Dutch 3D printing material company ColorFabb is launching another filament made from Eastman’s Amphora AM330 3D polymer.
The copolyester based material called nGen, is a low-oder, styrene-free filament with a wide processing temperature range. Even at lower temperatures nGen shows good flow properties according to ColorFabb: “With the unique combination of a low processing temperature and an elevated temperature resistance, nGen can quickly print creations that are functional, durable, efficient, and attractive.”
One of the material’s unique features is its melt stability. During the process from pellet to filament to 3D printed part, the material’s mechanical properties are hardly affected, thus allow for reproducing the exact same quality parts and reducing failed prints. With its glass temperature of 85°C, nGen has double the heat resistance of PLA.
The nGen filament will be available in 16 different colours and one clear material in both common diameters. It has been extensively tested on a wide range of 3D printers over the past few months, including Lulzbot Mini, Ultimaker Original, Ultimaker 2, Mass Portal Pharaoh ED, Stacker, Makerbot Replicator 2, Deltatower, Prusa i3 Hephestos and Leapfrog HS.
Following table compares nGen with other common 3D printing materials:
Possible applications range from consumer electronics, toys, home appliances, visual and functional prototyping to modelling and character design, lighting and medical prosthetics. The 750 g spool is available for € 35,95 through colorFabb’s webshop.