SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, will introduce at Formnext 2017, in stand 3.1-G78, a unique new fused deposition modeling filament that delivers markedly improved impact resistance compared to currently available filaments. The new product, suitable for potential aerospace, consumer and automotive applications, meets growing global demand for higher performing additive manufacturing consumables.
The new filament will further expand SABIC’s robust portfolio of additive manufacturing materials, which includes six filaments designed for use with Stratasys® Fortus® printers, and a family of reinforced compounds for large format additive manufacturing. These technologies are based on the company’s high-performance polycarbonate (PC), polyetherimide (PEI), acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) and polyphenylene ether (PPE) engineering resins, several of which have been used for additive manufacturing for many years.
In addition, SABIC will showcase its expertise and resources for design, application development, and testing for additive manufacturing.