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Materialise introduces three new industrial 3D printing materials

Polyamide 12S (PA 12S), Polyamide 11 (PA 11), and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide (PA-CF)

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Materialise, a 3D printing solutions provider, has expanded its additive manufacturing portfolio with the introduction of Polyamide 12S (PA 12S), Polyamide 11 (PA 11) for Multi Jet Fusion, and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide (PA-CF) for fused deposition modeling. This expansion aims to empower companies across industries to leverage 3D printing for serial production and prototyping. With these additions, Materialise now offers over 38 materials – providing customers with an extensive selection to meet their specific project requirements.

Materialise introduces Polyamide 12S (PA 12S), Polyamide 11 (PA 11), and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide (PA-CF) to AM materials portfolio.
Parts printed with PA 12S.

“Our decision to incorporate PA 11, PA 12S, and PA-CF materials into our portfolio reflects our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our customers and empowering them to explore new possibilities and unlock the full potential of industrial 3D printing,” said Pieter Vos, Marketing and Product Director of Materialise. “We constantly evaluate emerging materials and technologies. The new HP PA 12S is a strong addition, and we are proud to be an early adopter.”

By expanding its manufacturing service offerings with PA 11, PA 12S, and PA-CF materials, Materialise continues to drive innovation and accessibility of industrial 3D printing – supporting businesses in realizing their applications and accelerating the adoption of AM for serial production and prototyping across various industries. The new materials offer a wide range of benefits, including exceptional mechanical properties, durability, and versatility.

Materialise introduces Polyamide 12S (PA 12S), Polyamide 11 (PA 11), and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide (PA-CF) to AM materials portfolio.
Parts printed with PA 11.

PA 11 for medical care

One of the key advantages of incorporating PA 11 for HP Multi Jet Fusion is the ability to address the growing demand for AM in the medical technology sector. It offers unique properties that make it well-suited for various medical technology applications with 3D printing. Its biocompatibility, durability, and flexibility enable the production of orthotics, prosthetics, and machinery components with exceptional performance and reliability.

Materialise introduces Polyamide 12S (PA 12S), Polyamide 11 (PA 11), and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide (PA-CF) to AM materials portfolio.
Part printed with PA-CF.

PA 12S for volume prototyping

Materialise Manufacturing is among the first adopters of Polyamide 12S for HP Multi Jet Fusion. The material presents itself as a strong option for volume prototyping and parts requiring good surface quality with minimal post-processing. Its high level of detail and dimensional accuracy make it suitable for various applications in consumer goods, industrial settings, and volume prototyping projects.

PA-CF for strong, lightweight parts

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyamide (PA-CF) for fused deposition modeling brings a notable advancement in lightweight, high-strength components. Consisting of a thermoplastic filament reinforced with 35% chopped carbon fiber by weight, PA-CF offers exceptional flexural strength – leading to an impressive stiffness-to-weight ratio. This unique combination makes it a favorable alternative to heavier metal components in industries such as industrial machinery, aerospace, and automotive – particularly for tooling, prototyping, and end-use part applications.

The launch of all three materials is scheduled in the coming weeks.

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