“Material Development for Fused Deposition Modeling”, Presented by Martin Faber, Applied Polymer Innovations/ Innofil3D

Optimization of the material properties of filaments is an essential factor in broadening the applicability and increasing the ease of use of fused deposition modeling (FDM). It is necessary to understand how the materials behave during heating and cooling in a FDM 3D printer. During this session important aspects of the material properties and their influence on the printing behavior will be explained.

About Martin Faber

Martin attained his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry at the University of Groningen where he investigated the synthesis and self-assembly of block copolymers and supramolecular copolymer complexes. Currently, he is working for Applied Polymer Innovations, a research company focusing on the application of polymers. An important part of the research focusses on the development and optimization of materials used in monofilaments for 3D printing. This resulted in a range of monofilaments which are being sold by Innofil3D, a spinoff of API and now a successful independent company.

About Applied Polymer Innovations

For over 25 years, we have faced these challenges and supplied Research and Marketing groups of major players in the industry with solutions and profitable ideas. These groups have since grown into multimillion revenues. This unique experience is now available to you. Our solutions are rooted in high-level Research and Development in the fields of polymer fibers, engineering plastics, non-woven products, and packaging resins.

About Innofil3D

Innofil3D supplies the best quality monofilaments to endusers but also business-to-business. Monofilaments, also called monofils, are the printing material for FDM 3D printers: Fused Deposition Modeling. The term Fused Filament Fabrication is also used for this technology. Research, development and production combined in one company makes Innofil3D a leading and reliable player in the fast growing market of 3D printing. The combination of these activities in one company makes it possible to offer innovative and premium quality monofil at a competitive price.

Innofil3D is based in Emmen, the Netherlands and has a long history in research and development of polymers.