Evonik launches new polymer powder for 3D applications

Demonstration part made from the new polymer powder of Evonik’s Polyamide 6 series. The high performance material has been specially developed for applications in the higher temperature range.

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.