Category Archives: XSTRAND

Taking 3D printing to the extreme – fiber reinforced PA6 is up to 250% stronger than ABS

Owens Corning, a leader in commercial and industrial construction industries, has developed the XSTRAND™  of composite 3D printer filaments to meet the demands of industrial, functional prototyping. In our previous profile on Owens Corning’s glass-fiber reinforced polypropylene (GF30-PP) we saw how 3D printed prototypes could stand up to the elements in a case study from […]

Neues XSTRAND Filament von Owens Corning

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Owens Corning ist einer der führenden Lieferanten von Glasfaserverbundwerkstoffen. Das spiegelt sich auch im XSTRAND Filament wieder: Das Druckmaterial soll hohen Belastungen standhalten und ist für den industriellen Einsatz konzipiert.  Die neuen Filamente der XSTRAND Serie sind für FDM/FFF 3D-Drucker konzipiert. Die mechanische Eigenschaften sollen besser sein wie bei ABS oder ABS mit Glasfaserzusatz. So […]

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XSTRAND™ a new material for functional prototyping and tooling applications

Composite materials are leading the way for high-performance 3D printed prototypes. In tooling, electronics and automotive industries, businesses require materials that can withstand industrial-grade thermal, tensile and pressural tests. Owens Corning, a leading supplier of glass fiber for composites, has developed the XSTRAND™ line of fiberglass 3D printer filaments to fulfil manufacturing’s demand for functional […]

Owens Corning fiberglass reinforced 3D printing filament boosts performance

Functional prototypes are an important application for industrial 3D printing. Materials used in components for aircraft, automotive, electronics or sports – must be reliable and cost effective for product development. For lightweight, high strength parts, the kind you’d find in F1 cars or the core-composites of snowboards, fiber reinforcements are a standout solution. Owens Corning, […]