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Apium releases low-temperature high-resistance FFF 3D printable PP

Written by Paul

October 30, 2018

Apium Additive Technologies , a German 3D printer and materials manufacturer, has released a new material for FFF/FDM 3D printers. The latest release is suitable for Apium’s P Series printers and adds to the range of 3D printing materials Apium offers, including PEEK, carbon fiber, and POM-C. A pyramid chart of 3D printing plastics. Image via Apium. Second most common plastic Polypropylene (PP) is a low-temperature thermoplastic (130°C-171°C), made by polymerizing propylene, a colorless hydrocarbon gas. It is the second most widely produced commodity plastic in the world, after polyethylene. A common use of PP is in injection molding, particularly for producing boxes, crates and collapsible cases. This makes it an ideal choice for just-in-time warehouse solutions. PP is a semi-crystalline. The molecular structure of the plastic prevents its softening until a given quantity of heat is fully absorbed. This makes PP highly resistant to heat, despite having a […]

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