Eastman Amphora 3D polymer.
Eastman Chemical Company has announced a new collaboration with high strength filament manufacturer taulman3D and desktop 3D printer developer Aleph Objects to introduce new, advanced materials to the market.
taulman 3D's upcoming material, n-vent, is made with Eastman Amphora polymer and has been designed for use with Aleph Objects' LulzBot Mini for at-home printing or LulzBot TAZ for professional use.
"Collaborations like the one between taulman 3D and Aleph Objects are why Eastman is involved in the 3D printing market," explained Alex Dudal, market development representative, Eastman Chemical Company. "These two companies are key leaders in this market from a hardware and filament perspective, and collaborating with them allows us to bring Eastman Amphora 3D polymer to a broader audience in the right way."
The newly announced n-vent material is suited for creating desktop items and will be available this summer in several colours. taulman 3D notes the new material's strength, low odor, heat resistance, low shrinkage and higher tensile strength that make it 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, owner, 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(TM) 3D polymer's bonding abilities, will ensure multipart designs accomplish the desired goal."
Jeff Moe, president, Aleph Objects, commented: "At Aleph Objects, our mission is to respect user freedom and offer versatile, cutting-edge technology that allows our community to bring their ideas to life. Based on our in-house testing using LulzBot 3D printers, we are confident that n-vent by taulman 3D, made with Eastman Amphora(TM) 3D polymer, will rank among the best premium materials on the market."
Aleph Objects will showcase its LulzBot 3D printers and sample n-vent prints this week on booth 528 at RAPID, May 19-21 in Long Beach, California.