SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, has announced at NPE 2018, the third expansion of its additive manufacturing materials offering within 12 months. Specifically, SABIC is launching three new filaments for fused deposition modeling: ULTEM™ AM1010F filament for general high-temperature applications, including tooling; and ULTEM™ AMHU1010F and LEXAN™ AMHC620F filaments for healthcare applications. The company is also applying its broad expertise in materials, processing and design optimization to enhance additive manufacturing technologies.
The first new filament, ULTEM AM1010F, provides high-heat resistance and high mechanical strength. It can be used in applications such as short-cycle injection molding tools, carbon-fiber layup tools, and automotive components.
The new ULTEM AMHU1010F and LEXAN AMHC620F filaments offer traceability. The policy provides pre-assessment of resin biocompatibility according to ISO 10993 or USP Class VI standards, and FDA Drug or Device Master File listings.
SABIC has extensive experience in providing solutions for a range of healthcare market segments, including single-use devices, portable medical equipment and surgical instruments and trays.