Nowadays, automotive field is facing many challenges. R&D teams job is key to achieve high quality and design levels. To gain a strong foothold in this global market, automakers are working with additive manufacturing companies. This partnership enables carmakers, among others, to increase production speed and to use new high-performance materials. In this article we are going to talk about some innovative materials for your field. Firstly, we want to introduce you a new material, FDM technology Pekk (Antero800NA). This is a high-performance thermoplastic that withstands to chemical agents and high temperature (up to 150° without any change). These are some of the reasons why this material is useful for end-use applications and functional tests, especially when it comes to components exposed to hydrocarbons. Pekk can be used for applications under the bonnet, for parts placed in engine compartments, to produce brake cooling ducts, electrical conductors, housing and more.
To meet automakers needs, another key thermoplastic is Nylon 12 CF. FDM Nylon 12CF is a carbon-filled thermoplastic with excellent technical features and for that reason is suitable for metal replacement. The material is comprised of a blend of Nylon 12 resin and chopped carbon fiber, at a loading of 35% by weight. This combination produces one of the strongest thermoplastics in the FDM material portfolio. Carmakers are using it for functional test, test drive, and for end-use applications.
The most suitable material for fit and assembly tests is ASA: a thermoplastic material that combines mechanical strength and UV stability with the best aesthetic finishing that FDM technology has to offer. These are some of the thermoplastics suitable for automotive field. To find out how additive manufacturing can increase your company performance, please click here.
High level of quality
Spring srl works with the largest and most famous companies in automotive field, providing a full and high quality service, for functional and aesthetic components in Additive manufacturing. High quality standards are confirmed by the certifications ISO 9001:2015 and AS 9100:2018. To have a look at these, please click here.