Since its inception in 2013, Essentium Materials has conducted $2M in funded research for industrial companies and has been a recipient of multiple SBIR awards from the National Science Foundation. Currently, Essentium is commercializing the world’s first energy-responsive filament for FDM 3D printing and developing revolutionary in-situ polymer welding capabilities. Additionally, Essentium is bringing a complete product portfolio to market of high-capability conventional printer filaments. Our technology provides dramatic improvements in space, weight and power requirements for biomedical, automotive, aerospace, military, and other industrial applications.
Essentium FlashFuse™: Essentium has developed a breakthrough technology to eliminate the inter-layer bonding issue of FDM 3D printing by combining electrically-responsive nano-particles and precision electromagnetic fields, restoring 95% of the tensile strength of an injection molded piece and drastically increasing overall z-directional strength. Users can now capitalize on the design advantages of 3D printing while gaining the strength of injection molding.