Hattersheim am Main, March 12th, 2018 – Kuraray is launching a new 3D printing filament manufactured under the MOWIFLEX™ brand offering a ground breaking water soluble support material technology to 3D printing. The company is presenting the development at RAPID+TCT , Fort Worth April 24 - 26, 2018.
MOWIFLEX™ as a biodegradable water soluble support material for 3D printing shows excellent printability and cold water solubility combined with low moisture absorption from the atmosphere that enables printing of complex structures, which can include moving parts, in one piece and high quality print using FFF (fused filament fabrication) technology.
After printing is complete, the support structures can be easily dissolved in water, which can be conveniently disposed to drain due to the biodegradable nature of MOWIFLEX™.
Our latest development allows for faster dissolving and better adhesion to various materials (e.g. PLA, PA, PVB, TPU, TPC).
Come to booth 212 and see our filament at work on the new Ultimaker S5 printer
MOWIFLEX™ is a biodegradable water soluble thermoplastic material based on PVOH made by Kuraray. The lineup include grades for various applications like 3D printing, sausage casing, injection molding, frac balls and diverting agents.
The Kuraray Group is an expanding, stock exchange listed specialty chemicals company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with around 8.500 employees and annual sales of over EUR 4 billion. Kuraray Europe GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary headquartered in Hattersheim am Main and has around 850 employees. Kuraray is the world’s largest producer of polyvinyl alcohol and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials for many industries.
Ultimaker has been in operation since 2011, and over the years has grown to become a market-leader; creating powerful, professional and accessible desktop 3D printers. With offices in the Netherlands, New York, and Boston, plus production facilities in Europe and the US, Ultimaker’s team of over 300 employees continually strives to offer the highest-quality 3D printers, software, and materials on the market.
Ultimaker is booth #410