Following the AMX EXPO and 3D PRINT exhibitions, Kimya established a partnership with German RepRap to offer producers a complete additive manufacturing solution, with our PEKK Carbon filaments now approved for use by all of the German firm’s 3D printers. This collaboration confirms our intention of becoming a major player in the European 3D printing market.
German RepRap has designed a range of industrial fused deposition machines. The manufacturer has notable developed a 3D XXL printer, the X1000, which is capable of creating parts measuring 1000 x 800 x 600 mm. Equipped with a dual extruder, the machine can produce prototypes and small runs with a minimum layer thickness of 0.1 mm. Some of its 3D printers are now compatible with industrial materials.
The firm also tested printing using Kimya’s PEKK Carbon at the Formnext show in Frankfurt last November. With its 3D X500 printer, German RepRap was able to design an inlet pipe for a vintage car. Its printhead can withstand temperatures of up to 400°C, enabling users to print using a wide range of technical materials.
A European partnership supporting industry
Kimya has entered into a partnership with the German manufacturer incorporating approval for our PEKK Carbon filaments on all of German RepRap’s printers. Users are now able to produce high-quality industrial parts. Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, Kimya Development Manager, explains: “The objective is to optimise utilisation of the printer and materials to produce the best possible results in response to our customers’ operational requirements.” It is a promising collaboration having already won over the aviation giant Airbus, which has invested in an X500 printer and Kimya filaments.
This partnership is only the start: Kimya is in discussion with other additive manufacturing producers and operators to provide support for their industrial projects.
If you have an industrial project involving additive manufacturing, our sales & marketing team is able to help you select the right 3D printing filament.