US-based Eastman Chemical Company and 3D printing material manufacturer taulman 3D announced their collaboration for the new n-vent filament.
By partnering with taulman 3D and manufacturer of the LulzBot 3D printer series, Aleph Objects, the Fortune 500 company is going to bring its Amphora 3D polymer to a broader audience. The new filament called n-vent features low shrinkage, a higher tensile strength along with heat resistance and is ideal for use in prototyping as well as smaller designs.
“Eastman provides quality materials, and their technical and engineering expertise round out a set of features that is ideal for 3D printing material development,” said Thomas Martzall, founder of taulman 3D. “Because of trends in smaller designs, we’re expecting an increase in multipart designs that need to fit together properly. The reduced shrinkage of this material, along with Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer’s bonding abilities, will ensure multipart designs accomplish the desired goal.”
N-vent filament will be available for purchase in summer 2015 in several colours.