Sep 25, 2018 | By Thomas

3D printing company Ultimaker today reveals two optimized industrial materials for the Ultimaker S5 at the TCT Show in Birmingham. The company also introduces a new print core CC Red 0.6 that allows reliable 3D printing on the Ultimaker S5 with composite materials.

Earlier this year, Ultimaker introduced its latest model Ultimaker S5 3D printer, and announced a strategic alliance with materials companies. The collaborating companies will make use of Ultimaker’s software and material knowledge in order to generate and maintain material profiles. Customers will then be able to reliably use the materials on Ultimaker 3D printers, with settings automatically generated based on these profiles.

Royal DSM, a global science-based company focusing on nutrition, health and sustainable Living, and Owens Corning, a developer and manufacturer of insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites are two alliance members that have been working closely with Ultimaker. Today at the TCT Show they’re announcing material properties for DSM Novamid and Owens Corning XSTRAND filaments.

DSM: Novamid ID1030 CF10

Royal DSM launched its new carbon fiber filled gradePA6/66 filament Novamid ID1030 CF10 for 3D printing. Despite the low carbon fiber loading of 10%, much lower than othercarbon filled materials, the Novamid ID1030 CF10 product is said to enable industrial parts boasting properties close to what is expected with injection moulded components, while matching the easy and fast printing of unreinforced plastics.

Hugo da Silva, Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at DSM: “Together with Ultimaker, we can contribute to offer a simple hassle-free solution, as their software and the Ultimaker S5 are fully aligned with our materials to create unlimited high-demanding parts.”

Owens Corning XSTRAND filament

Owens Corning has created its own high-end 3D printing material XSTRAND. Designed for functional prototyping and industrial applications, this specific material has strong mechanical and thermal properties enabled by glass-fiber reinforcement. The material is very durable, with stiff mechanical properties, a very low thermal expansion coefficient, and a high working temperature. "With XSTRAND, prototyping and the creation of production tools becomes much easier, more accurate, affordable and accessible at the same time,” said Dr. Chris Skinner, Vice-President, Composites Strategic Marketing at Owens Corning.

Jos Burger, CEO at Ultimaker: “I am extremely proud to see that our global material alliance with leading material companies such as DSM and Owens Corning so quickly opened up the possibility to use very sophisticated engineering plastics on the Ultimaker S5. We were recently listed as an IDC Innovator for creating important breakthroughs that address and solve some of the challenges that end users in a number of industries have identified with. This alliance will continue to give more professionals access to high-end materials for all kinds of use cases and industries and will give each Ultimaker S5 in the field an extra upgrade.”

Ultimaker print core CC Red 0.6

To enable hassle-free printing of composite materials, Ultimaker also introduces the new print core CC Red 0.6. The print core features a 0.6 mm diameter nozzle with a specially customized geometry and a wear-resistant ruby cone to ensure reliable 3D printing with composite materials.

The new print core CC Red 0.6 will be available in November 2018. Industrial material profiles will become available in Ultimaker Cura around the same time frame.



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