ZETAMIX ceramic and metal filaments are optimized to fit on most desktop 3D printers. Inspired by ceramic powder injection processes, the Zetamix manufacturing process consists of three stages: printing, debinding and sintering. Nanoe states that the Zetamix parts can achieve a density of over 99%, which means that the finished product enjoys the same properties as its counterparts made with traditional methods. As in other similar bound powder thermoplastic extrusion technologies, the parts produced by 3D printing go through debinding and sintering post-processes to get to the final part.
“We are very happy to work with MultiStation for the development of Zetamix in the French market,” commented Guillaume de Calan, Nanoe Co-founder and CEO.
A complete solution including a 3D printer, a debinding station, and the sintering furnace will be offered by MultiStation at the very competitive price point of around €10,000, which will make the production of ceramic parts accessible to many research centers and fablabs. Nanoe filaments are composed of polymer binders and 50% to 60% ceramic powder. The company offers three ceramic filaments: White Zirconia, Black Zirconia and Alumina. Nanoe also developed a stainless steel filament (316L) and are currently working on the development of silicon carbide, silicon nitride, tungsten/cobalt carbide and titanium filaments.
The products in the ZETAMIX range are also relevant for all companies wishing to respond to internal tooling and prototyping issues. Founded in 1987, Multistation is a pioneer in digital and additive manufacturing, especially in the large French market. The company offers a wide range of 3D machines and printers for industry, research and education.
Created by 3 engineers in 2008, Nanoe is a French company specializing in the creation and production of innovative materials for industry. Thanks to its knowledge and know-how in the field of ceramics, the company launched the Zétamix brand in 2018 (3dpbm was among the very first to report on it): the first ceramic and metal filaments for 3D printing.