ADVANCED ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

3D prints from advanced polymers and composite materials

Services

Advanced materials print

Do you need strong production tools or manufacturing aids? Are you looking for handling fixtures for an automated robots capable withstanding high temperatures and pressure combined with a flexible material? Thus handling the final production with care. Combined or composite materials will do the job.

Templates print

Are you seeking an alternative to CNC jigs and templates? Have them 3D printed and save the time and money for your own production. 

Models and prototypes print

Would you like to present a product model, architectural study or a significant building? Have them 3D printed and save your time and money.

Investment patterns print

Are you struggling to cut costs of investment patterns for metal casting? Eliminate the costly and time consuming tooling process including wax patterns and replace it by a polished 3D printed pattern.

Spare parts print

Are you looking for a scarce expensive spare part or a spare part with a longer service life and specific properties? We will design and manufacture the spare part from a corresponding material according to your needs.

About us

Our  small scale additive manufacturing is performed by professional FFF/FDM devices, with dual extrusion print heads, from a Dutch company Ultimaker. Ultimaker S5 printers are famous by their precision and industrial quality prints popular among professionals accross industry. Starting with designers, architects, health specialists up to artists and model makers. Ultimaker 3D printers are trusted by the world’s leading brands. Ultimaker S5 printers have build volume of 330 x 240 x 300 mm. Larger prints are glue bind or merged via material locks.

Materials

Filaments from Ultimaker provide detailed quality prototypes, strong tools for industrial environment as well as functional parts with a custom specific durability. The growing family of filaments available for Ultimaker printers covers mainly: PLA (polylactic acid), Tough PLA, ABS (acrylonitrile butadien styrene), Nylon, CPE (co-polyester), CPE+, PC (polycarbonate), PP (polypropylene), TPU 95A (thermoplastic polyurethane) and many more from the third party producers, including  special composites with carbon (for a superb strength), wood mass (for an aesthetic purposes) or ESD standard safe materials, thanks to the Ultimaker open filament system. Further information about the main Ultimaker materials and the selected third party filaments are available below         

General materials

PLA je ideální materiál pro tisk dílů a prototypů vynikající kvality povrchů. Je vhodný pro tvorbu kovových odlitků metodou vytavitelného modelu. Vyrábí se z organických a obnovitelných zdrojů.

Ultimaker PLA prints reliably with high dimensional accuracy and a quality surface finish. This makes it an ideal material for a range of applications – from detailed prototypes to simple manufacturing jigs and gauges.

Ultimaker Tough PLA is a technical PLA material with a toughness similar to ABS. It is ideal for printing functional prototypes and tooling at larger sizes – without fear of delamination or warping.

Ultimaker ABS is formulated to minimize warping and ensure consistent interlayer adhesion. ABS material is a great choice for creating functional prototypes and complex end-use parts.

Ultimaker Nylon is a polyamide grade based on PA6/66. It features reduced humidity absorption and a longer shelf life compared to other nylon filaments. Able to withstand significant mechanical stress, nylon material is a great choice for 3D printing tools, functional prototypes, and end-use parts.

Ultimaker CPE material is an ideal choice for 3D printing functional prototypes and mechanical parts. This filament is formulated for chemical resistance, toughness, and reliable dimensional stability. Ultimaker CPE+ material is chemical resistant with high dimensional stability, with the added advantages of increased temperature resistance and higher impact strength compared to regular CPE.

TPU combines the properties of rubber and plastic. It is a partially flexible and chemically resistant material with a very strong cohesion of layers, which is suitable for a wide range of production projects.

Ultimaker PP is a durable, chemical resistant material. It has exceptional fatigue resistance, high levels of toughness, and a low-friction co-efficient. From electrical components to living hinges, PP is the go-to material for prototyping and end-use parts.

Ultimaker PC printed parts are tough, strong, and retain dimensional stability when subjected to temperatures as high as 110 ºC. It is perfect for printing molds, tools, functional prototypes, and parts for short-run manufacturing.

PolyCast™ is a filament designed to produce investment patterns for investment casting applications. 3D printing significantly cuts down both the cost and lead time by eliminating the tooling process.

PolySmooth™ is a unique, easy-to-print filament designed for hands-free post processing. The surface can be smoothed with alcohol to achieve layer free models using the Polysher™.

PolyMax™ PC is an engineered PC filament combining excellent strength, toughness, heat resistance and printing quality. It is the ideal choice for a wide range of engineering applications.

