Benefits of Pellet Extrusion
Pellet extrusion 3D printing enables the use of affordable feedstocks, often at 10X reduction in cost compared to filament.
Faster Print Times
High deposition rates ranging from 1lb – 30lbs per hour with pellet extrusion 3D printing means faster print times, enabling large parts to be printed in days instead of weeks.
More Material Options
Pellet extrusion 3D printing opens up a world of material options, with hundreds of formulations available ranging from low durometer (soft) to high performance and highly filled resins such as carbon fiber and glass fiber.
Polymer Pellet Feedstocks
Flexible Durometers ranging down to 26 Shore A TPE TPU TPC PEBA (flexible nylon)
Standard Commodity thermoplastics PLA ABS PETG ASA PP
High Performance CF/GF ABS PC CF/GF PC Nylons CF/GF Nylons CF/GF PEKK CF/GF PEI CF/GF PPS PSU
Examples of Pellet Extrusion Production Parts
Composite Layup Tool | Aerospace
- Material: LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ AM EC004APQ compound pellets (ULTEM™ with 20% carbon fiber).
- Material Partner: SABIC
- Part Weight: 20 lbs
- Print Time: 12 hours
Soluble Core Duct Mold | Aerospace/Automotive
- Material: AquaSys® 180 water soluble pellets
- Material Partner: Infinite™ Material Solutions
Electrical Box Housing | Marine
- Material: Polypropylene pellets
- Material Partner: Braskem
Through Braskem’s partnership with 3D Systems, we have combined competencies in machine development and polymer design to introduce a unique product to the market. It is our goal to continue to listen to the needs of our clients and evolve our 3D product portfolio to best support the value chain. We look forward to our continued collaboration.—Jason Vagnozzi, Braskem Additive Manufacturing Leader, North America
Printers Compatible with this Material:
EXT 1070 Titan Pellet
3D Systems’ flagship pellet extrusion printer capable of printing medium-to-large format parts, featuring a build volume of 1070mm x 1070mm x 1219mm (42" x 42" x 48").
EXT 1270 Titan Pellet
3D Systems’ largest 3D printer capable of printing full-scale parts up to 6 feet tall with direct pellet-fed 3D printing.