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Farsoon and Evonik strengthen cooperation on new TPC elastomer material

Specialty chemicals company Evonik and industrial 3D printer manufacturer Farsoon are collaborating again to bring INFINAM TPC (thermoplastic copolyester) to market-a new, ready-to-use elastomer powder material.

Process testing of the INFINAM TPC material was conducted at the Farsoon Americas Demo Center in Austin, Texas. Both companies contributed their expertise to ensure that the material was thoroughly tested and tuned to produce repeatable reference parts with optimal mechanical properties.

“We see both strength and flexibility in this new TPC material,” says Ray Jones, Applications and Technical Pre-sale of Farsoon Americas. “It is of excellent elasticity and is easy to process with Farsoon’s powderbed fusion technology. Post-processing is efficient as well, from breakout and media blasting to sieving.”

INFINAM TPC is the first highly flexible thermoplastic co-polyester powder on the market and offers excellent material properties for a wide range of applications in automotive, sporting goods and medical industries.

“We are very happy to work with the material experts at Evonik on their new TPC material. With Farsoon’s open systems, we along with Evonik are able to produce parts with excellent elastic properties, enabling us to provide our customers with an even greater choice when it comes to material selection.” Says Don Xu, Managing Director of Farsoon America.

“We believe in open source platforms as a market growth booster to unbound 3D printing at scale. Furthermore, an open technology approach also meets our material development focus on ready-to-use high-performance materials for main 3D printing technologies”, says Dr. Arnim Kraatz, Director of Powder Bed Fusion at Evonik. “Having successfully qualified our PA613 powders on Farsoon’s machines two years ago, we are now jointly entering the market for elastomer-based 3D applications. This will open up new opportunities for users to push boundaries of 3D printing by being able to manufacture tough parts with reliable and easy processing.”

Evonik and Farsoon are offering INFINAM TPC sample prints to existing customers and a free 20-kg test kit to anyone interested. One month after the launch, this offer will be available to the public.

Find out more about Farsoon at farsoon.com.

For more information about Evonik, please visit corporate.evonik.com.

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