Over the past two years, ARMOR has been developing multiple partnerships with entrepreneurial and industrial 3D printer manufacturers, such as Ultimaker, Raise3D, Intamsys, Aon3D, and miniFactory. ARMOR wants to gain approval for Kimya filaments for use in their machines, thereby making the printing process more accessible to all users. It is a major issue for ARMOR, whose objective is to target the various industrial sectors seek.
Strategic partnerships with professional producers
Kimya is part of the Ultimaker Material Alliance Program launched in April 2018 by the Dutch manufacturer. The PLA-R Kimya and ABS-ESD Natural filaments are now approved for all the 3D FDM printers of the brand, from the Ultimaker 2+ to the new S5. Accordingly, all users now benefit from predefined printing profiles using our two grades and are able to print high-quality functional prototypes and finished parts.
Paul Heiden, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Ultimaker: “We have observed considerable interest in the Ultimaker Material Alliance since its launch. In just twelve months we have collaborated with numerous international companies to unlock new applications and have obtained astounding results. Professional users are now able to select a material with protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD), enabling engineers and designers in the electronics industry to make the most out of desktop 3D printing.”
ARMOR has also signed a strategic partnership with Raise3D and is participating in the Raise3D Open Filament Program. Five of our Kimya grades are now officially compatible with the US manufacturer’s range: PLA-HI, PLA-S, ABS Carbon, ABS Kevlar, and PETG Carbon. The 5 Kimya filaments have been approved for the 3D N Series printers, and soon for the Pro2 range.
Partnerships with high-temperature 3D printer manufacturers
ARMOR has developed a full range of high-performance Kimya grades requiring specific printing parameters, such as the existence of a heated chamber and a nozzle that can reach temperatures of at least 350°C to 400°C. We are currently working with multiple high-temperature machine manufacturers to define optimum printing profiles and therefore offer industrial users a solution tailored to their specific requirements.
The Chinese manufacturer INTAMSYS is running trials using our PEI-1010 and PEKK Carbon filaments; the results of the trials have been conclusive. Our materials can, therefore, join the Intamsys Customer Application Program which provides dedicated profiles for all users of the Funmat range.
Lastly, our PEKK-A is currently used by various industrial companies in the technical machines of AON3D and miniFactory.
Are you looking for a 3D printing material that meets your specific technical requirements? Don’t hesitate to contact our sales & marketing team who will be able to point you in the right direction!