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Stratasys, BASF partner on new polypropylene material

By DE Staff   

Additive Manufacturing Materials Stratasys

Flexible automotive component produced with SAF PP on the Stratasys H350, ideal for tight and chemical resistance applications. (Credit: Stratasys/Business Wire)

Stratasys has announced the commercial availability of its new SAF Polypropylene (PP) for use on the Stratasys H350 printer (set to launch in fourth quarter of 2024).

Stratasys SAF PP, offered in partnership with BASF Forward AM, is designed to provide cost efficiency and part quality in Powder Bed Fusion technologies. This material offers a lower cost per part and exceptional surface aesthetics as compared to existing materials and is designed to meet the demands of high-volume production while maintaining exceptional overall quality.

SAF PP is engineered for a wide range of applications, catering to diverse industries such as automotive, medical, consumer sports and industrial sectors. SAF PP provides durability, chemical resistance, and flexibility for automotive components like housings and ducting, as well as orthotic devices and consumer sports gear like shin guards. Its lightweight nature, and water and air tightness, make it an ideal choice for producing intricate parts across various applications.

The new material has also demonstrated the capability to produce defect-free parts with complex geometries, such as flexible tight pipes and intricate sensor mounts.

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