LEON3D is a company based in León (Spain) specialized in engineering and manufacturing of 3D printing equipment that, over the last few months, has been working on the development of the new filament that they present to us today, a product created to be used in printers with FFF technology based on ABS but what lacks warping. Undoubtedly great news that is more than interesting since this material will allow the creation of pieces with better mechanical properties such as high resistance to impact, friction, dimensional precision, high resolution and low warping.
As a detail, remind you that the dreaded warping effect is basically the shrinkage that plastic undergoes as it cools and that can cause it to detach from its base on some occasions or directly deform the piece in different geometries, especially in the overhangs.
LEON3D presents a new ABS filament without warping effect.
In order to develop this new material and that its application in 3D printers does not involve any type of change or update at the machine level, the guys from LEON3D have had to modify the formulations to add and enhance the characteristics of the thermoplastic thus providing it with antiwarping properties. Undoubtedly a meticulous work that not only implies that you have to work at the most basic level in the creation of a filament, but many hours of testing to achieve the optimal result.
As a detail, just tell you that today, ABS is one of the plastics most used in industrial 3D printing projects. This filament is usually made up of three different types of monomers, butadiene, styrene, and acrylonitrile. By modifying the relationship between the different types of monomers, it has been possible to create materials with a wide range of properties to be used in a wide variety of applications.