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MIM applied to metal 3D printing in 10 questions
March 04, 2020 | Press
Primante 3d, a French media specialized in 3d printing, has interviewed Didier Fonta to present Pam Series M, the 3D printer developped by Pollen AM dedicated to MIM-Like applications.
Link: Read the article (French Version - PDF) (English Version - PDF)
Kraiburg TPE: 3D PRINTING ALSO SUITABLE FOR SUPER-SOFT TPE COMPOUNDS
February 06, 2020 | Press
KRAIBURG TPE has performed extensive tests to examine the suitability of its thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for use in additive manufacturing (AM). The tests have shown that almost all of the company’s TPEs can be processed with excellent results using fused deposition modeling (FDM) on devices from Pollen AM.
Link: Read the article (French Version - PDF) (English Version - PDF) (Deutsch Version - PDF)
Other press coverage:
Link: Read the article - Plastics Today (English Version - PDF)
Link: Read the article - Interempresas (Spanish Version - PDF)
Link: Read the article - E-plastics (English Version - PDF)
Link: Read the article - Plastech (English Version - PDF)
Link: Read the article - K-Zeitung (Deutsch Version - PDF)
Link: Read the article - Plas.TV (Deutsch Version - PDF)
Link: Read the article - 3D Druck (Deutsch Version - PDF)
Link: Read the article - Stampare in 3D (Italian Version - PDF)
Link: Read the article - EPPM (Italian Version - PDF)
Ultra soft TPE with Pam Series P
January 22, 2020 | Material
Flexible materials… Before there were natural rubbers and then synthetic two component rubbers. In the 70’s, thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) came out and it has been the revolution for industrial production: easy to process, large panel of flexibility, recyclable, capable of being couloured, injection-mouldable…
Since, TPE are everywhere present in our day-to-day life: toothbrush pad, kitchen pan, sport shoes, joystick, even your child use it while eating with its favorite baby spoon.
TPE is a big family of different material chemistries giving name to TPU, TPS, TPO subclasses. Each chemistries give specific properties in terms of mechanical and chemical resistance, and make each subclass more suitable for a particular application.
However, TPE express their properties over a large range of hardness : from very hard to ultra soft texture. Scale named ‘shore A’ is used to measure and classify material hardness.
Hence, a 95 shore A TPE can be used in rubber caster whereas, 80 shore A TPE are more appropriate for shoes heel. Tire reads are made out of 70 shore A and 40 shore A TPE is tipically the pink eraser. Rubber bands are made out of 20 Shore A TPE whereas, racket ball and chewing gum are below 0 shore A. In fact, Shore 00 scale, which is below Shore A, is specially dedicated to the definition of very soft material hardness.
The good news, in all of this, is that with Pam series P you can print any TPE, of any chemistry and, of any hardness.
Actually, we have printed TPE decreasing step by step hardness. From 90 Shore A to arrive finally at the bottom end of the shore scale 00!
Ultra soft TPE of 1 shore 00, which has the texture of gummy gelly candy, is processable with Pam series P.
Saying that Pam series P is the only 3D printer machine in the world to print this extremely soft material, makes us just a little bit proud, we have to confess!
January 20, 2020 | Demonstration
Pollen AM will be speaker at Elastoplast conference hold in 20 March 2020 at IMT Lille Douai. (Address: 764 boulevard Lahure - Douai - France)
We will present our technology at 11 am and will make a demonstration of our system on the afternoon.
We will be pleased to meet you and to exchange about your elastomer projects.
Link: Discover the program and Registration.