Jabil introduced a complete solution for creating, integrating and validating custom-engineered materials for additive manufacturing. The availability of Jabil Engineered Materials reinforcesthe company’s further adoption of 3D printing to produce functional parts for diverse and unique customer applications, including the healthcare market.
Jabil is using its history in materials science innovation to advance the additive manufacturing market forward and produce custom materials in weeks—not months. These materials are integrated into the company’s ecosystem of 3D printers and processes to transform a new generation of additive manufacturing applications, including those for heavily regulated industries.
Jabil will evaluate, qualify and validate materials alongside certified machines and processes as part of an integrated MPM solution that matches specific part performance with application requirements. This comprehensive approach ensures greater availability of unique materials while reducing time-to-market and cost to produce the highest quality parts.
Jabil has also opened a Materials Innovation Center in Minnesota to deliver complete 3DP solutions under one roof, encompassing polymer formulations, compound development and ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) certification. Additive manufacturing engineers, chemists, materials scientists and production experts consult with customers, leverage Jabil’smaterials science innovations and oversee each step of making custom powders and filaments.
The rapid iteration and certified production of these engineered materials will provide customers with a faster path from prototyping to production than currently available. Value-added attributes include reinforced, flame retardant, conductive, lubricated, Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) and other engineered characteristics. A full range of services also are available, including compounding, extrusion and powder creation as well as complete system integration on standard, open source platforms supported by Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and High-Speed Sintering (HSS) equipment.
Jabil Engineered Materials will be available starting this month through distribution partners, including Chase Plastics and Channel Prime Alliance. Print profiles for Jabil Engineered Materials also will be available through Ultimaker Cura software with links to Jabil’s distribution partners.