3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, can directly fabricate three-dimensional parts through the sequential layer stacking of materials.

3D printing covers a wide range of fields including biomedicine, mechanical engineering, electronics, and integrated circuits.

Haydale’s functionalised graphene is processed into a masterbatch to create reels of Supertough and Conductive PLA filament.

The mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of the nanomaterial enhanced PLA filaments can be tailored to meet the needs of different applications and markets, including:

  • Rapid prototyping of more durable components, that are higher performance and more cost effective than standard PLA filaments.
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). This unique capacitive coding technology links printed media to smart device with the advantages of anti-counterfeiting and document security and can be applied to curved surfaces and foil packaging.
  • Pressure Sensors. Flexible, printable, graphene-based sensor systems that can measure and collect high quality impact and pressure data.
  • Biomedical Devices. Used to print test strips in the self-diagnostic biomedical sensor device market for diabetes monitoring.
  • 3D Printed Circuits. Uses to create touch sensors to turn on/off light switches, automatic door openers using a hand in front of the sensor.

PLA filaments for 3D printing are available to order as 1.75mm diameter and 2.85mm diameter filament on 750g reels.