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3D printer OEM Titan Robotics has announced a collaboration with Jabil Engineered Materials, a unit of manufacturing specialist Jabil, to advance the capabilities of large-format 3D printing for industrial applications.
Specifically, the partners will be working to qualify Jabil’s polymer materials on Titan’s pellet-based extrusion Atlas 3D printers, and have already validated the company’s newly released carbon fiber-reinforced nylon composite pellets. The news comes following Jabil’s recent filament launch, which included a new PA 4535 CF filament and new colors for the company’s PA 4500 filament.
Matt Torosian, director of additive product management at Jabil, states: “Jabil takes a polymer science approach to developing engineered materials. All of our materials are designed exclusively for additive manufacturing, so Titan receives pellets that embody all the necessary attributes to optimize performance and reliability.”
Jabil’s newly validated CF-Nylon pellets. Photo via Jabil.
Pellet-based extrusion with the Atlas
The pellet extruder for the Atlas systems utilizes raw plastic pellets as opposed to the more traditional filament feedstock most extrusion-based systems are compatible with. According to Titan, the use of pellets can cut production times down by a factor of 10x via print speeds as fast as 30,000mm per minute. This …
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