On April 30th, Graphene 3D Lab Inc’s Chief Operating Officer, Elena Polyakova, is expected to announce the details of their latest innovative filament a the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) forum being held at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario. This latest addition to the Graphene filament family is water-soluble and fully dissolvable in cold water in as little as 30 minutes. The dissolution rate is important because water-soluble filaments are primarily used to hold the spaces between a print that would be too unstable to be self supporting as the filament is extruded. After the print is completed, the water-soluble filaments are ‘washed away’ leaving a product ready for finishing.
President and CEO of Graphene, Daniel Stolyarov expressed his company’s excitement about their latest product:
“We are very pleased with the performance characteristics that our R&D tean designed into this new industry leading filament. This filament is completely environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, dissolves completely in water in approximately one hour, and leaves no residual material. This filament reflects the 4 core objectives of Graphene 3D. We are creating products that allow innovative designers to do more with 3D printing and are expanding the possibilities within the 3D printing environment.”
Graphene 3D, the company that developed the BlackMagic3D filament brand has found its way into the news on a regular basis because of their continuing commitment to developing new materials and products that expand the horizons of 3D printing. In addition, the buzz about the material graphene itself has caused even our normally stoic editors here to feel buoyed by waves of excitement.
Graphene 3D Lab has built up an impressive list of clients such as NASA, Ford, Apple, and IBM who motivate them to keep pushing the limits of currently available materials and technologies. This comes as no surprise given the caliber of intellectual talent present in their team who have worked with Nobel prize winners and hold international patents attesting to their creativity and expertise.
Graphene’s water soluble 3D printer filament certainly isn’t the only one on the market,. These types of filaments are most commonly used with 3D printers which feature dual extruders where one head prints the product material and the other extrudes the water soluble support. However, the quality of their past products has people on the edge of their seats waiting to learn additional details about this latest filament. Stay tuned here at 3Dprint.com as we work to bring you the latest details that will emerge from the April 30th Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum.
Let us know your thoughts on this new filament in the Graphene 3D Lab Water Soluable Filament forum thread on 3DPB.com.