ProMatte exhibits a surface finish that minimizes the visual layering appearance inherent to 3D printing. Parts have a production-quality finish, right off the print bed.
San Leandro, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2016
Type A Machines® the market leader in manufacturing-ready Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printers, today announced ProMatte™ by Type A Machines, a new 3D printing polymer designed for prototyping and final production of 3D printed parts. Developed in collaboration with filament manufacturer Polymaker™, ProMatte introduces industrial designers, artists and engineers to a lightweight, workable, and incredibly beautiful new material.
Based on a unique manufacturing process, ProMatte exhibits a surface finish that minimizes the visual layering appearance inherent to 3D printing. Parts have a production-quality finish, right off the print bed, with no post-processing necessary, a finish previously unattainable with existing filament. In addition, ProMatte parts are approximately one-third lighter than those printed using standard PLA - while maintaining a high strength-to-weight ratio. Prints are more flexible and malleable than PLA, and thus will bend more before breaking. ProMatte can therefore be used in applications where weight savings are a critical design requirement.
Unlike the vast majority of 3D print materials, ProMatte parts are highly workable; they can be sanded to a highly smooth surface, carved, or even tumbled to remove artifacts producing a smooth, soft feeling part.
“With a revolutionary material like ProMatte, we answer the question of how to improve quality in a way no-one else has done before,” said Andrew Rutter, Type A Machines’ Founder and CTO. “ProMatte changes the way people think about 3D printing.”
ProMatte is available immediately on the Type A Machines store in Black Matte and Ivory White Matte. It retails for $58USD per spool - 500g/230 meters. As ProMatte is 30% lighter than standard PLA, it is sold by length as well as weight.
About Type A Machines:
Type A Machines, Inc. designs and manufactures the Series 1™ and Series 1 Pro™ 3D printers, and the industry-first Print Pod™, a centrally-managed manufacturing solution scalable up to 60 individual Series 1 3D printers. The Print Pod delivers a parallel production solution at lower cost-per-part than injection molding, and is ideal for print farms, low volume production, labs, classrooms, and other heavy printing environments. An industry pioneer, Type A Machines continues to deliver the future of manufacturing to customers, today.
Polymaker LLC is a leader in the manufacturing of high performance materials for 3D printing. Their line of materials includes PC-Plus™, PolyMax™, PolyPlus™, PolySupport™, PolyFlex™, and PolyWood™.
Polymaker takes pride in their quality control. They do not wish to simply adhere to current standards, but aim to raise them to a new level for filaments in the 3D printing community. This level of care and control has not been seen within the industry to date.
Polymaker has operations in three locations around the globe - manufacturing in China, operations in the Netherlands, and their primary distribution hub in New York, USA.
Type A Machines, the Type A Machines logo, Series 1, Series 1 Pro, and ProMatte are trademarks of Type A Machines. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.