PolyMide CoPA™ na bázi Nylonu 6 a 6,6 přináší výbornou rozměrovou stabilitu. Výborné mechanické vlastnosti v čele s pevností a houževnatostí dělají z PolyMide CoPA skvělou volbu pro tvůrčí projekty náročných konstruktérů. Bonusem je tepelná odolnost až do cca 180 °C.

ASA is a styrene polymer, which is ideal for the production of the first functional samples before series production for functional prototyping, tool production, but also for the production of goods for everyday use, especially for outdoor use. It resists high long-term exposure to heat and UV radiation.

HIPS brings interesting mechanical properties, especially strength, toughness, temperature resistance and impact resistance. It can also be used to print temporary aids, which are then dissolved in Lemonesol. Due to its properties, HIPS is widely used in the packaging and food industry.

PolyWood™ is a wood mimic filament without actual wood powder, which removes all risks of nozzle clogs. PolyWood™ is made entirely with PLA using a special foaming technology. It exhibits the same density and appearance as wood.

Advanced materials

Composite materials

PolyMideTM PA6-CF is a carbon fiber reinforced PA6 (Nylon 6) filament. The carbon fiber reinforcement provides significantly improved stiffness, strength and heat resistance with outstanding layer adhesion. This material is ESD safe.

PolyMide™ PA6-GF is a glass fiber reinforced PA6 (Nylon 6) filament. The material exhibits excellent thermal and mechanical properties without sacrificing the layer adhesion.

Up to 250% stronger than common filaments, XSTRAND® GF30-PP AND GF30-PA6 ensure high performance and wear resistance in the most extreme conditions. Advantages include chemical and UV resistance, thermal stability, superior durability, easy to use, high performance, design flexibility and the ability to test solutions in real world conditions.

Up to 250% stronger than common filaments, XSTRAND® GF30-PP AND GF30-PA6 ensure high performance and wear resistance in the most extreme conditions. Advantages include chemical and UV resistance, thermal stability, superior durability, easy to use, high performance, design flexibility and the ability to test solutions in real world conditions.

PET CF15 is a carbon fiber reinforced PET, usable for a wide range of technical applications. The PET CF15 fiber is very strong and stiff, has high heat resistance and an excellent surface finish.

This material is reinforced with carbon fibers and is ideal for lightweight components that also have to be shockproof. The filament is traditionally used in drone construction or robotics. In addition, PET is extremely waterproof and offers a high quality surface.

Novamid® is a high-quality polyamide, that has been developed as a special product line in order to cope with high demand levels from our Japanese customers. Novamid® ID1030 CF is a copolyamid of PA6/66 reinforced with short carbon fibres.

Key Benefits & Properties

  • Enables properties close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding
  • Durable parts with good mechanical properties due to high inter-layer strength

  • Made from DSM Novamid® copolyamide PA6/66, which is used in automotive and electronics for many years

  • HDT of 184 C at 0.45MPa

 

Carbon fiber reinforced CPE HG100 has been developed to withstand pressure resistance with long life and low wear. It has a similar hardness as vinyl 303 and a pleasant matte finish.

This fiber is made of polyamide 12 reinforced with 15% ground carbon fibers. It is characterized by high strength, high thermal and chemical resistance, excellent processing stability and rheological properties. The material is suitable for the production of constantly stressed parts, such as bearings, gears, reinforcing parts, etc.

Compared to conventional ABS, this 3D printing material offers a balanced ratio of aramid fiber filler to improve print properties. The material is suitable for printing light functional prints with a velvet surface.

This carbon filled material with high cohesiveness of printed layers and higher tensile strength offers better mechanical properties compared to conventional ABS.

PLA HI-GF10 is a very strong and tough PLA material reinforced by 10% of glass fiber. It is ideal for production of manufacturing aids and functional parts that require high strength and toughness. Material includes specific additives to improve the heat stability and resistance to thermo-oxidative degradation and yellowing.

Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) is an organic engineering high performance thermoplastic. PPS CF is 15% carbon reinforced PPS filament with high tensile and flexural strength (175 MPa) and a modulus of elasticity of 13 GPa. Maximum service temperature of PPS CF is 220 °C. PPS has not been found to dissolve in any solvent at temperatures below approximately 200 °C.

JABIL PA 4535 CF is one of the most powerful carbon fiber reinforced copolymers. Typical applications are replacements of aluminum parts, housings, clamps, holders, jigs or production tools. This material has a high content of carbon admixture, which gives printed parts high strength in the Z axis, impact toughness and tear resistance, while guaranteeing ESD safety.

Elastomers

Ultrafuse TPU 80A LF is one of the most flexible filaments on the market.  This is a perfect filament for applications that require toughness and flexibility to the max. No other filament on the market can match the printability of this extremely flexible filament.

