Looking to the future, Eastman continues to stretch the boundaries for designers and educators in its desire to transform the 3D printing world!
Eastman Amphora™ 3D polymer
3D printing long ago moved from being theoretical to a reality. And while a lot of focus has been on the printers themselves, it's also important to look at the materials we can use. Currently, there are different types of wax or plastics, ceramics, and metals used in printing. But, what if there was a material that brings more functionality, durability, and aesthetics to your 3D creations? Enter EastmanAmphora 3D polymer.
Eastman Amphora 3D polymer is a low-odor, styrene-free choice that is uniquely suited for 3D printing applications. Amphora provides makers of 3D filaments with a consistent, high-quality product while addressing concerns around indoor air quality and dimensional stability.Amphora also complies with certain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for food contact applications.
NEW Eastman Amphora™ Flex 3D polymer FL6000
3D printing continues to expand into more markets enabling unique solutions for a variety of applications. For example, designers within the medical market are finding novel ways to improve health care and the human condition through 3D printing, developing customized prosthetics, orthotics, ancillary surgical tools, and other medical devices. Within automotive industry, designers are exploring ways to create one-off replacement parts for interiors and engines. And within the apparel industry designers are using 3D printing to create customized footwear.
To serve these industries and others, Eastman recently introduced Amphora Flex 3D polymer FL6000, a flexible material that fits your design needs. Amphora Flex FL6000 can be used with standard 3D printers eliminating the need to switch to specialized flex extruders. Thanks to exceptional layer-to-layer adhesion and melt strength, it prints at a faster speed than other elastomeric materials,enabling designers to quickly create truly functional parts that can withstand the rigors ofeveryday use.
Amphora Flex FL6000 is highly useful for applications that demand both the durability of an engineering-grade polymer and the comfort and utility of a flexible material.
For designers, the potential of 3D printing and additive manufacturing is astounding and presents new opportunities within manufacturing, health care, technology, education, retail and apparel. And while the industry has made incredible advances in hardware and software, it's now time for the industry to take advantage of better performing materials such as Amphora™ 3D polymer and Amphora™ Flex 3D polymer FL6000.
Amphora is helping emerging 3D markets usher in increased customization, greater efficiency, and unleashed creativity and flexibility.
3D Printing for Prototyping
It's the model of functional aesthetics.
Amphora 3D polymer can be made into high-quality filament that exhibits advanced overhang ability, material integrity, good looks, and superior melt strength—empowering prototypers to create durable, more useful items, jigs, and tooling. Demonstrating superior dimensional stability, BPA-free Amphora allows 3D printing to exacting dimensions, which is especially important for products with tight tolerances and multi-component parts. As a result, prototypers are able to thoroughly test the fit and functionality of their final creations. Unlike polylactic acid (PLA), Amphora won't degrade at higher temperatures, ensuring a smooth flow through the extrusion nozzle.
3D Printing for Education
Low-odor, styrene-free Amphora 3D polymer is ideal for modern classrooms from elementary through high school to higher education 3D printing represents new opportunities for all markets and occupations. Thus, being able to introduce it to the classroom is an opportunity to develop the emerging curriculum and fields of study modern communities’ demand. The sooner students become acquainted with the technology, the better prepared they'll be for the future.
Amphora represents a hassle-free option for educators who are looking for a 3D filament that is ideal for both functional and aesthetic parts, meaning it will perform as well in art class as it will in science labs or shops.
3D Printing for Other Markets
Short-run manufacturing: Compared to other filaments, Amphora 3D polymer retains the toughness often associated with injection molding. Because it delivers smooth processing through extrusion nozzles, with less breakage, Amphora is a practical polymer that can produce functional products in a short time frame—without the need for rejiggering complex molding systems.
Replacement parts: With Amphora, you get engineering-grade performance and parts that can be printed with less support material, resulting in cost savings over materials that require additional support printing. Its superior toughness ensures part integrity.
Health care: Amphora Flex FL6000 provides a Shore A hardness level of 95, outstanding chemical resistance, and a temperature resistance that allows steam sterilization, users may find it to be the ideal polymer for additive manufacturing of prosthetics, orthotics, ancillary surgical tools, and other medical devices.
Automotive: If you’re exploring ways to create one-off replacement parts for interiors and engines then Amphora Flex FL6000 is the material that matters to you! Amphora Flex is an engineering-grade material that is flexible and since its part of the Amphora family, demonstrates superior durability and toughness, enabling designers to quickly create truly functional parts that can withstand the rigors of everyday use.
Retail: With Amphora’s low-odor and emissions, 3D printing allows retailers to create one-of-a-kind, customized products on-the-spot in the shop.
Apparel: 3D printing with Amphora Flex offers apparel footwear designers the comfort and utility of a flexible material allowing for increased customization and creativity!
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Eastman 3D solutions offer material innovation that unleashes your creativity.
The potential of 3D printing and additive manufacturing is astounding, representing new opportunities for manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education and retail. While the industry has made incredible advances in hardware and software, it's now time for the industry to take advantage of better-performing materials... and a better-performing materials provider: Eastman.
At Eastman, we offer a broad portfolio of polymers, resins, plasticizers and other trusted material solutions uniquely suited to make 3D creations more functional, durable, efficient attractive and now, flexible!
With a long history of innovation, technical expertise, customer support and global manufacturing capabilities, we're helping the 3D market usher in increased customization, greater efficiency and unleashed creativity.
In other words, if you can think it, rely on us to help you make it! Use the contact us form to get in touch directly.