Nexa3D Expands its Eco-Friendly Materials by Adding Jabil PK 5000 to its SLS Powder Portfolio

Nexa3D, the ultrafast polymer 3D printing leader, announced today at Rapid + TCT 2023 the immediate availability of Jabil PK 5000, an eco-friendly powder for use with its high throughput QLS-Series powder bed fusion printers. This includes its highest throughput system QLS 820 as well as fast-cycle sintering system QLS 236.

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Jabil PK 5000 polymer powder is compatible with all Nexa3D SLS 3D printers. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Jabil PK 5000 polymer powder is compatible with all Nexa3D SLS 3D printers. (Graphic: Business Wire)

See QLS Series printers and their materials in action at Rapid + TCT, Nexa3D booth 2712, from Tuesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 4, 2023.

Nexa3D’s commitment to sustainability has been evidenced by its continued efforts around minimizing the use of plastic materials in its product design, expansion of plant-based and eco-friendly materials portfolio, and most recently the acquisition of the QLS 230 and QLS 236 “Zero Waste'' powder bed fusion SLS printers. Both systems have industry leading recycled powder acceptance and performance rates, minimizing and often eliminating powder waste altogether.

“The QLS 230 SLS printers exclusively offer the ability to use end-of-life powder from other SLS machines to produce high-quality parts while minimizing powder waste,” said JawsTec CEO Oscar Klassen. “On top of the operational sustainability, the smaller build volume of the QLS 230 allows for a 22-hour complete build cycle that only requires a two-hour cooling cycle with zero negative effect on part accuracy or surface quality.”

Jabil PK 5000 offers QLS series users a host of benefits including improved impact strength and elongation over PA 12 and other similar nylon materials. Additionally, the eco-friendly powder has very low moisture absorption, excellent dimensional stability and chemical resistance along with a wide processing window with similar processing parameters to PA 12. PK 5000’s unique combination of chemical, physical, and wear-resistance properties enable it to serve a wide variety of applications, including production manufacturing of end-use parts.

The polyketone resin used to make PK 5000 is an eco-friendly, low-carbon material that is made from carbon monoxide. The ability to leverage carbon monoxide, which is a leading cause of atmospheric pollution, may reduce overall carbon footprint by as much as 60%. “Jabil applauds Nexa3D’s commitment to sustainability with the addition of PK 5000 to their materials portfolio,” said Luke Rodgers, Senior Director of R&D for Additive Manufacturing at Jabil. “Together, we can meet growing demand for top-performing polymer formulations that give product designers greater choices for rigorous prototype and serial production applications while addressing evolving environmental-impact concerns.”

Jabil PK 5000 is available immediately and can be ordered via an authorized Nexa3D reseller. Visit the reseller locator for a reseller in your area.

Additional information is available on the Nexa3D website and in the media kit.

About Nexa3D

Nexa3D is passionate about digitizing supply chains sustainably as well as providing ultrafast 3D printing solutions for dental applications. The company makes ultrafast polymer 3D printers that deliver up to 20x productivity gains to professionals and businesses of all sizes. Partnerships with world-class material suppliers and its open materials platform unlock the full potential of additively manufactured polymers for volume production. Automated software tools optimize the entire production cycle using process interplay algorithms that ensure part performance and production consistency, while reducing waste, energy, and minimizing carbon footprint.

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