.
They are demanding 3D printing solutions with engineering rigour to rapidly shift to finished part production or create high-quality tooling.
Essentium is further increasing our ecosystem offerings to meet this need and deliver tangible value to customers across, automotive, aerospace and energy and alternatives industries, who are testing the possibilities through distributed and sustainable manufacturing.”
Essentium PPS-CF, 5kg Spool, and Mobile App will be on show at Formnext 2021 on Booth D41, Hall 12.1.
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