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RadiciGroup launches Radilon Adline PA6/66 filaments for extrusion AM

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RadiciGroup, one of the world’s leading producers of a wide range of polyamide polymers, launched Radilon Adline, a new line of filaments for 3D printing based on the Radilon PA6 polymers.

RadiciGroup launches Radilon Adline PA6/66 filaments for extrusion AM, a range based on special polyamide grades from the Radilon family.
Radilon® Adline CS NAT – 750 g spool 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm diameter – is an easy printable polyamide 6/66 with low warpage, good surface aspect and ductile behaviour.

On the one hand, the rapidly evolving market of additive manufacturing and, on the other, the RadiciGroup High-Performance Polymers business area with its extensive experience in polymer compounding and recognized skill at optimizing materials to meet the requirements of various applications: those were the factors that brought about the development of Radilon Adline, a range of 3D printing filaments based on special polyamide grades from the Group’s Radilon family.

Radilon Adline products are characterized by their high performance and are suitable not only for prototyping but also for the manufacture of functional parts. They have also been tested with different open 3D printing systems to ensure the ease of material processing. “The technical requirements of additive manufacturing technology are special and not so simple to meet with semicrystalline polymers,” explained Chiara Devasini, marketing & development project leader of RadiciGroup High Performance Polymers. “That is why the entire first phase in the development of the 3D printing project was dedicated to identifying the polyamides meeting such requirements. Specifically, we opted to focus on materials for fused filament fabrication (FFF) and succeeded in developing high technical content products based on PA6/66 copolyamides with a fusion point of 195°C, which makes them suited to most 3D printers.”

RadiciGroup launches Radilon Adline PA6/66 filaments for extrusion AM, a range based on special polyamide grades from the Radilon family.
Radilon® Adline CS CF10 HP BK – 750 g spool 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm diameter – is an easy printable polyamide 6/66 reinforced with 10% carbon fibers. Stiffness and high mechanical properties are key characteristics of this product, together with high dimensional stability and excellent surface aspect.

As of today, the RadiciGroup portfolio comprises Radilon Adline CS and Radilon Adline CS CF. The former is a PA6/66 copolymer featuring high ease of use with 3D printing technology and good surface appearance; it ensures effective interlayer adhesion and low warpage. The CS CF version is carbon-reinforced, which not only ensures ease of printing but also provides the printed parts with higher performance in terms of modulus, stiffness and mechanical properties.

“Additive manufacturing is a rapidly evolving market,” Ms. Devasini continued. “Therefore, these first two grades will soon be followed by new materials with high technical performance and environmental friendliness, as well.” The goal of RadiciGroup High-Performance Polymers is the development of innovative materials with a greater focus on reducing environmental impact.

New Radilon Adline grades based on PA6 and polyamides obtained from renewable source materials are currently under development at RadiciGroup High-Performance Polymers. “Our sales team is at the full disposal of customers interested in purchasing Radilon® Adline filaments,” Ms. Devasini concluded. “Additionally, for the distribution of our filaments in Italy, we have established a partnership with additive manufacturing specialist Ciano Shapes, a company that immediately impressed us with its great professionalism and competence.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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