3DXSTAT™ ESD-Safe TPC [thermoplastic copolyester] elastomer is an engineering-grade thermoplastic chosen for its balance of excellent flexibility, ease of printing, chemical resistance, and toughness.  3DXSTAT™ ESD-TPC elastomeric filament has been formulated to offer ESD-Safe electrical conductivity with a target surface resistance of 10^7 to 10^9 Ohm.  

 

Semi-Flex Hardness: Shore 95A

Benefits of 3DXSTAT™ ESD-TPC Filament:

  • High elongation (>300%)
  • ESd-Safe:  10^6 - 10^9 Ohm/sq surface resistance
  • Outstanding fatigue resistance
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Retains flexibility even at low temperatures
  • Styrene and BPA Free

Arnitel® ID 2060-HT offers a unique blend of extreme flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength, making it suitable for a high performance applications such as automotive air-fuel management components. This high-performance Thermoplastic Copolyester (TPC) is the first of its kind on the market for applications that need to resist UV or chemicals or withstand long-term, high-temperature of 175 °C (1000 hrs) or 190 °C (500 hrs). 

The printing material is made from 50% biologically based raw material meeting USP (Class IV), ISO 10993-10 standards, as well as the ISO 10993-5 cytotoxicity test. Thanks to its slower crystallization it has an excellent layer cohesion. 

The Kimya PEBA-S 3D filament is a thermoplastic elastomer. Polyether block amide (PEBA), based on PEBAX by Arkema, is very flexible: it has the best elongation % in the range (>550%). It can be used to make shoe soles or other sports equipment as it offers substantial energy return.

Special materials

Novamid® AM 1030 FR (F) is a flame retardant (V0 at 1.6 & 3.2 mm & V2 at 0.85mm), UL Blue Card certified. Novamid® is a high-quality polyamide, that has been developed as a special product line with various applications in different fields and regions, from car to packaging,

PolyMide CoPA ™ based on Nylon 6 and 6.6 brings high dimensional stability. Excellent mechanical properties, combined with strength and toughness, make PolyMide CoPA a great choice for creative projects by demanding designers. The bonus is heat resistance up to about 180 ° C.

Olefin Block Copolymer (OBC)  is a high-performance 3D printing build material. Made from a unique polyethylene-based material. The OBC filament is a breakthrough material that brings polyolefin properties to 3D printing, without the issues commonly associated with printing polypropylene. Its semi-crystalline structure enables excellent z-axis properties in printed parts and outstanding chemical resistance.

DURABIO ™ is a transparent biotechnology material developed by Mitsubishi Chemical. It is a transparent polymer with high transparency similar to PMMA, but with much better impact behavior and improved heat resistance. DURABIO ™ outperforms the known inferior properties of PCs in terms of scratch resistance, hardness and chemical resistance. That's why DURABIO ™ closes the gap between PC and PMMA.

Crystal Flex (styrene-butadiene copolymer) provides formability, toughness while maintaining high transparency. Crystal Flex meets the specifications of the US FDA Food Packaging Code 21 CFR 177.1640 and meets UL 94 HB flammability standards.

Printed parts of polypropylen 721 are very break-resistant, have very good mechanical properties, excellent chemical resistance and a good temperature stability. Due to its low density, it is excellently suited for lightweight construction. The food safety of the PP 721 material opens up additional possibilities.

BOUN is a thermoplastic with a degree of flexibility that gives it mechanical properties similar to polypropylene. This material can be used to produce flexible or fully rigid parts, depending on their geometry. BOUN has great impact resistance.

Facilan™ HT is an amorphous copolyester with a high glass transition temperature. This material was created as a higher substitute for PET, PET-G and other copolymers suitable for contact with food. The combination of high rigidity, strength and gloss gives this material good properties for use in engineering, construction and for end use in consumables.

Facilan™ C8 has a higher tensile strength compared to ABS and a higher impact strength compared to PLA, in combination with very low layer visibility. This material is soft to the touch with a smooth, evenly matte surface. With regard to surface quality and available properties, it is an ideal material for architects, designers or prototype constructers.

This extremely matt biomass-based material is the optimal aesthetic fiber for architects of all levels. The plant fiber filler, which contributes to a matte finish, also makes the layers barely visible without compromising print detail.

Components made of iglidur I180-PF are universally applicable for all types of wear-resistant parts, such as plain bearings, gears and drive nuts, since this material has also been specifically developed for moving applications. The higher wear resistance as well as a higher temperature resistance (100°C long-term) enlarge the field of application, especially for more dynamic applications with higher surface speeds. 

Compatible materials

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