XG Sciences, which makes graphene nanoplatelets, has finalized a development agreement with filament producer Terrafilum.

According to XG, graphene nanoplatelets have capabilities for energy storage, thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, barrier properties, lubricity and the ability to impart physical property improvements when incorporated into plastics, metals or other matrices.

‘The full potential for 3D printing is starting to be unlocked,’ said Chris Jackson, president of Terrafilum. ‘The addition of XG’s graphene formulations into our eco-friendly filaments will transform products allowing a greater variety of parts to be created at faster production rates using less energy.’

This story uses material from XG, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.