January 21, 2019 vlado

New 3D Printing (PP) Composite for Auto Parts

What a great way to kick off the new year as Tradiebot start trials on a new PP (Polypropylene) composite filament specially developed for 3D printing auto parts and direct 3D printing repairs on plastic components. Credit to our research team behind the exciting development.  In the last 18 months our lead materials scientists, Dr Mostafa Nikzad at Swinburne University of Technology, has developed the specialised formula that meets the process and performance characteristics for an automotive application. This exciting new additive manufacturing advancement will allow repair and bespoke production of a range of plastic automotive parts and is a vital part of our IMCRC sponsored RepairBot Project lead by Dr Mats Isaksson. Tradiebot COO Jason Miller said it’s a great achievement and a good example of the exciting developments we’ll be making progress on at Tradiebot this year.