KIMYA, an ARMOR GROUP firm, has introduced a new high performance & flame-retardant 3D printing filament aimed towards the transportation industry: the Kimya PC-FR, a fire and smoke certified polycarbonate with fire resistant qualities. KIMYA continues to enhance its portfolio of ready-to-use high-performance 3D filaments in order to meet the certification demands of its industrial clients.
Kimya PC-FR: Flame-Retardant 3D Printing Filament
KIMYA, an expert in the formulation and characterisation of additive manufacturing materials, continues to expand its range of high-performance 3D filaments with Kimya PC-FR: a ready-to-use fire-smoke polycarbonate plastic that can endure temperatures up to 105oC.
Kimya PC FR filament is certified to EN45545-2 levels HL1/HL2/HL3/R1 and R6, making it particularly appealing for applications involving fire safety, such as mass transportation (rail, aviation and naval).
“Due to its specific technical characteristics, Kimya PC-FR is an ideal material for printing mechanisms and railway parts that are subject to high heat, such as runners to increase the wheel-rail adhesion of a train during emergency braking.”– Nicolas Morand, R&D, Innovation and Industrialization Manager at KIMYA
KIMYA distributes more than 25 filaments in around twenty countries, including 10 technical filaments and 8 high performance filaments, through its resellers. These engineering materials are particularly ideal for use in the railway, automobile, and aviation industries due to their greater resistance levels and physical-chemical qualities (such as resistance to high temperatures and warping).
“In order to address our industrial clients needs as closely as possible, we continue to enrich our range of high-performance filaments created in our own R&D department. Thanks to our expertise in chemical formulation, we can create bespoke materials very quickly and ready to use products for any type of application, including food contact and Outdoor environments, including industrial sector applications subject to solvents or high temperatures.”– Benoît Stoeux, Managing director at KIMYA
Partner of 3D printer manufacturers
KIMYA has formed various collaborations with 3D printer manufacturers in order to make the printing process easier for all consumers. The goal is to get Kimya filaments approved for use on their machines, for industrial customers, and for professional office services.
For example, the Kimya PC-FR filament has been certified for use on the Ultra model from miniFactory, a KIMYA partner since 2018.
Benoît Stoeux concluded, “Our expertise in the formulation and production of high-performance filaments is recognized by the leading manufacturers of 3D printers. In 2022, two of our materials were approved by Stratasys allowing users to benefit from an extended filament range, gain flexibility and accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing to their production process. In parallel, we are also capable of developing bespoke materials for our manufacturing partners.”
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