Verbatim unveils Black PRIMALLOY 3D printing filament with enhanced flexibility for expanded applications

  Posted on September 11, 2017

Verbatim today announced the launch of PRIMALLOY® BLACK, a high performance filament for material extrusion to enable designers to create 3D functioning objects where flexibility and durability are the key components. Applications for PRIMALLOY will come from the automotive, home and industrial sectors and will include items such as door latches, electrical connector boots, hand grips, seals, gaskets, plugs, robot parts and protective applications.

PRIMALLOY is a thermoplastic ester elastomer (TPEE) that delivers improved flexibility and rubber elasticity compared to standard TPE materials. In particular, it provides high-performance characteristics in terms of mechanical strength and resistance to oil, base, solvents, chemicals, flex fatigue and heat, in addition to offering excellent low temperature properties and a high level of hardness stability across a wide temperature range, making PRIMALLOY particular suited for outdoor applications.


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High performance, fast dissolving, water soluble support material for reliable 3D printing of complex objects

  Posted on June 6, 2017

Verbatim, part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, has launched a high performance water soluble support material, Butenediol Vinyl Alcohol Co-polymer (BVOH), for quick and successful printing of complex objects with overhangs using dual extrusion 3D printers.

Verbatim’s BVOH is an easy to print material with reliable extrusion properties and a quick dissolve time, much faster than current PVA / PVOH materials in the market, allowing designers to realize their 3D models far quicker than before.


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Verbatim unveils Polypropylene 3D printing filament offering high levels of heat and chemical resistance

  Posted on March 29, 2017

Verbatim, which is part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, announces its latest 3D material – Polypropylene (PP) – offering high levels of chemical, heat and fatigue resistance and good hinge properties.

Manufactured in Japan, Verbatim’s new PP filament will give users opportunities to make 3D printed prototypes and products for the automotive, pharmaceutical and toy industries, and particularly where the objects are exposed to chemically affected environments. When extruded, the Verbatim PP material provides good mechanical properties of stiffness and tensile strength and delivers a smooth surface finish.


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3D printing filaments: your material choices at a glance

  Posted on September 28, 2016

3D printing, where you turn a computer-based model into a physical object by ‘printing’ it layer by layer, is becoming increasingly popular, for product designers, design engineers, manufacturers, hobbyists and more.
 
3D printing enables us to create complex shapes and structures that traditional machines typically struggle with. It allows us to combine raw materials in new ways, and because there’s no need for large upfront tooling investment, it can make one-off and small-scale production runs commercially viable. Add to this its green credentials – there’s less waste than with traditional manufacturing – and it’s clear why there’s so much buzz around 3D printing.

One area where it’s attracting particular interest is with design engineers, for whom the possibility of cheap and rapid prototyping is now a reality. 3D-printed prototyping has the power to transform and accelerate their working processes, better understand their designs and produce superior end products. Previously, the investment needed to set up and tune manufacturing machinery would have made this type of frequent prototyping prohibitively expensive for many.


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Verbatim unveils new 3D printing materials at TCT Show offering improved print quality

  Posted on September 26, 2016

Verbatim, which is part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, announces two new filament materials – PET and high performance PLA – for use with widely available fused fabrication filament (FFF) 3D printers and offering improved versatility, transparency and print quality. Manufactured in Japan, the highly advanced materials will expand the company’s range of 3D printing options available to product designers, design engineers, manufacturers, hobbyists and more.  

The new PET and high performance PLA filaments will be demonstrated in public for the first time on the Verbatim’s stand (Stand H12) at the TCT Show in Birmingham NEC, UK, held between 28-29 September. The new filaments complement the company’s existing portfolio of top grade ABS, PLA and ultra flexible PRIMALLOY™ (TPE) filaments. Also on display will be two other filaments that are soon to be launched: BVOH, a water-soluble support material; and PP (Polypropylene), a commonly used tough and flexible plastic.


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