ADDITIVE COMPOSITE AND ADD NORTH 3D DEVELOP 3D PRINTING FILAMENT WITH NEUTRON SHIELDING CAPABILITIES

3D Printing Industry | 1/29/2020 | Anas Essop
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Swedish 3D printing material developers Additive Composite Uppsala and Add North 3D have collaborated to develop a polymer composite material for radiation shielding applications.

The material, named Addbor N25, is a combination of boron carbide and nylon, and has been developed and produced as filament optimized for 3D printing. The radiation shielding capabilities are provided by the boron carbide element, which provides effective absorption against neutrons. Additive Composite explains that the material can therefore be useful in research facilities, in the nuclear industry or other places that use radiation sources. Addbor N25 is available for purchase from the Additive Composite website from 9,500 SEK (988 USD)/750g.

Adam - Engberg - CEO - Additive - Composite

Adam Engberg, CEO of Additive Composite, commented that “Additive manufacturing is changing how many products are being designed and produced. We believe that Addbor N25 contributes to this development and helps both industry and large research facilities to replace toxic materials that could eventually contaminate the environment.”

“OUR NEW PRODUCT IS THE FIRST IN A RANGE OF RADIATION SHIELDING MATERIALS THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY DEVELOPING.”

Addbor - N25 - Filament - Photo - Additive

The Addbor N25 filament. Photo via Additive Composite.

Established in 2018, Additive Composite aims to create new solutions for research and commercial applications leveraging additive manufacturing. Based in Uppsala, a city near the Swedish capital of Stockholm, the company’s main focus surrounds the development and commercialization of composites for additive manufacturing.

Materials - Company - Manufacturing - Service - Users

With its developed materials, the company also provides an additive manufacturing service for users to produce single custom components as well as small-to-medium sized batches. Additive Composite’s composite material selection choice includes gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) composites, tungsten composites and more.

Add North 3D, on the other hand, is a filament manufacturer primarily concerned with producing sustainable plastics like PLA which is made from renewable resources like corn starch. Some of the company’s bioplastic research is funded by Swedish governmental...
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