From commodity plastics to metal, the Pam Technology is the only technology using industrial grade materials.
Industrial materials implies right properties and industrial price to bring additive manufacturing to production.
Discover here all the materials available for purchase directly from Pollen AM.
Pollen AM offers for sale a selection of materials that are ready to start with the Pam Technology and for which printing profiles? are provied. This means that Pam users can start printing parts to obtain immadiate results with Pollen AM materials.
The materials listed here are the ones offered by Pollen AM.
After getting up to speed with Pollen AM's materials, Pam users can start working with their own. Learning to treat a material with the Pam Technology is a unique process that consists of multiple steps?. It is all about finding the right parameters for each specific chemistry.
Industrials can then produce parts with custom injection grade materials.
Commodity plastics are the most widely used, both in terms of volume and variety of applications. They represent the big part of what is done in the plastics industry.
Using them with the Pam Technology particularly makes sense for industrials already used to them. Existing grades can be printed as-is at their unbeatable high volume price.
The Pam Technology is able to treat existing Metal Injection Moulding feedstocks. Learn More about the process.
Metal applications concern the most demanding industries for parts with very high mecanical and thermal resistance properties. Three different alloys will be available at first.
Pam Series P works with all the classics of the 3D printing industry, mostly used for prototyping. In the format of pellets, they are only more affordable.
These are excellent starter materials that are particularly easy to work with. Initial training on Pam Series P are provided on those.
Elastomere is the family of all the thermoplastics that present flexibile properties. Hardness is used to measure this property on each material, and expressed in shore durometer.
The power of pellets is particularly visible here as the Pam Technology can treat materials without any hardness limit. Moreover, an isotropic behavior of these materials has been demonstrated when treated by the Pam Technology.
Performance materials present exceptional caracteristics in terms of mecanical properties or heat resiliance or both.
They are obviously amongst the most demanding candidates for treatment by any system, including Pam Series P. Pollen AM validated processability for all of these and is working on complete profiles development to meet demand on most applications. Learn more.
Pam is a technology dedicated to polymers treatment.
They are usually classified into different categories between amorphous and semi-cristalline, and using treatment temperatures from standard thermoplastics to performance and high performance.
As a dedicated technology inspired by micro-extrusion techniques, the Pam Technology is virtually capable of treating every kind of polymers.
The process of treating a material up to obtaining functional 3D printed parts requires going trough a validation process made of multiple steps. These steps can be more or less intensive depending on the family of the material.
1 Processable material in the Pam Technology and multi-material printing profile available;
2 Processable material in the Pam Technology and printing profile available;
3 Processable material in the Pam Technology and printing profile not available;
4 Processability test to be performed.
In order to use a specific material with the Pam Technology, one should start by introducing it in the extruder and verify that it can go trough and be extruded. Non-degradation of the chemistry and consistency of the flow are the main points to look for here.
A lot of families and grades have already gone trough this first step at Pollen AM and none was impossible to work with. A subset can be seen in the above pyramid, and any specific inquiry can be adresse upon simple request.
Printing a part with the Pam Technology is a lot about using the right slicing parameters. Working with a new kind of material, once it has been validated for processability, implies iterating with benchmarking parts over such parameters like temperatures, speeds, or extrusion dimensions. This collection of working parameters is called a Printing Profile.
Pollen AM delivers validated Printing Profiles that work for most of the applications with the materials it distributes.
Each application and each part can be meticulously optimised thanks to the variety of levers actionable within the slicer to work on specific part challenges, optimize dimensional fidelity or improve mecanichal properties.
Pollen AM can accompany its customers eager to work with a specific material or grade. Industrials can then enter a knowledge transfert process to learn how to work with new materials with the Pam Technology.