AM service provider Sculpteo has reported the latest offering of high-performance supplies for automotive clients in collaboration with parent firm BASF.
This new variety comprises of Polypropylene, Thermo Plastic Polyurethane (TPU), and Polyamide 6 (PA6) materials. They were created in BASF study and development offices in France and Germany. They are now accessible via the Forward AM brand Sculpteo.
Every material family has been made accessible to assist in the facilitation of a line of manufacturing of additively manufactured pieces in the transport sector. In the PA 6 family, users may exploit the benefit of rigid, flame-retardant attributes, and high-temperature to 3D print under-the-hood pieces, airing grids, headlight coverings and brackets. The powerful and pliable TPU materials may be exploited for pieces like intake dashboard elements, pipes, and personalised flight decks.
The Polypropylene stuff is a more inexpensive cost alternative and may be utilized for connection pieces. Also, Sculpteo is now utilizing BASF’s Ultrafuse 316L metal filament on BigRep devices.
In the Forward AM and In the Sculpteo partnership, Sculpteo is a medium for market significance. Also, Forward AM is accountable for ‘the goal of allowing a huge trade commercialisation’ with merchandise that seems to be much needed. Through its AM services, Sculpteo can access wide range of sectors in which latest AM materials will be tried on the market. This is prior to BASFoffering the materials to market actors with their own 3D printing tools and, they expect, at bigger volumes.
“We are happy to provide our clients with an extended portfolio of materials. These technological materials give industries the freedom of envisioning and developing devices which will revolutionise mobility at a much higher pace,” says Clément Moreau, Sculpteo CEO.
“By working with Sculpteo, Forward AM has an agile, market-oriented partner which allows the company to quickly validate materials and rapidly deploy them among its industrial clients integrating 3D printing,” said the Managing Director of Forward AM, Dr. Dietmar Bender.
Apart from the launching of new supplies, Sculpteo is also extending its floor capacity and machine space in France. The firm has increased its floor capacity from 800m2 to 1,600m2. It is also undertaking the installation of €2 million-worth of AM tools from France, Germany, China, and the United States. BASF purchased Sculpteo last November,