Chemical and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions has launched a new online marketplace that provides exclusive access to two-premium grade 3D printing filaments Arnitel ID and Novamid ID, designed by additive materials leader, DSM.
Nexeo Solutions 3D, a subsidiary of Nexeo Solutions, focuses primarily on premium 3D printing filaments for fused filament fabrication technology to meet a range of industrial and professional consumer needs throughout their product-development cycle from fast, affordable concept validation to precise functional prototyping.
The new e-commerce platform enables customers to buy filaments or order samples. Nexeo’s years of experience of working with a wide range of thermoplastic materials plus DSM’s deep material technology and application know-how delivers in-depth content to help guide customers to selecting the right material for their needs.
Arnitel ID is a highly flexible TPC (thermoplastic copolyester) used in electronics, sports and a wide range of other applications. It is a flexible polymer with very good UV- and chemical-resistance compared to other flexible polymers such as TPU (thermoplastic urethane), reaching elongation at break of up to 400%. Arnitel ID exhibits no buckling, higher print speed, unbeaten layer-to-layer adhesion compared to ABS, PLA, TPU used in the 3D printing market.
Novamid ID is a very ductile, strong polymer suitable for harsh environments and high temperatures, up to 150°C, offering excellent layer-to-layer adhesion, strength and toughness compared to other 3D printing materials. With Novamid ID’s unique bridging performance, the high crystallinity of the polymer allows designs with overhangs.