Essentium and Braskem enter sustainable supplies partnership

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Essentium, Inc., a worldwide chief in industrial additive manufacturing, has partnered with Braskem, one of many largest polyolefins producers within the Americas and a market chief and pioneer producer of biopolymers on an industrial scale, to supply producers a totally built-in AM machine and supplies resolution. Combining Essentium’s Excessive-Pace Extrusion (HSETM) 280i HT 3D printer with Braskem’s polyolefin supplies is meant to unlock inexpensive, sustainable, and fast quantity manufacturing of 3D printed thermoplastic elements.

Braskem gives a singular line of recycled supplies particularly formulated for additive manufacturing options. Sourced primarily from recycled bottle caps, their recycled filaments are available each unfilled and carbon fiber-filled variations. The FL605R-CF carbon fiber-filled formulation makes use of each recycled bottle caps in addition to 100% recycled carbon fiber for extra power and sturdiness. These environmentally pleasant filaments provide differentiated materials properties reminiscent of low density, in addition to water, chemical, and influence resistance – making them a pretty materials for a lot of 3D printing purposes throughout industries.

Collectively Braskem and Essentium will be capable of additional unlock the probabilities of those supplies by leveraging the superior performance of the Essentium HSE 280i, the primary really unbiased twin extrusion system (IDEX) offering an open platform with precision management over printing situations and excessive printing speeds – enabling the fast manufacturing of elements with repeatable outcomes.

Essentium and Braskem combine Essentium's High Speed Extrusion (HSETM) 280i HT 3D printer with Braskem's polyolefin materials.
Essentium’s HSE 280i HT

“Our partnership with Essentium is a large win for producers worldwide. The truth that Essentium gives a high-speed, open platform implies that producers can now profit from sustainable and accountable materials choices which are additionally extraordinarily inexpensive. Along with Essentium, we’re democratizing 3D printing and offering a aggressive choice to extra industries,” mentioned Jason Vagnozzi, International Industrial Director of Additive Manufacturing at Braksem.

“With Braskem, we’ve a real associate who shares our dedication to growing sustainable options to speed up industrial-scale additive manufacturing. Polyolefins are perfect for AM attributable to their recyclability, influence power, chemical resistance, and sturdiness. This makes them an excellent alternative for automotive, aerospace, biomedical, and packaging purposes. Our partnership with Braskem will empower producers with built-in options as AM strikes in the direction of prime time of their industries,” mentioned Blake Teipel, CEO of Essentium.