Verbatim introduces its PRIMALLOY 3D printer filament at this week’s 3D Print Show in Berlin. The highly advanced material is an addition to the company’s portfolio of 3D printing consumables, complementing its PLA and ABS plastic filaments.
The new PRIMALLOY material is a thermoplastic ester elastomer (TPEE) that delivers improved flexibility and rubber elasticity compared to standard TPEE materials. In particular, it provides high-performance characteristics in terms of mechanical strength and resistance to oil, chemicals, flex fatigue and heat, in addition to offering excellent low temperature properties and a high level of hardness stability across a wide temperature range, all of which make it a highly attractive choice for deployment in 3D printing solutions.
Key application segments for this advanced material include automotive components, such as door latches or electrical connector boots, and in a myriad of devices in home or industrial settings such as toothbrushes, goggles or buttons, or hand grips for electrical/consumer devices including power tools or mobile phones.
In addition to PRIMALLOY and its existing top brand filament products, Verbatim’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC), is developing many unique materials that will broaden the Verbatim 3D printer filament range in the future.