Fused filament fabrication is a 3D printing process that uses a continuous filament of thermoplastic material fed through a heated printer extruder head and deposited to form layers. Typically, the extruder head moves in two dimensions, creating one layer at a time before adjusting vertically to begin a new layer. Fused filament fabrication benefits include having a large variety of materials to choose from, fast printing time and multiple printer manufacturers. Printing using fused filament fabrication is quite flexible and the technology allows small overhangs using the support from lower layers.
Backed by our large engineering materials portfolio
Bringing more than 85 years of application knowledge
Fast track product development
Covestro now offers fast and market-driven product development to customers looking for materials to match their existing product portfolio and production processes. As part of an agreement with Clariant, Covestro hired part of their team – who brings their proven, dedicated, highly flexible and high-speed compounding setup to develop product tweaks. In addition, Covestro offers the possibility of small production batches to accommodate customer needs.
High heat resistance, dimensional stability, outstanding strength and excellent processing characteristics.
Bio-based thermoplastic copolyester suitable for a broad range of soft, highly flexible applications.
TPC that resists high temperature and chemicals.
UL Blue Card certified PA6/66. Non-halogenated, environmentally friendly, open platform solution.
PA6/66 for durable applications requiring good mechanical properties .
PA6/66 for structural parts and industrial production.
PA6 for high temperature resistant applications in harsh environments.
Materials strong and rigid, or soft and flexible, Covestro Additive Manufacturing has a breadth of materials to meet a variety of application needs – with more in development.
Contact our experts to discuss how Covestro can help you tap into the full potential of additive manufacturing.