The use of laser sintering PBT materials is expected to increase exponentially over the next decade, driven primarily by accelerating innovations in the automotive, electrical, and electronics industries. This trend is especially observed in the automotive industry, where the need for lighter, more sustainable, lower maintenance materials rules future designs. The use of engineer-grade materials such as PBT is expected to increase due to the need to minimize issues surrounding the corrosion of metals and their associated high costs.
Arnite® T AM1210 (P) is the first ever PBT powder for laser sintering and is, since its launch in 2019, highly desired and well-known for its series production performance in making end use parts, such as automotive electronics and applications, that need to function under high temperatures. Arnite® T AM1210 (P) has the same dielectric properties as material used in injection molding processes, making it a material familiar to engineers. Developed for a wide sinter window, the powder is extremely easy to print. Additionally, Arnite® T AM1210 (P) is environmentally friendly with a high reuse rate of >60% and recyclable to the extent that the material can be brought back to the powder bed process.
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Throughout Covid-19, both companies continue to expand their product portfolios as well as their partnerships and collaborations. This has enabled more customers to strengthen their design agility and supply chain resiliency by compressing their design and manufacturing cycle, effectively reducing the time required to produce functional prototypes and production parts from hours to just minutes.