German specialty chemicals
Industries has joined hands with HP
Inc to intensify the development of new plastic powders for 3D
printing. As the first materials manufacturer, the specialty chemicals
company will place a certified product Vestosint 3D
Z2773 on Hewlett Packard's Open Platform Program. Vestosint
12 (PA-12) powders available in different particle sizes used for numerous applications.
“Through the close partnership with HP
and our active participation in the open platform program we anticipate further impetus in the development of new plastic powders for 3D
printing use,” said Dr Matthias Kottenhahn, head of the business line high performance polymers of Evonik.
The new PA-12 powder from the segment of Resource Efficiency Evonik
convinces with superior mechanical properties and is FDA compliant, as the components printed on the basis of Vestosint
can be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food contact. So, the use of additive manufacturing technologies in food production equipment components which require flexibility due to limited quantities or unique, complex designs is conceivable.
has developed and produced special plastic materials, which allow for the industrial production of high-tech components in using 3D
printing technologies for years. Polyamide
12-based powders Vestosint
convince with their high quality and processing capabilities, and the property profile of each powder is perfectly matched to the respective 3D
Additive manufacturing or 3D
printing is a new technology to shape plastic materials. This technology is based on the principle of the layer-wise build-up of a structure by combining powders, fluids, filaments, sheets, or binders to form a part.