Apr 5 2019
Arkema has joined the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program, bringing a very high-performance polymer to the program. The new PVDF-based filament is specifically designed for printing highly technical 3D parts that require extreme performance.
FluorX™ Filament – Based on Arkema’s Kynar® PVDF
Ultimaker’s Marketplace allows users to easily install print profiles that ensure high-quality 3D print results. With this announcement, the FluorX™ filament print profile is available to users of Ultimaker’s Cura, a free, print preparation software.
New Option for High-quality Technical Parts
Guillaume de Crevoisier, Global business director, 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema
"We are very excited to make this material available to Ultimaker’s thousands of users. FluorX™ filament, made with Arkema’s Kynar® PVDF, offers a new option for those requiring high quality technical parts for applications subjected to chemical, UV radiation, or flame exposure."
Matt Howlett, President of 3DXTech LLC
"FluorX™ filament customers, just like Arkema’s traditional Kynar® PVDF resin customers, expect the best possible performance from their materials. Having the print profile available in the Cura program is extremely helpful, especially for advanced semi-crystalline materials."
Parts printed with Kynar® PVDF will exhibit excellent resistance to harsh chemicals, high temperatures, and UV exposure. The parts also will exhibit strong flammability performance, opening up new 3D printed applications in automotive, industrial, and aerospace markets, such as jigs, fixtures, and short-run manufacturing components.