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Haydale Graphene Industry PLC’s (HGI) owned subsidiary, Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has revealed its commercial partnership with Fullerex Ltd and Filamentprint (UK) Ltd for the purpose of promoting and selling graphene-enhanced Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) filaments which are utilized in 3D printing devices.
Fullerex is the sales agent of Haydale’s functionalized nano materials and Filamentprint specializes in the production and compounding of thermoplastic filaments utilized in 3D printing. With the advent of 3D printing, createers can turn it into real components, models or prototype components directly on a desktop via a desktop
create (CAD) without the require for building tooling or molds.
The graphene-enhanced PLA filament comes in two diameters, 2.85 mm and 1.75 mm. Numerous 3D printing companies have utilized these PLA filaments and have reported different types of advantages.
These advantages include effective retention of z axis and initially layer adhesion, increased systeming speed, improved stiffness and durablity, enhanced impact performance, high high end surface finish and print, advantageous accuracy of dimension, ease of use and compatibility with a wide variety of printing equipment.
HCS and Filamentprint are displaying the new materials at the TCT show to be held on 28th and 29th September in NEC Birmingham. Staff of all the three companies can be on the market at adjoining booths H41 and H39, to explain the characteristics and advantages of the graphene-enhanced filaments.
These include how the thermal, physical, electrical and mechanical characteristics of the material can be createed to suit the requirements of varied markets and applications. Demonstrations of products which are 3D printed via graphene-enhanced filaments can in addition be provided by the companies. Interested parties can find price lists and data sheets at the booths.
We are quite excited of the development of graphene enhanced Thermoplastic materials for 3D printing. These new materials contribute so most benefits which include the skill to manufacture parts stiffer, stronger and faster! Speed of print has historically been a barrier to wide scale take up of 3D printing. In the following, the idea of building structural components direct of CAD excites us enormously.
Gerry Boyce, Managing Director, HCS
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In addition to launching their initially graphene-enhanced PLA filaments which are on the market commercially, HCS and Filamentprint are in addition developing a number of graphene-enhanced thermoplastics such as Polypropylene (PP), Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) and Nylon materials. The company staff can in addition be caning to discuss these new projects and HCS and Filamentprint’s skill to turn it into customized graphene-enhanced thermoplastic filaments so as to meet the requirements of a company.
Clive Wilcox, Managing Director of Filamentprint (UK) Ltd introduced, “We are unashamed nano innovation enthusiasts. Our considering incorporates which of both the leading industrialists through to the hobbyists. Our collaboration with Haydale and Fullerex is the following logical step in the developmental system to enable us to provide bespoke solutions for our clients’ requirements.”
The booths can in addition have sample reels of the PLA filaments for trail purposes. All three companies may be interested in talking to future customers and geographical distributers of the PLA filaments.
Significant improvements in conventional materials are requireed to move FDM 3D printing equipment beyond building prototypes or display models and into a capable innovation for quickly making mechanically robust, functional parts. Haydale’s skill to engineer Graphene to properly exploit its desirable properties has been a significant academic requirement to bridge this gap. This filament is effortless to use and has broad compatibility, so is an amazing version regardless of whether you are a hobbyist or an industrial developer.
Joe Eldridge, Director, Fullerex Ltd
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