Innofil3D, a Dutch 3D materials manufacturer acquired by BASF in 2017, has launched two new filaments for FFF 3D printers. One of these materials, Ultrafuse Z PCTG, is the first electrostatic discharge (ESD) safe filament made by chemical giant BASF. The second, Ultrafuse TPU 80A LF, is a tough and flexible material made for both bowden and direct drive extruders.
Both materials contribute to BASF’s growing “Ultra” series of 3D printer materials which includes Ultrasint, for PBF systems, and Ultracur3D for SLA. Ultrafuse is a brand of reinforced filaments developed to have properties suitable for functional prototyping and small series production of parts.
The Ultrafuse filament range from BASF and Innofil3D covers PA, TPU and PCTG polymers. Working with High Speed Extrusion (HSE) technology developer Essentium, BASF has also developed Ultrafuse 316LX, a metal-plastic composite filament that can be 3D printed on a desktop machine and sintered afterwards to make a metal part. In this latest release, BASF and Essentium have worked together again to produce the ESD safe Ultrafuse Z PCTG.
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