November 19, 2021
Essentium reports next-generation AM solutions that enable throughput, performance and enhanced 3D printed part production, the company reports. These solutions feature innovations across machines, materials and software to enable distributed and sustainable manufacturing at scale.
Essentium introduces Essentium PPS-CF, a 15% carbon fiber reinforced polyphenylene sulfide filament (PPS) made with LUVOCOM 3F resin from LEHVOSS Group. PPS is a semicrystalline, high-performance polymer. This material offers strength, stiffness, temperature, chemical and wear resistance.
Essentium PPS-CF is the primary tooling material for injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming and expanded polystyrene foam molding. Manufacturers can replace many CNC aluminum soft tools with PPS-CF as it acts as a light-duty metal replacement, particularly where corrosion and chemical resistance are required, according to the company.
Essentium is also launching a 5kg spool. Designed to eliminate bottlenecks in industrial-scale AM, the spool allows users to continuously print for large parts and tools, minimizing the number of spool swaps required and wasted filament.
Essentium is also launching a mobile app to help additive manufacturers remotely monitor 3D printed part production. The Essentium Mobile App connects to an internal camera offered in the Essentium HSE 240 HT Dual Extruder 3D Printer, allowing real-time monitoring of 3D prints. Monitoring remotely throughout the digital thread means manufacturers can evaluate machine and part performance more efficiently and minimize time to printed parts.
“Essentium is further expanding our ecosystem offerings to meet this need and deliver tangible value to customers across aerospace, automotive, and energy and alternatives industries, who are defining what's possible through distributed and sustainable manufacturing,” says Blake Teipel, Ph.D., CEO of Essentium.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.