Following the introduction of t-glase by taulman3D last week, the renowned US 3D printing material developer has more big news, and it is coming via their new collaborative partner — VisiPak, a division of Sinclair & Rush, Inc. This is huge, as taulman3D is working with a world leader in clear plastics and it signifies the entry of a major plastics company into the 3D printing materials business.
It turns out that the two companies collaborated closely on the development of the t-glase material line for 3D printing, utilising extensive extruding capabilities and superior engineering, material testing and production expertise to develop this unique material solution for the 3D printing market.
According to Jeff Barket, Director of Sales & Marketing for VisiPak and the Sinclair & Rush Companies: “3D printing is an exciting market with amazing potential that is already being realized. VisiPak is honored to be a part of the new frontiers this market has to offer.”
The low-temperature, high strength t-glase industrial 3D printing material is to be made in the USA and distributed worldwide.
Going forward, it will be very interesting indeed to see how this impacts market forces and dynamics — the cost of consumables has been an issue for entry level, maker/consumer 3D printers for some time, although greater competition has had an effect already. And how will the proprietary 3D printer / materials developers react?