Roboze, an Italian 3D printing company specializing in FFF solutions, has partnered with SABIC, a global diversified chemical manufacturer headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Roboze’s printer platform now features a new polycarbonate filament for SABIC’s FFF.
It was presented at the formnext 3D printing exhibition in Frankfurt last November and is a unique polycarbonate copolymer, which is characterized by high impact resistance and ductility at low temperatures (down to -30 ° C). It is designed for demanding applications in industries such as aerospace, consumer, and automotive.
High performance polycarbonate
In contrast to standard polycarbonates, this new material can achieve up to four times better notched Izod impact at room temperature and up to three times higher impact at -30 ° C, depending on the orientation of the print.
Keith Cox, Senior Business Leader for Additive Manufacturing at SABIC, said, “We are pleased that Roboze is offering LEXAN EXL AMHI240F filament on its printer platform. Our vision of helping the additive manufacturing industry expand the use of engineering materials in end-use applications fits well with Roboze’s ability to deliver high quality printers for use in industrial environments. “
The new EXL filament. Image via Roboze
From mid-2018, Roboze, manufacturer of 3D printers for high-temperature and high-performance polymers, will add the filament SABIC LEXAN ™ EXL AMHI240F to its range. This addition increases the versatility of its metal replacement materials such as PEEK and carbon PEEK.
A fruitful collaboration
At this week’s Rapid + TCT show at Roboze booth 2539, samples of parts printed by Roboze using EXL AMHI240F filament can be seen.
The founder and CEO of Roboze Alessio Lorusso said of this new collaboration: “The new SABIC polycarbonate filament is extraordinary! The results of the first tests made us very satisfied and allow us to further expand the range of high-performance materials in our machines. We look forward to working with a company as innovative as SABIC. “
The Roboze One 3D printer. Image via Roboze
This comes just weeks after Roboze unveiled its new headquarters earlier this month to quadruple its manufacturing capacity.
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The picture shown shows an EXL filament ductility test. Image via Roboze