3D printing for electronics with Addigy® P1210 PBT powder
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) is a commonly used material in traditional injection-molded electronic auto parts, thanks to its good performance under a wide range of temperatures and in moist environments. Our task here was to offer customers a material that meets their needs for 3D-printed electric and electronic car components, and which can be processed for industrial production.
By collaborating with Farsoon, we can offer customers a solution that brings higher accuracy and productivity, and lower cost per part.
By collaborating with Farsoon, we can help customers print more parts in the same amount of time, leading to lower costs per part and increased productivity, combined with higher accuracy.
Car fuse boxes bring a particular set of material challenges, as their function is to protect and insulate a vehicle’s electrical and electronic circuits from exposure to outside elements, while also regulating the current that flows through the wiring to each component. The fuse box material must deliver electrical and mechanical properties, as well as resistance to high and low temperatures.
PBT has long been a preferred option for traditional injection-molded electronic parts. The challenge here was to find the right material for a 3D-printed car fuse box that delivered all of the required technical characteristics.
Addigy® P1210 PBT powder enables us to integrate the properties of PBT into SLS 3D printed electronic components. This combination is an important foundation for our customers' market success.
Combining Addigy® P1210 PBT with SLS technology, provides manufacturers a proven solution well-suited for electronic and electrical components that must meet demanding thermal exposure, dielectric and mechanical criteria.
Without the need for extensive tooling, low-volume parts and prototypes can be produced more quickly and cost-effectively than with traditional techniques. Material waste, processing and shipping costs are reduced. This is an example of how material expertise can enable the additive manufacturing revolution in electronics volume production.
PBT powder Addigy® P1210 is a material engineers are already familiar with and prepared to use. The production readiness of this 3D-printable material has been extensively proven by an independent global manufacturing leader.
- PBT for 3D printing: 3D-printable powder offers the benefits of PBT.
- Efficient: 3D printing reduces material waste, shipping and tooling processing time.
- Flexible: Small series and replacement parts can be produced quickly and easily.
- Cost-effective: High-performance components can be made without tooling costs.
- Integrated solution: We combine our 3D-printable PBT powder with Farsoon proven printer technology.