Material availability and cost are two of the biggest challenges facing companies that want to utilize 3D printing in the production of their products. And since these challenges are unlikely to change any time soon, companies are developing new materials to fit their applications.
Since there are not enough material options for 3D printing, many companies are creating new facilities for the sole purpose of developing, testing and producing new polymer powders and filaments suitable for 3D printers. These centers are working to develop polymers starting with the application requirements and working backwards. These developments will drive new applications for 3D printing.
The Polymers Center can help companies with the development of new materials and applications. The staff at our testing laboratory and production facilities are ready to help. Contact us to learn more.