Carbon launches high-performance RPU 130 material for 3D printed end use parts

Carbon | October 11, 2019

Carbon launches high-performance RPU 130 material for 3D printed end use parts
Carbon has launched a new high-performance rigid polyurethane material for use on its Digital Light Synthesis platforms. RPU 130 is partially derived from plants and has been developed to address rigorous applications in the consumer product and automotive industries. It will be debuted at K Show next week in Dusseldorf. The material is said to showcase good impact resistance and dimensional stability at elevated temperatures, making it suitable for the manufacture of air ducts, brake calliper covers, tool housings and even sunglasses. Carbon says the RPU 130 combines some of the best performance properties from its RPU 70, FPU 50 and EPX 82 resins and makes the material comparable to unfilled thermoplastics like nylon.

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Digital manufacturing has well and truly arrived in the industrial scene. A highly crowded market space has entailed the need for improving manufacturing efficiency and compressed time-to-market. Through this briefing, we'll try to reflect on the current status quo of the global Digital Manufacturing market, with a strategic focus on end-users and geographies that have catalysed the market's growth over the years. The briefing will also aim to provide insights on the next-wave of evolution in this space with a special emphasis on product and technology trends that are slowly aiding in the dawn of an advanced future factory.

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Digital manufacturing has well and truly arrived in the industrial scene. A highly crowded market space has entailed the need for improving manufacturing efficiency and compressed time-to-market. Through this briefing, we'll try to reflect on the current status quo of the global Digital Manufacturing market, with a strategic focus on end-users and geographies that have catalysed the market's growth over the years. The briefing will also aim to provide insights on the next-wave of evolution in this space with a special emphasis on product and technology trends that are slowly aiding in the dawn of an advanced future factory.

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