Clariant, a leader in specialty chemicals, will present its 3D printing materials and solutions for intelligent industrial manufacturing at formnext 2018.
Clariant’s polymer processing knowledge and products such as additives, master batches and pigments, come together with the expertise of its dedicated 3D printing team to support product innovators and manufacturers in embracing 3D printing.
Clariant’s featured materials and solutions will include:
–Polyamides for small lot production of parts used in applications such as transportation and electrical and electronics. Using flame retardants, glass fibers, and light stabilizers, Clariant’s glass fiber filled flame retardant polyamide 6 3D printer filaments using Exolit meet industrial requirements that include UL 94 V-0 levels.
–High impact strength materials that provide electrostatic discharge protection for manufacturing aids. PET-G, PC+ABS and polycarbonate based 3D printer filaments combined with conductive additives provide OEMs with the ability to 3D print jigs and fixtures that are custom, durable, capable and will not harm their manufactured parts due to electrostatic shock.
–Customer-tailored colorant and additive guidance. 3D printer filaments in a variety of polymers will be color matched to Clariant ColorWorks ColorForward 2019 greenish-blue trend color ‘ἀταραξία von has fidanken’ based on a Greek word for calmness or composure) and will have appropriately selected additives to ensure performance.
“OEMs require that 3D printing materials perform at the same level as their injection molded counterparts. This was the significant factor in achieving the acceptance to allow product production with our materials and will continue to be,” comments Joanna Marguier, Senior Manager of R&D for Clariant’s 3D printing business.