Kevin Cable PhD, Principal Polymer Applications Engineer, Eastman Chemical Company
Ed Ferber, Business Development, Eastman Chemical Company
Eastman Chemical Company started developing polymers tailored for desktop 3D printing in 2013. The Amphora family of 3D polymers was launched in 2014 with the introduction of AM1800. Since then, Eastman has launched AM3300, HT5300, and most recently, Amphora Flex FL6000. All of these polymers were tailored for filament fed 3D printing machines and are enjoying commercial success. While a typical desktop 3D printer might consume up to a pound of polymer for a large print, a large area additive manufacturing machine might consume one hundred of pounds of polymer in a single build. In this presentation we will discuss some of the challenges of polymer development for 3D printing/additive manufacturing and look at differences between desktop 3D and big area additive machines.