Nexa3D, a maker of ultrafast stereolithography production 3D printers, and Henkel announced an expansion of their partnership to immediately deliver three new performance photopolymer materials globally. Nexa3D’s further collaboration with Henkel leverages the combined capabilities to fast-track additive manufacturing towards mass production of functional parts across multiple industries, leveraging productivity advantages of its NXE 400 3D printer.
The NXE 400 manufacturing process offers multiple possibilities for greater design agility, supply chain resiliency and implementation at every phase of the product lifecycle. Combining Nexa3D’s productivity with Henkel’s expanding portfolio of functional polymers makes it possible for customers to manufacture a wider range of parts such as housings, enclosures, pipes, packaging products, footwear components and production tooling.
- xPP405-BLACK is a tough semi-rigid material with high-strength engineering plastic delivering good impact resistance with performance similar to unfilled propylene. xPP405 boasts a modulus like polypropylene, an impressive 130% tensile elongation at failure, and excellent UV weathering stability as characterized by ASTM G154 testing. xPP405-BLACK delivers an attractive industrial black finish for a variety of design, engineering and manufacturing of end use parts for piping, consumer and industrial applications, including large housings and enclosures and sheet metal forming dies. To learn more about xPP405-BLACK, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page.
- xPP405-CLEAR combines clarity, toughness and impact strength with good heat deflection temperature between 50oC to 60oC. xPP405 shows a modulus like polypropylene, an impressive 130% tensile elongation at failure, and good UV weathering stability as characterized by ASTM G154 testing. xPP405-CLEAR can be finished for clarity and suits a range of design, engineering and manufacturing of end use parts including packaging, bottling, piping and see-through elements such as transparent materials for light guiding applications and micro-fluidics as well as lighting applications. To learn more about xPP405-CLEAR, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page.
- xPEEK147-BLACK is a tough material with a good surface finish, and a strong dimensional stability featuring high heat deflection temperature. It is suitable for production tooling, molding applications and a variety of functional end use parts including automotive under the hood applications. xPEEK147 exhibits higher temperature resistance of up to 230°C with high stiffness and is shown to be thermally stable for long periods with good solvent resistance and dimensional stability. To learn more about xPEEK147-BLACK, check out this video and the Nexa3D materials page.
The three new materials are immediately available through Nexa3D’s network of resellers.