14 Nov 2019 / sinterline

Sinterline® accelerates the move from functional prototyping to 3D-printed serial production

  • Sinterline® solutions suitable for high temperature SLS 3D printers
  • Optimized PA6 powders to shorten production cycle
  • A dedicated platform featuring advanced services to accelerate customer transformation

Lyon, France, Nov. 12, 2019 – Solvay presents at Formnext 2019 (Hall 12.1 Booth F19) the latest improvements of its Sinterline® solutions to further accelerate the industry’s transformation. Upgraded Sinterline® Technyl® polyamide 6 (PA6) powders feature easy processability while achieving high mechanical performances.

The industry has realised the full potential of additive manufacturing and is moving from prototyping to serial production. To accelerate this transformation, solutions need to be developed to deliver real functional prototypes, closer in performance to injection molding parts,” says Dominique Giannotta, Sinterline® Additive Manufacturing Leader for Solvay. “This is where Sinterline® enables affordable customisation of functional 3D printed parts that could not previously be manufactured without great expense, time and material wastage. Parts’ performance is improved thanks to HUB by Sinterline®, an advanced service platform which includes predictive simulation capabilities specifically designed for additive manufacturing.

Sinterline® Technyl® PA6 powder range yields the mechanical and thermal performance required to make 3D printing parts a compelling option for functional prototyping and low to medium volume production. Based on a patented polymer and a specific formulation, which provides a robust and wide processing window, Sinterline® powders are entirely suitable for a large range of Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printers adapted for high temperature polymers.

Unveiled at Formnext 2019, HUB by Sinterline® is a unique platform supporting the Sinterline® product offering with advanced services dedicated to 3D printing parts. HUB by Sinterline® connects together MMI® Technyl® Design1 predictive simulation for 3D printing which models mechanical performances with a high level of accuracy, a Sinterline® functional prototyping service and application testing centre (APT®) to provide customer innovation with enhanced capabilities and synergies for efficient design and optimized performances.


®Sinterline, Technyl and APT are registered trademarks of Solvay.
1 MMI® Technyl® Design is an advanced service powered by Digimat® from e-Xstream, an MSC Software Company.

 

Sinterline® Technyl® powders, the first polyamide 6 (PA6) powder range designed for SLS, yield the mechanical and thermal performance required to make 3D parts printing a compelling option for functional prototyping and low to medium volume production. (Air Intake Manifold made with Sinterline® Technyl® PA6 powders.)

Photo: Solvay.

HUB by Sinterline® connects upgraded advanced services specifically designed for 3D printing. HUB includes a predictive simulation platform able to forecast part performance with a high level of accuracy. This enables to stretch mechanical performances while fully optimizing part design.

Photo: Solvay.