Bomar and Mechnano release T50B low viscosity masterbatch for 3D printing resins

Mechnano has launched a brand new low viscosity masterbatch in collaboration with Bomar, geared toward supplies formulators within the additive manufacturing (AM) trade.

The specialised T50B masterbatch encompasses a excessive CNT (carbon nanotubes) focus, designed to seamlessly mix into resin formulation with out the necessity for intensive shear mixing processes.

T50B makes use of Mechnano’s proprietary D’Func (Discrete, Dispersed, and Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes) expertise, which permits the event of AM resins with enhanced mechanical and electrical efficiency on a nano scale. This expertise particularly targets the issue of clumped and roped CNTs, which have been confirmed to adversely have an effect on the mechanical properties of supplies, and due to this fact half efficiency.

“Mechnano Analysis and Improvement groups proceed to reinforce our applied sciences and develop our product portfolio for the AM trade,” says Mechnano Director of Functions & Expertise Dr. Olga “Dr.O” Ivanova. “The preliminary suggestions from beta-customers has been extraordinarily constructive, demonstrating enhanced mechanical efficiency, along with ESD capabilities.”

The proprietary mix of Bomar resins used for the dispersion base is alleged to put the inspiration for a broad vary of resin sorts and applied sciences, similar to robust, versatile, and elastic AM resins appropriate for SLA, DLP, or jetting processes. The electrical resistivity of the ultimate formulation may be adjusted from 105-1010 Ω, making it a wonderful selection for the event of low floor resistivity resins. Incorporating the T50B into robust and versatile formulation can also be stated to point out enhancements in mechanical efficiency similar to tensile power and modulus.

T50B may be obtained both straight from Mechnano or via their associate, Bomar. Earlier this month, Mechnano additionally launched a brand new E35B+ masterbatch in Bomar’s BR-952 oligomer. E35B+ is alleged to supply 2.5 occasions increased CNT focus in comparison with Mechnano’s unique E35A ESD masterbatch. 

Dr. Ivanova just lately featured as a visitor on the Additive Perception podcast to debate Mechnano’s supplies, and the challenges of working throughout resin, powder and extrusion 3D printing applied sciences. Ivanova additionally gave her ideas on the 3D printing trade’s hype cycle, and the necessity to educate new customers to make sure the expertise is used the place it makes probably the most sense.