Both companies say this new material, Nylon 680, has been in development for over eight months. The result of cooperation with a top tier chemical company, Nylon 680 will work with most FDM type 3D printers. A pure polymer which is FDA approved, the new filament includes no additives in the chemical manufacturing or extrusion processes.
Taulman says early testing within the 3D Printing community has provided a wealth of helpful information and insight in developing the material.
Nylon 680 prints to a semi transparent, very light tan part and results in a stiffer polymer than the company's other nylon filaments. Taulman says Nylon 680 is compatible with Ethylene oxide and Flash Steam post processing and add that water-based processing of the material requires a longer dry time.
According to the terms of the agreement, Graphene 3D will also have exclusive distribution rights for Taulman's Nylon 680.
This new product, a high-strength 3D printing material, will be available through Graphene 3D for a period of two years in the USA, Canada, and Mexico, and sales of the product are expected to begin during the first quarter of 2015.
Graphene 3D Lab develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary, graphene-based nanocomposite materials for various types of 3D printing.
From their facility located in Calverton, NY, the company is equipped with material processing and analytical equipment which has led to a pair of US patent applications pending for its technology.
"Taulman is a leading supplier of nylon materials with a high level of experience in both distribution and development of proprietary filaments," said Graphene 3D CEO, Daniel Stolyarov. "I see a high potential for synergy between our two companies and look forward to continuing this collaboration in both business and research."
Taulman 3D LLC, a leading supplier of high-strength filaments for FFF 3D printing, now offers many different types of nylon filaments, all featuring different sets of properties. The company's product line includes Nylon 618, Nylon 645, Bridge Nylon and T-glase 3D printing filaments.
Thomas Martzall, the CEO of Taulman 3D, says the deal will address a growing need for high-strength 3D printer materials with functional properties.
"By partnering with Graphene 3D, a company with a sound foundation in materials R&D and commercialization, we open the path to bring such materials to market," said Martzall.