Ultimaker Debuts Material Print Profiles
Company also shared the first results of the open Ultimaker Material Alliance Program for the further development of professional desktop 3D printing.
November 13, 2018
Ultimaker made available the first material print profiles from material companies in Ultimaker Cura 3.6. The company debuted the print profiles during Formnext where it launched Ultimaker Cura 3.6 and shared first results of the open Ultimaker Material Alliance Program for the further development of professional desktop 3D printing.
The latest version of the free print preparation software, Ultimaker Cura 3.6, offers a Marketplace where users can easily install print profiles that ensure 3D print results. These material profiles are fully optimized for Ultimaker 3D printers, with no need to manually input parameters before printing. Recent hardware launches from Ultimaker, such as the Ultimaker S5, combined with the new CC Red 0.6 print core, allow users to print with composite and abrasive materials.
New material print profiles in Ultimaker Cura 3.6
BASF: PP GF30 is applicable for parts used in environments that require chemical resistance, such as piping applications or automotive applications under the hood. PET CF is an easy-to-process carbon fiber reinforced material, suitable for lightweight, strong and stiff parts that require an impact resistance, such as drones.
Clariant: Flame-retardant PA6/66 using Exolit and Flame retardant PA6/66 with 20% glass fibers using Exolit can be used to produce parts such as switchgears, electrical enclosures, electronics and automotive components that require flame retardancy and good mechanical properties. PET-G is a chemical-resistant polyester with improved heat resistance that 3D prints effectively.
DSM: Novamid ID1030 CF10, PA6/66 reinforced with carbon fibers is built to create stronger, tougher and stiffer printed parts, the company reports. Arnitel ID2060 HT, a high-performance TPC, combines sustained high temperature use with chemical resistance. Arnitel ID2045, a flexible TPC, is suitable for many applications, from footwear mid-soles to electronics.
DuPont: Zytel 3D1000FL, an unreinforced polyamide with ultralow shrinkage and Hytrel 3D41000FL, a polyester elastomer with shore D60 hardness showing similar properties in x, y and z directions, are suitable for industrial, automotive and consumer product applications.
Owens Corning: Glass-fiber reinforced Polypropylene (XSTRAND GF-30 PP) and Polyamide 6 (XSTRAND GF-30 PA6) work with any application that require high-strength and durable parts that need to operate in an extreme temperature environment, either outdoor or indoor.
“Professionals that are looking for composite, flame retardant, ESD or transparent materials can now choose the right print profiles from an evolving marketplace of materials and benefit from a complete solution where hardware, software and materials are fully aligned,” says Paul Heiden, senior vice president product management at Ultimaker. “This integration is what enables reliable print results and this is what will help to unlock new 3D print applications.”
Ultimaker Cura 3.6 is now available for download. The Ultimaker CC Red 0.6 print core is now available for sale. Material profiles for BASF, Clariant, DSM, DuPont and Owens Corning can be downloaded via the Marketplace in Ultimaker Cura 3.6.
Soon, Ultimaker reports that material profiles from other leading companies such as Arkema, colorFabb, ElogioAM, Eastman, Henkel, igus, Matterhackers, Polymaker and more, will be added to the Marketplace in Ultimaker Cura 3.6.
Sources: Press materials received from the company.
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