Reshaping 3D printing with cutting-edge technology
From support materials to build materials, Dow is addressing gaps in the current additive manufacturing materials landscape to enable greater design freedom, reduce product development cycles, and offer distinct performance benefits – excellent printability, faster start-up, less fine tuning of printing parameters, improved part dimensional stability.
IMAGIN3D™ Olefin Block Copolymer (OBC) filament is a high-performance build material that enables the production of lightweight and durable 3D printed parts, with excellent remoldability for an extended lifespan. IMAGIN3D™ OBC also strongly prioritizes sustainability throughout its lifecycle – Dow intends to develop a first-of-its-kind recycling program for end-users.
As the first polyethylene-based build material for 3D printing, this breakthrough filament brings polyolefin properties to 3D printing, without the issues commonly associated with printing polypropylene. IMAGIN3D OBC is soluble in water, allowing it to be washed away more easily and safely, without hazardous caustic baths. Its semicrystalline structure enables excellent z-axis properties after printing and its outstanding chemical resistance enables new 3D printing applications.
3D printing is revolutionizing how we manufacture and design products. While 3D printing has been around for years, we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what this technology can truly achieve. Explore how you can transform your design process across professional, educational and home settings with cutting-edge technology from Dow.