Specialty Polymers for Additive Manufacturing Solutions
A leading global supplier of specialty polymers, Solvay is taking major strides toward becoming the additive manufacturing (AM) industry’s leading resource for AM-ready specialty polymer solutions and services. Only Solvay can combine the manufacturing possibilities of 3D printing with the superior mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of our unmatched portfolio of high-performance materials. Our initial offering grants higher performance for multiple AM applications in diverse industries already using PEEK or PPSU-type materials.
- KetaSpire® PEEK AM Filament provides exceptional fatigue and chemical resistance and retains its excellent mechanical properties at continuous-use temperatures up to 240°C (464°F). Discover more about KetaSpire® PEEK
- KetaSpire® Carbon-Filled PEEK AM Filament incorporates 10% carbon fiber reinforcement for increased strength over unfilled PEEK.
- Radel® PPSU AM Filament delivers the highest performance of our sulfone polymers, offering better impact resistance and chemical resistance than polysulfone (PSU) and polyetherimide (PEI) along with high heat resistance and excellent hydrolytic stability. Discover more about Radel® PPSU
- Powders: NovaSpire™ PEKK AM Powder and KetaSpire® PEEK AM Powder are available for sampling. To find out more, contact us.
24x7 Access to our 3D Printing Solutions
Paving the way for a new customer experience, Solvay gives you access to its initial offering of three specialty polymer filaments via the industry's first supplier-direct e-commerce site for high-performance polymers. Our platform offers direct and timely access to Solvay’s advanced AM material solutions, as well as transparent pricing. It is set to be enriched progressively with a larger product offer and to evolve into a portal for simulation, testing, and prototyping services that leverage Solvay’s growing partner network and open ecosystem approach.
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'Print it Right the First Time' Services
Solvay is partnering with leading AM hardware and software innovators to jointly optimize materials, processes, and design - and help you design, test, and print the best possible high-performance 3D parts.
Solvay is leveraging its long-standing partnership with e-Xstream Engineering to offer customers predictive simulation solutions for additive manufacturing applications that demand a higher level of end-part performance. Solvay’s high-performance KetaSpire® PEEK AM filament is the first polyetheretherketone (PEEK) polymer to be included in e-Xstream Engineering Digimat® for Additive Manufacturing (Digimat-AM) simulation software. Contact us to get access to this new service.
We are working with an ecosystem of printer manufacturers to enable optimal use of our high-performance products, whatever your additive manufacturing objective. Whether you want to do part-prototyping on a desktop printer or use an established industrial platform for high-end series production, our objective is to help you find the best printing platform for our materials. We are also developing strategic partnerships with industry leaders in the printer manufacturing space to offer optimized material/hardware solutions to the market.
Open Innovation: Solvay Additive Manufacturing Cup
Solvay is committed to pushing the limits of Additive Manufacturing with high-performance polymers by developing Open Innovation projects with universities, start-ups, etc.
For the first edition in 2017 of its Additive Manufacturing Cup, three teams from France and China surpassed over 30 competitors from 13 countries in a challenge to university students from around the globe to demonstrate their aptitude for 3D printing with the Solvay’s KetaSpire® PEEK AM filament.
- The ePEEK team from Arts et Métiers ParisTech in France placed first with a very well-fabricated Solvay logo, and the production of 3D printed PEEK samples that exhibited tensile strength in the z-axis that was comparable to that achieved by injection molding
- The Jugao team from Xi'an Jiaotong University in China earned second for 3D printing the most aesthetic Solvay logo
- In third, the Chloé Devillard team from Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 in France demonstrated outstanding creativity and innovation in resolving the technical challenges of printing tensile specimen in the z-axis without any support material