Jun 28, 2016 | By Tess
The 2016 edition of AM Show Europe in Amsterdam has launched today, where guests and exhibitors are sure to see the latest and greatest of 3D printing technologies. Among the exciting unveilings of the exhibition, which lasts until June 30th, is ColorFabb’s newest metal filament, steelFill.
The Dutch 3D printing filament company, which launched its first metal filament in 2014 with bronzeFill and has since expanded its collection with brassFill, noticed that their series of metal filaments was lacking in variety. To remedy this, ColorFabb has developed steelFill, which has been designed for optimal performances on the Ultimaker 2, Makerbot Replicator 2, and others.
The product, which will be launching at AM Show Europe in Amsterdam, will be available to consumers through ColorFabb’s webshop this summer, as well as through their distributors and resellers. According to the company, their range of metal filaments possess the highest loads of metal particles compared to competing filament products.
In addition to their newest steelFill filament, ColorFabb has a host of exciting projects that will be showcased at Amsterdam’s RAI center over the next couple days. These include simultaneous printing on five 3D printers, including the Stacker S4 printer, which will reportedly be released later this summer and boasts a large build volume and can print four parts at the same time.
If you stop by ColorFabb’s stand, located in Hall 4 of the exhibition center, you’ll also be sure to see some pretty impressive prints. Among them is a massive Saturn V Rocket 3D printed from ColorFabb’s nGen filament. Korneel Bullens, a user of ColorFabb’s filament and one of the Netherlands most productive 3D Hubs suggested the ambitious 3D printing project for the occasion of AM Show Europe in Amsterdam.
He explains, “When nGen was launched and news reached us of the Additive Manufacturing Europe show which was to be held in the home country of colorFabb, it was clear something big had to be done.. and what better way to celebrate a launch then to print the object where many had failed.. A Saturn V rocket with launch platform and gantry…nGen was the material of choice because of its flexibility, durability, ease of printing and lack of warping. Since this build consists of both huge parts as well as very small parts, a material that could cope with all these different materials was found in nGen.”
The impressive rocket ship took over 3500 hours to print and build, a feat which was done by four Ultimaker 2+ printers. ColorFabb will also be showcasing some more of its recent materials, such as colorFabb_XT and colorFabb_HT, which feature high heat resistance (up to 100 degrees Celsius) and are prime materials for advanced 3D printing projects. As a final bonus to their varied exhibition showcase, colorFabb will be offering clients a 10% discount on all of their filament spools, which can be redeemed with the discount code: AMSHOW2016.
If you happen to be in the Amsterdam area over the next couple days, be sure to check out AM Show Europe, and while you’re at it, check out ColorFabb’s extensive presentation.
Posted in 3D Printing Materials
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