Evonik develops PEBA powder for 3D printing

The new high-performance powder stands out for its high elasticity and strength and is suitable for a variety of powder-based 3D printing technologies.

3D printed parts made from the new PEBA powder show a high degree of flexibility and excellent resistance to chemicals. The powder is also ideally suited for the manufacture of functional 3D high-tech plastic parts – for prototypes as well as series products.

Evonik’s PEBA material is suitable for a variety of powder-based 3D printing technologies such as laser sintering (LS), high speed sintering (HSS) or binder jetting.

The flexible synthetic powder was optimized for use in EOS laser sintering systems as part of an intensive development collaboration between the specialty chemicals company and the leading technology provider for industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. EOS markets the powder material under the name “PrimePart ST”.

The development of the flexible high-performance powder expands Evonik’s existing product portfolio of synthetic materials for 3D printing. Evonik produces the powder materials at its largest global site, the Marl Chemical Park.