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Reshaping carbon-fiber 3D printing

A new range of high-temperature carbon-fiber composite filaments is being developed for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printing. With the addition of these products to the KyronMAX® family, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials aims to demonstrate the potential of directly 3D printing carbon-fiber composite parts, while still benefiting from the properties of the high-strength material.

Unbeatable Strength and Compatibility

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

The composite filaments integrate chopped carbon fibers into a thermoplastic matrix. This matrix can be composed of different thermoplastic materials, including high-temperature thermoplastics, such as, Nylon, PPA, PEKK, and PEEK , all of which will be offered as part of Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials’s standard Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) materials portfolio. Each matrix offers its own set of unique properties when combined with fiber reinforcement. Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials is backward integrated into carbon fiber and has the ability to not only adjust the dimensions of the carbon fiber itself but also the ‘adhesion layer’ on the carbon fiber to make it compatible with a specific thermoplastic matrix, adding to the strength of the material and the final part.

Case Study - 3D Printing

Sorting Wheel

How does the relative production cost compare to CNC Machining and 3D Printing (FFF, Fused Filament Fabrication) of a sorting wheel like?

Learn about how SPRINT (Soluble Printed Injection Tooling) could facilitate smooth scaling of your product in this case study.

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Case Study - 3D Printing

Assembly Collet

What is the relative production cost in comparison between CNC Machining and 3D Printing (FFF, Fused Filament Fabrication) of an assembly collet?

Learn how 3D Printing (FFF) of the assembly collet resulted in an astonishing 87% reduction of material usage in this case study.

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Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)

Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials offers an extensive range of manufacturing technologies, in which 3D printing (FFF) offers several advantages compared to conventional manufacturing methods:

Lower cost: 3D printing eliminates the need for expensive tooling, minimizes material waste compared to subtractive processes, and has no minimum order quantity (MOQ)

Design freedom: 3D printing enables product designers and engineers to design more lightweight parts (lattices, honeycomb structures), to consolidate multiple parts into a single structure, and to produce previously impossible designs

Production agility: 3D printing reduces part development time by eliminating steps in the prototyping workflow, can simplify shipping and logistics with distributed manufacturing, and can be used to produce emergency replacement parts on demand.

Access to the latest technology

Got a big idea?

The High-Temperature Carbon-Fiber 3D Printing Challenge invites you to submit a design that makes use of this cutting-edge carbon-fiber material.

Winners of the Challenge will be among the first in the world to use this new material and receive $25,000 worth of support to create a fully developed prototype.  

Check out the challenge