DyeMansion Paves the Way for New Materials in Powder Bed 3D Printing

Flexible plastics such as Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Polypropylene (PP) are gaining relevance and offer a variety of new applications. DyeMansion has therefore tuned their VaporFuse Surfacing technology of the Powerfuse S, making it compatible with Lubrizol’s ESTANE ® 3D TPU. Beyond that, DyeMansion, the post-processing leader, is announcing the forthcoming release of the new Powerfuse S PP. At Rapid in Detroit, visitors can learn more and see TPU parts which have been finished with the Powerfuse S and Polypropylene parts from the soon to be released Powerfuse S PP.

A Special Version of the Powerfuse S and the First Ever System to Smooth 3D Printed PP

The preparations for the launch of this new solution are already in full swing. Currently, DyeMansion is qualifying customers for the pilot phase. The system is to be officially revealed at Formnext 2022 later this year. According to market experts who have seen the first parts, the technology behind the Powerfuse S PP is already achieving a PP surface quality standard suitable for industrial use today. Vapor polishing improves the mechanical properties of polypropylene parts – the outcome is sealed, washable surfaces that are visually and functionally on a par with injection molded parts. This makes completely new applications possible.

“One of the biggest limitations in Additive Manufacturing is material availability. Enabling the industrial use of PP will be a big driver for further growth in our industry. We are very happy that we found a way to provide injection molding like surfaces and enhanced properties through our Powerfuse S PP and we are very much looking forward to seeing the first high-volume use cases soon,” says Felix Ewald CEO and CO-Founder of DyeMansion. For further information see the IDTechEx report on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 2020-2030: COVID Edition.

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