VOODOO MANUFACTURING INTRODUCES NEW MATERIALS, PET-G AND RIGID TPU, TO ENABLE THE PRODUCTION OF FUNCTIONAL PARTS
Now 3D printing with PET-G and Rigid TPU, Voodoo expands it’s services for customers looking to create functional and mechanical parts at scale
Brooklyn, NY -- MAY 29, 2018 -- Voodoo Manufacturing (www.voodoomfg.com) announced today the introduction of Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PET-G) and Rigid Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), two new materials available now through the Brooklyn-based 3D printing factory. PET-G's chemical and temperature resistance make it useful for mechanical parts as well as food and medical applications. Rigid TPU is suitable for parts with constant wear and impact, including braces, fasteners, replacement washers and phone cases. Customers can order parts through Voodoo's website, sales team, or integrate their ready-to-sell products online with Fulfilled by Voodoo.
For the past 3 years, Voodoo has offered PLA almost exclusively, making it difficult for customers with high-performance material requirements to use the platform. Now, with the introduction of PET-G and Rigid TPU, Voodoo can expand to a wider market reaching applications in robotics, aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, and beyond. The company is already starting to use these materials to build components for their own robotic 3D printing factory. PET-G and Rigid TPU are just the beginning of Voodoo's plan to continuously introduce new materials and capabilities.
"We're excited to launch these new materials because they bring us one step closer to competing head on with injection molding for production-grade parts," said Max Friefeld, CEO and Co-Founder at Voodoo Manufacturing. "With these new materials, we are able to reach new audiences, especially customers with engineering projects that have higher temperature and durability requirements."
At Voodoo, the company prints both PET-G and Rigid TPU using the same fused deposition modeling (FDM) processes they use for it's PLA and Semi-Flex materials. Customers can select from PET-G filament in black, white or cool gray and Rigid TPU filament in black or white, while custom colors can also be sourced by contacting Voodoo directly.
Over the last few months, Voodoo has worked closely with customers to pilot test the new materials, including JASPER Engines, who used PET-G to make protective covers for magnetic timing wheels used in their camshaft assemblies. Jasper is a company that remanufacturers gas and diesel engines, transmissions, and other motors and parts. Voodoo worked with Jasper to optimize the parts to withstand multiple cycles of heat and chemical treatments during a rigorous cleaning process.
More information about Voodoo's 3D Printing and Fulfillment Services can be found at https://voodoomfg.com/3d-printing-services.
To learn more about the New Materials, please visit https://voodoomfg.com/materials.