Trinseo’s Consumer Essential Markets (CEM) business unit has partnered with German company Advanc3D Materials, a materials supplier for additive manufacturing, to produce filament made of the former’s ABS resins. The Trinseo products that are now available in filament form from Advanc3D Materials are Magnum 8391 MED ABS resins, Magnum 3453 ABS resins, Magnum 3904 ABS resins, and Emerge 7700 ABS/PC Advanced Resins.
|More styrenics material options for 3D printing available through Trinseo/Advanc3D Materials tie-up.|
These specialty resin grades not only have the elastomeric properties required for additive manufacturing but also include – depending on the grades -- biocompatibility testing, FDA food contact compliance, ignition resistance and matte and glossy finishes. Trinseo resins are currently used by customers in the CEM industries of Medical, Lighting, Electrical and Consumer Electronics sectors.
”Both CEM and Advanc3D Materials have been interested in providing filament under brands that are known and trusted,” said Philippe Belot, business director of Trinseo CEM. “By offering filament through Advan3D Materials, CEM is making it easier for our existing and new customers to access our brands which are trusted by the marketplace and approved for application use. Customers can use 3D printing with the same grades approved for injection molding, thus enabling fast prototyping, production of complex parts, and highly customized small production runs in an effective way.”
Spools of material are available in 1.75 mm and 2.85 mm diameters, to accommodate the two 3D fused filament fabrication (FFF) printer options offered by Advan3D Materials, which represents the Spanish 3D printer supplier BCN3D Sigma. Advan3D Materials also offers 3D printing materials from Arkema (polyamide 11 and 12, polyurethane, polystyrene).