Carbon fiber reinforced PVDF for 3D printing

Xenia Materials, a developer of carbon fiber reinforced polymers, is offering a new range of PVDF-based compounds for 3D printing pellet-fed applications.

This new group of materials ensures that the carbon fiber properties mixed with the exceptional PVDF features opens new opportunities for additive manufacturing production where high performance and chemical resistance is necessary.

Xenia Materials is introducing a 3D printing pellet version of the unfilled PVDF polymer and a groundbreaking range of carbon-fiber reinforced compounds. Carbon fiber is well-known for its great features in additive manufacturing, helping to prevent warping during the printing phase while maintaining a smooth surface finish, as well as ensuring dimensional stability and low thermal expansion. By adding carbon fibre to the base material, it enhances the qualities of the PVDF polymer. This new mix keeps the ease of use of regular PVDF while boosting strength and reducing electrical resistance, meeting ATEX standards.

Cristian Zanchetta, Xenia’s R&D manager, said: ”Xenia’s expertise in carbon-fiber reinforced polymer, applied to the PVDF polymer base, allows us to leverage our research and development know-how to push boundaries in creating innovative 3D printing materials. Our comprehensive materials portfolio now extends from unfilled PVDF to carbon-fiber-reinforced PVDF, fulfilling every client requirement.”

Xenia Materials invites industry professionals to explore the new grades at TCT3Sixty 2024, taking place from 5–6 June 2024 in Birmingham, UK, and at the FIP trade show in Lyon, France from 4–7 June 2024.