EOS is now offering European distribution of three polymers for additive manufacturing (AM).
EOS is now offering European distribution of three polymers for additive manufacturing (AM).

3D printing company EOS is now offering European distribution of three polymers for additive manufacturing (AM) from ALM, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.

The following fiber reinforced materials are now available:

ALM HP 11-30, a carbon fiber-reinforced polyamide 11 material with high strength, impact resistance, and an increased elongation at breakThe material is suitable for components subject to mechanical wear that require a minimum level of toughness, including automotive industry applications, particularly for motorsport. 

ALM PA 640-GSL, a polyamide 12 material filled with lightweight glass microspheres, providing practically the same properties as a normal glass filled polyamide, but with reduced weight (component density: 0.82g/cm³). With a microsphere and carbon fiber filling, ALM PA 640-GSL is suitable for applications that require extremely low weight, high strength, and rigidity in one product. It also features increased thermal resistance and improved surface quality. Application fields include the aerospace, shipping, sports, model making, and motorsport sectors.

ALM FR-106, a flame-retardant polyamide 11 suitable for use in the aerospace industry, is also available.

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