Evonik is driving forward its commitment in the attractive 3D printing market. The specialty chemicals company has developed a new polymer powder for applications in higher temperature range as part of its polyamide 6 series.
The product further expands Evonik’s portfolio of high-performance materials for powder-based 3D printing technologies.
Evonik’s new polyamide powder features high mechanical strength as well as excellent chemical and temperature resistance. Its heat deflection temperature (HDT B) is around 195 °C. Moreover, the powder material stands out for its low water absorption – below 3% —, which has a positive effect on processability in 3D printing and the dimensional stability of printed 3D components.
The new polymer powder in Evonik’s polyamide 6 series with its nearly round grain shape stands out for excellent flowability and application properties, making it suitable for all powder-based 3D printing technologies. A proprietary procedure of Evonik is employed to produce the high-temperature material at the company’s Marl site.