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Nanoe adds Zetamix Silicon Carbide to its materials portfolio

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Samples printed in Zetamix silicon carbide filament
Above: Samples printed in Zetamix silicon carbide filament/Source: Nanoe

Nanoe, a manufacturer of cutting-edge materials, introduces a new filament to its Zetamix line: the Zetamix Silicon Carbide (SiC). Silicon Carbide, with its impressive properties, is an ideal material for a variety of cutting-edge applications, as well as one of the most difficult materials to produce.

The silicon carbide material has several impressive properties that are unrivalled in many fields: it has a hardness level close to diamond, a high thermal conductivity, resistance to wear and corrosion, a high resistance to thermal shock, and it is very lightweight. All of these properties make it ideal for cutting-edge applications such as aerospace mirrors and heat exchangers.

Zetamix Silicon Carbide (SiC)

By including SiC material in its Zetamix filament line, the company hopes to expand Zetamix’s technical material offering to these industries. Above all, the company wants to make a new material available for 3D printing and expand the material’s design capacity. Before this new filament, there was no dense Silicon carbide for 3D printing. Silicon carbide is one of the most difficult materials to machine due to its high hardness. Shaping this material before the sintering process can be important for producing objects with unique shapes.

Zetamix Silicon Carbide, like the other filaments in the line, is compatible with the majority of FFF 3D printers. After debinding and sintering in a partial vacuum atmosphere, the final part has a density of more than 99%. (Ar 90 MB).

Nanoe, a French company founded in 2008 by three engineers, specialises in the development and production of highly innovative materials. With their ceramics knowledge and know-how, they launched a new brand, Zetamix, in 2018: the first ceramic and metal filaments available to all.

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