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DSM develops new PP powder material for additive manufacturing
Source:Adsale Plastics Network    Editor:JK    Date:08.Sep.2020

Royal DSM has announced the release of Arnilene AM6002 (P), an expansion of the company’s powder portfolio for additive manufacturing. The polypropylene material is ideal for 3D printing a wide range of applications across multiple industries.

 

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.


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SLS 3D printed conveyer belt sprocket using DSM’s new Arnilene AM6002 (P).


And with polypropylene being used extensively in the automotive sector, DSM’s Arnilene AM6002 (P) is a good 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.

 

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 mechanical, chemical and thermal properties 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: “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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