Next Generation High-Performance Polymer 3D Printing
At NematX, we are committed to introducing the next generation of extrusion-based high-performance polymer AM. We are pioneering the use of liquid crystal polymers to manufacture lightweight polymeric parts with properties typically only found in metals or composites. With our systemic approach to AM, we strongly focus on the optimal interplay between materials, hardware and software to achieve superior part performance from 3D printing for industrial use.
NematX is pioneering the use of a novel class of high-performance polymers for additive manufacturing. Our proprietary Nematic 3D printing technology based on liquid crystal polymers (LCP) allows the production of lightweight parts with currently unmatched properties in polymer AM. To fully leverage our technology, a tight interplay between materials, hardware and software is crucial and we are currently looking for partnerships in specific areas. We are convinced that the MGA network will facilitate access to new collaborators in the AM ecosystem. All the more, because transportation and medical technology are two of our target markets for which we anticipate an added value for our products and offerings. In the framework of a coaching session of the formnext Startup Challenge, Mrs Stefanie Brickwede and Mrs Tina Schlingmann have introduced the network and its activities to us and we could immediately identify working groups where we would fit in.
With our materials-centered approach to AM, our ambition at NematX is to facilitate the production of 3D-printed end use products for the harshest application environments. We use our in-depth materials and polymer processing know-how to analyze the properties of 3D printing materials in different physical states and at different length scales. This approach allows us to formulate the highest performing 3D printing polymers as well as the optimal hardware configuration and process parameters to maximise final part performance. Therefore, we would like to bring in our knowledge to the Materials Working Group and engage potential end users as well as material, hardware and software providers from the MGA network.