Nexa3D Unveils QLS 260 Industrial Laser Sintering Platform

Company also offers Evonik’s thermoplastic copolyester powder, INFINAM TPC 8008 P, for use with Nexa3D’s QLS-Series powder bed fusion printers.

Company also offers Evonik’s thermoplastic copolyester powder, INFINAM TPC 8008 P, for use with Nexa3D’s QLS-Series powder bed fusion printers.

The latest QLS 260 laser sintering platform from Nexa3D. Image courtesy of Business Wire.


Nexa3D announced at Formnext its QLS 260 industrial laser sintering system as well as availability of Evonik’s recently released thermoplastic copolyester powder, INFINAM TPC 8008 P, for use with Nexa3D’s high-throughput QLS-Series powder bed fusion printers.

The QLS 260 add a new on-board nitrogen generator for simplified operation and facility requirements. With ability to complete a production cycle in 22 hours, the QLS 260 enables daily output, a fit for a range of polymer and metal production including manufacturing with Evonik’s INFINAM TPC 8008 P.

Thermoplastic copolyester, often abbreviated as TPC, is a type of polymer material that falls under the category of thermoplastic elastomer. INFINAM TPC 8008 P offers a balance of mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

INFINAM TPC exhibits water resistance, abrasion resistance, and UV stability, made for many industries, including automotive, aerospace and medical. TPC remains easy to post-process using AMT’s PostPro SF series hardware for vapor smoothing, according to Nexa3D. Typical applications include gaskets and seals, orthotics and prosthetics, sporting goods, and footwear components to name a few.

“Elastomer-based 3D printing applications play a crucial role in the additive manufacturing value proposition,” says Arnim Kraatz, director of powder bed fusion at Evonik. “By offering new optimized 3D printing materials like INFINAM TPC, we enable our customers to take advantage of a unique combination of material properties supporting exploration and scaling up of their new applications.”

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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