Roboze, an Italian 3D printing company specializing in FFF solutions, has teamed up with SABIC, a global manufacturer in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Roboze’s printer platform now offers a new a new polycarbonate filament for FFF made by SABIC.
Launched at the formnext 3D printing expo in Frankfurt last November, it is a unique polycarbonate copolymer characterized by high impact resistance and ductility at low temperatures (up to -30° C). It was developed for demanding applications in industries such as aerospace, consumer, and automotive.
In contrast to standard polycarbonates this new material can deliver up to four times better notched Izod impact at room temperature, and up to three times higher at -30°C, depending on printing orientation.
Keith Cox, senior business leader in Additive Manufacturing at SABIC, said, “We are pleased to have Roboze offer LEXAN EXL AMHI240F filament on their printer platform. Our vision of helping the additive manufacturing industry to expand the use of engineering materials in end use applications aligns well with the capability of Roboze to deliver high quality printers for use in industrial environments.”
From mid-2018 Roboze, a producer in 3D printers dedicated to high temperature and high performance polymers, will add the SABIC LEXAN™ EXL AMHI240F filament to its offering. This addition will increase the versatility of its materials dedicated to metal replacement like PEEK and Carbon PEEK.
A fruitful collaboration
Samples of parts printed by Roboze with the EXL AMHI240F filament are on display at this week’s Rapid + TCT show at Roboze’s Stand 2539.
Founder and CEO of Roboze Alessio Lorusso said of this new cooperation: “The new SABIC polycarbonate filament is extraordinary! The results of the first tests have given us enormous satisfaction, and will allow us to further expand the range of high performance materials of our machines. We are looking forward to working together with such an innovative company as SABIC.”
This comes only weeks after Roboze unveiled its new headquarters earlier this month as part of a plan to quadriple its production capacity.
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Featured image shows an EXL Filament ductility test. Image via Roboze