EcoPaXX® AM4001 GF (G) is the first 3D printing polymer for fused granulate fabrication (pellet printing) based on DSM’s established bio-based engineering material EcoPaXX®. A combination of DSM’s proprietary technology and the power of nature’s building blocks derived from castor oil, EcoPaXX® AM4001 GF (G) is ideal for automotive structural parts combining mechanical performance with chemical resistance. As a 3D printing optimized version of the same material as used in their end-use parts, it is a fit-for-purpose material that delivers on performance and sustainability.
Producing automotive tooling and structural parts using additive manufacturing shortens production time and makes geometry or internal structure changes easier as it eliminates steps in the production process. As such, it can reduce cost throughout the entire product lifecycle, from component production and assembly, to vehicle testing and low volume vehicle production. And by using sustainable polymers for metal replacement, car manufacturers can meet two sustainability goals at once: lower emissions standards by building lightweight cars and reduce manufacturing carbon footprint.