Published - October 18th, 2018
Ultimaker is unveiling a complete solution for high-performance composites on the Ultimaker S5, following collaborations with Owens Corning, DSM and others. The market leader, in which NPM Capital participates, is the first 3D printer manufacturer in the world to join forces with these leading materials companies to offer clients an even greater variety of materials.
Ultimaker developed optimized Ultimaker S5 printing profiles together with Owens Corning, a world leader in glass-fiber composites. The material’s glass-fiber reinforcement ensures strong prints with good chemical and UV resistance, able to withstand a large operating temperature range. Engineering plastics specialists DSM created a new polyamide for 3D printing parts, loaded with carbon fiber. The high strength of this material makes it optimal for demanding structural automotive applications. Together with Anders Olsson, Ultimaker developed the new abrasion-resistant print core CC Red 0.6 for the Ultimaker S5. This will enable reliable printing with composites.
“Joining forces with these leading material experts will give each Ultimaker S5 in the field an extra upgrade and there will be much more to come,” said Jos Burger, Ultimaker CEO.
Over time, even more profiles and advanced composites and plastics will be available, providing more options for professional applications; from functional prototyping to end-use parts. Ultimaker customers enjoy superior print quality when using the best 3D printing materials in the world.