Customers can now purchase DuPont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers and DuPont Zytel nylon-based filaments for 3D printing in EMEA through German RepRap. Both companies are collaborating to bring advanced process technology and new materials to the market, providing new manufacturing options to various industrial sectors. DuPont Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers and DuPont Zytel nylons offer high quality, reliability and performance in various applications in a wide range of industries.
With Hytrel available in two different hardness levels (Hytrel 3D4000FL with a Shore D of 40 and Hytrel 3D4100 with a Shore D of 60) for 3D printing, customers will be able to make flexible functional parts that combine resiliency, heat and chemical resistance with strength and durability. Mechanical properties of 3D printed parts in all directions using Hytrel grades are comparable to injection molding. With Zytel 3D1000FL, customers will be able to make strong and stiff functional parts. Along with superior strength, parts printed with Zytel product also have high heat deflection temperature, low warpage, low sensitivity to moisture and excellent surface aesthetics.
The expansion of these high-performance materials into the realm of 3D printing enable users to achieve the true benefits of 3D printing (greater design freedom, lightweighting, reduced product development cycles and much more), allowing for rapid prototyping, part production, tooling and customisation.
“With these new high performance 3D filaments open for all printers and the know-how of industrial 3D printing of German RepRap, Fused Filament Fabrication makes a step forward to become a credible manufacturing option for functional components,” said Ernst Poppe, New Business Development Manager EMEA, DuPont.
“We are looking forward to expanding our filament portfolio with the new high-performance materials from DuPont. The tests have shown that the materials can be processed brilliantly on our machines and allow customers to produce functional parts with outstanding technical properties,” said Florian Bautz, Managing Director of German RepRap.
DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) showcased these materials and printed parts at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen (17th to 21st October 2017).