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DSM’s introduces Arnilene AM6002 (P) polypropylene powder for SLS

Boasts balance of properties, food contact approval in Europe

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Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, introduced the new Arnilene AM6002 (P) material, an expansion of the company’s powder portfolio for PBF additive manufacturing. The polypropylene powder is tailored for SLS 3D printing in wide range of applications across multiple industries.

Arnilene AM6002 applications

Manufacturers are looking to utilize additive manufacturing to keep plants running during times of crisis. 3D printing production equipment parts locally helps save time and cost, as well as secure operations to avoid supply chain disruption.

Arnilene AM6002 (P) has food contact approval in Europe, making it ideal for applications in the food and beverage or nutrition industries, such as conveyor belt guides, sprockets, slides, dosing blocks and creepers. With polypropylene being used extensively in the automotive sector, DSM’s Arnilene AM6002 (P) is an excellent choice for applications such as dashboard components, interiors and many others in this sector. Additionally, the material is suitable for prototyping polypropylene end-use parts.

Material specifications

To complement DSM’s recent launch of polypropylene for fused granulate fabrication, Arnilene AM6001 GF (G), Arnilene AM6002 (P) for powder bed fusion printing is now available to manufacturers looking to utilize 3D printing while also providing a familiar material they are used to handling.

Arnilene AM6002 (P) offers robust mechanical, chemical and thermal properties, food contact approval in Europe and the ability to print complex designs. This easy-to-process material can be run on existing selective laser sintering platforms. The material is hydrophobic and can be used to print large batches of engineering-grade, tough parts without compromising on economics or ease of post-processing. Arnilene AM6002 (P) can be post-processed via automated post-processing, as well as dyeing. With a 90% reuse rate, the material produces less waste, making it a sustainable solution.

Geoff Gardner, Innovations Director Additive Manufacturing at DSM, commented: “We are pleased to further extend material choices for 3D printing with this engineering-grade Arnilene® AM6002 (P) powder. This sustainable material is the type of material that manufacturers across many industries are looking for as they move from traditional manufacturing to additive manufacturing, saving production time and cost, as well as maintaining supply chain performance stability year-round.”

 

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