Covestro adds 3D printing filaments to Stratasys FDM® material ecosystem
- Performance materials verified and optimized for one of the most reliable FDM printer platforms
- Expanded collaboration of two global players with a comprehensive 3D printing offer
Covestro, a leading materials company, is extending their collaboration with printer manufacturer Stratasys by adding new validated filaments to the material ecosystem for FDM technology, starting with the Addigy® PA6/66-GF20 FR LS filament.
FDM is the third 3D printing technology on which both companies are collaborating, as Covestro Somos® resins are already available on the Stratasys Neo printers for stereolithography and the Origin One P3™ material ecosystem, providing production-ready "material+printer" solutions that meet manufacturing requirements.
Addigy® PA6/66-GF20 FR LS filament is the first Covestro filament in Stratasys’ new FDM open material ecosystem announced at Formnext trade fair last November. The flame-resistant Low Smoke filament is one of few commercial filaments that meet norms EN 45545-2, NFPA 130 (ASTM E162, ASTM E662), SMP 800-C and FAR 25.853. Its certifications for flame, smoke and toxicity (FST) make it suitable for railway and other transportation applications.
As 3D printing moves to the factory floor, manufacturing customers need access to functional materials that bring the right properties to their applications and meet specifications. Open ecosystems bring material and printer companies together to optimize the printing process and bring manufacturers ease of mind as they accelerate the use of additive manufacturing in their production. They also provide dual materials sourcing for mitigating risk.
"Manufacturers have already been benefitting from our collaboration with Stratasys on the Neo and Origin P3™ platforms," says Hugo da Silva, Vice President Additive Manufacturing at Covestro. "By adding Covestro filaments to the Stratasys FDM material ecosystem, they gain access to material innovation to address many more applications."
Covestro validated materials for Stratasys printing technologies will be showcased at Rapid+TCT, from 17-19 May, Huntington Place in Detroit: Covestro booth #2301 and Stratasys booth #2601.
Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and the quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are also used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.
The company is committed to becoming fully circular and is striving to become climate neutral by 2035 (scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of EUR 15.9 billion in fiscal 2021. At the end of 2021, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 17,900 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).
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