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Arkema and 3DXTech bring FluorX™ filament to Ultimaker’s Cura Marketplace

Arkema has joined the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program, bringing a very high-performance polymer to the program. The new PVDF-based filament, known as FluorX, is produced by 3DXTech and is specifically designed for printing highly technical 3D parts that require extreme performance.

Ultimaker’s Marketplace allows users to easily install print profiles that ensure high-quality 3D print results. With this announcement, the Fluor™ filament print profile is available to users of Ultimaker’s Cura, a free, print preparation software.

“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,s” said Guillaume de Crevoisier, Global Business Director, 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema.

Sample parts 3D printed in the new PVDF-based FluorX™ filament

The FluorX filament is produced by 3DXTech, a leading US-based firm specializing in high-quality and high-performance filaments, with materials ranging from PAEK family polymers to many different types of CFR and GFR composite products. FluorX filaments cost $100 per 500-gram spools.

“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,” commented Matt Howlett, President of 3DXTech LLC

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.

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