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DSM introduces new glass-filled PP for 3D printing
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:14.Aug.2020

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has announced a new glass-filled polypropylene (PP) pellet material which has been developed especially for 3D printing, enabling easy and consistent production of structural and demanding applications using fused granulate fabrication technology.

 

Automotive, industrial or infrastructure manufacturers looking to adopt additive manufacturing technology for low volume or decentralized production - where the elimination of tools helps decrease cost - desire to use the same material they are familiar with from traditional manufacturing.


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Sewage manholes, possible application for DSM’s new Arnilene AM6001 GF (G) for FGF printing.


To meet this growing need, DSM is introducing a glass-filled PP for fused granulate fabrication (FGF), suitable for additive manufacturing. Arnilene AM6001 GF (G) - the (G) stands for granulates - stems from the same base material used in high volume production and is optimized for FGF 3D printing.

 

By combining materials knowhow, expertise in modeling and simulation, design for additive (vs traditional manufacturing) and printing expertise, DSM secured all of the desirable mechanical, thermal and chemical performance of glass filled PP.

 

The new Arnilene AM6001 GF (G) is suited for direct printing of structural, lightweight applications for automotive, infrastructure and water management, as well as tooling.

 

DSM Additive Manufacturing experts worked with equipment partners to validate the material on closed and open chamber build printers to optimize the material for FGF printing. The material’s low carbon footprint, due to reduced energy consumption, and its low Life Cycle Assessment, inherent to the PP’s chemistry, make it a sustainable solution.

 

Geoff Gardner, Innovations director Additive Manufacturing at DSM, commented: “Developed by our experts, Arnilene AM6001 GF (G) offers industrial customers an industry standard material with robust mechanical, thermal and chemical performance in an additive manufacturing format.”

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