Graphene 3D set to launch new 3D printing material.
Graphene 3D Lab Inc. will announce details of a newly-developed water-soluble 3D filament at the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters' Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario on April 30, 2015.
The water-soluble filament is the latest in a line of specialty-functional filaments that Graphene 3D is introducing to the 3D printing market. The Calverton, New York based company has already developed proprietary a range of graphene-based nanocomposite materials including 3D printed battery technology which was submitted for a patent in the US last year and developed alongside a proof of concept 3D printer by ZeGo Robotics LLC. Graphene 3D Lab has also begun retailing its Conductive Graphene Filament for 3D printing online at BlackMagic3D.com
Elena Polyakova, Chief Operating Officer of Graphene 3D, will present details on the new water-soluble filament and discuss the effect of graphene-enhanced materials for the 3D printing industry.
Water-soluble filaments are primarily used to occupy negative space during a 3D print. These filaments are essentially used to fill gaps designed in objects and allow the print to be suspended over air. Following the completion of the printing process, the object can be placed in water, and the water-soluble material will completely dissolve, leaving empty space.
Graphene 3D's conductive nanocomposite 3D printing material.
Daniel Stolyarov, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented; "We are very pleased with performance characteristics that our R&D team designed into this new industry leading filament. This filament is completely environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, dissolves completely in water in approximately 1 hour, and leaves no residual material."
The water-soluble filament will work in most commercially available 3D printers and Graphene 3D expects to have them to market within 3 months.
Daniel added; "This filament reflects the core objectives of Graphene 3D. We are creating products that allow innovative designers to do more with 3D printing and are expanding the possibilities within the 3D printing environment."