DSM adds 3D-printing grades to Digimat

Image: Simulation of Novamid® ID1030 on Digimat-AM

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced the addition of four additive manufacturing (AM) grades into Digimat-AM, an e-Xstream solution recognized by JEC Innovation 2017, JEC innovation Asia 2018 and a finalist of the ACE Award for Composite Excellence at CAMX 2018.

Novamid® ID 1030, a high-quality polyamide 6/polyamide 66, whose unique properties enable parts with a good balance between stiffness, modulus and impact properties. Novamid® ID1030 is easy to print and parts exhibit excellent interlayer strength and high surface quality.

Novamid ID 1030 -CF10, a 10% Carbon fiber reinforced PA6/66 filament designed for printing functional prototyping and industrial parts. Its excellent mechanical properties and smooth surface appearance make it ideal for a very broad range of applications that require robust mechanical performance at elevated temperatures (HDT up to 180°C) or light weight applications in various markets

Novamid ID 1070, a premium PA6 with very good mechanical performance due to unique co-polymer technology. This technology offers high stiffness due to high crystallinity and very high interlayer strength for demanding robust parts in PA6.

Arnite® ID 3040, a high-performance engineering plastics, that combines high strength and impact resistance with excellent processing characteristics. With a melting point a 255°C, Arnite ID 3040 is well suited for a broad range of automotive, electrical & electronic consumer goods applications.

The combination of DSM’s high-performance AM grades with e-Xstream’s accurate printing process simulation solution will allow manufacturers and end-users to identify manufacturing issues before printing their material using DSM 3D printing thermoplastic grades.