Apr 6, 2017

Verbatim Now Offer Customers Polypropylene Filament for Functional Prototypes

Tech company Verbatim is offering customers the chance to get their hands on new polypropylene (PP) 3D printing filament. 

Japanese company Verbatim is well known for storage media and flash memory products. But – as most of 3D printing enthusiasts know – the company also offers a large portfolio of 3D printing filament, which is made with the expertise of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group.

Verbatim has just unveiled its new polypropylene (PP) 3D printing filament. However, if you’re unsure what this material is, simply look around. Everything from food packaging to loudspeakers includes this material. 

The reason for this is that it offers a high level of resistance and also has a multitude of useful properties. For example, it has many applications in manufacturing but Verbatim believe customers can make use of its sturdy properties too. 

Shigeyuki Furomoto from the 3D Printer Materials Business Department, Mitsubishi Chemical Media, said:

“Compared to other 3D filaments such as ABS and PLA, PP offers high levels of heat, chemical, and fatigue resistance, so we expect it to be very popular within the industrial design community.” 

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What are the Benefits of Polypropylene?

This thermoplastic polymer is great for creating functional prototypes. It is manufactured in Japan and can offer practical uses for environments which are affected by chemicals. For example, the pharmaceutical, automotive and even toy industries.

After printing, this material has a smooth surface but also offers stiffness and strength. Furomoto continues, “Due to its resistance to acids, alkalis, and organic solvents, PP will open up new opportunities for 3D printed solutions that other materials have not been able to satisfy until now.”

Whether you want to develop plastic parts, lab equipment or automotive components, this material could be a great option. The PP filament can be used with most extrusion 3D printers. It is available in a transparent color.

You can buy the material now from Verbatim at 1.75mm and 2.85mm thickness. Interested in testing out some PP filament? Simply head over to the website to find out more. 

Source: tct Magazine

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