German 3D printing company EOS has launched three new 3D printing materials suitable for industrial applications. All three products, to be released through EOS Group’s subsidiary ALM, fall into the high-performance polymer category and will be available for purchase as of March 2018.
The new 3D printing materials developed by EOS include ALM HP 11-30, ALM FR-106, and ALM PA 640-GSL.
The first, ALM HP 11-30, is a carbon fiber-reinforced polyamide 11 material notable for its high strength, impact resistance, and good elongation at break properties (considering it is fiber-reinforced). EOS claims the new high-performance material is capable of producing parts with balanced mechanical properties “in all three dimensions.” In terms of applications, ALM HP 11-30 is well suited for 3D printing tough parts with mechanical wear resistance, such as automotive or motorsport components.
The next new material is ALM FR-106, a polyamide 11 material with flame-retardant properties, the latest in EOS’ collection of flame-retardant 3D printing materials. In addition to its fireproof qualitities, the powder-based material also boasts high toughness and strength. The combination of these qualities, as well as the fact that ALM FR-106 meets certain aviation standards, makes the material highly suited for aerospace applications.
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