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A highly conductive 3D printable material

News International-French

24 Jan 2020

Graphmatech and Add North 3D announced the release of their first jointly developed product – the Koltron G1. The product is the result of over 12 months of intensive research and development work from both companies, a fully conductive engineering grade polymer for additive manufacturing.

A highly conductive 3D printable material

A highly conductive 3D printable material

The Koltron G1 is a highly electrically and thermally conductive filament, resistant to a range of chemicals, UV light and high continuous working temperatures, with the highest flame-retardant rating. The versatility is unmatched in polymer additive manufacturing.

The application areas for the Koltron G1 are vast, ranging from EMI and RFI shielding (against electromagnetic and radio frequency interference) to capacitive sensors, wearable and printed electronics as well as the cooling of electronics. The incorporation of Graphmatech’s Aros Graphene also gives the printed parts excellent self-lubricating properties.

A deal of the development focused on making the material processable in any fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printer. This has now been achieved, making the newly launched Koltron G1 versatile not only through its broad potential applications, but also in its widespread accessibility.

Nils Åsheim, Add North 3D CEO, says:

”This material is unique in the way it combines excellent mechanical and resistance properties with high electrical and thermal conductivity. For a 3D filament producer, to bring all these great features into a printed part is extremely exciting”