Cubic Ink® High Performance 1 series
Excellent firmness, stiffness, and heat resistance
Cubic Ink® High Performance 4er-Serie
This class of materials strikes a good balance between heat resistance and brittleness
Tough / Rigid
Rigid or impact-resistant properties depending on requirements
Flexible
Variable flexibility and hardness
  • Thermal form-stability Up to 193 °C (HDT B)
  • Thermal long-time stability 3.000 h at 120 °C
  • Ink stability at printing temperature > 7 days
  • Storage stability > 6 month
  • E-Modul 3,3 GPa
  • Tensile Strength 86 MPa
  • Elongation at Break 3.5%
  • Shore D 83
  • Compare to Carbon CE 221 and Envisiontec E-CE
  • Thermal form-stability 100 °C (HDT B)
  • E-Modul 3.0 GPa
  • Tensile Strength 66 MPa
  • Elongation at Break 6%
  • Flexural modulus 2.7 GPa
  • Tough: E-Modul 1100 GPa
  • Tough: Tensile Strength 25 MPa
  • Tough: Elongation at Break 45 %
  • Rigid: E-Modul 1800 GPa
  • Rigid: Tensile Strength 48 MPa
  • Rigid: Elongation at Break 4,5 %
  • Shore A 30: E-Modul < 5 GPa
  • Shore A 30: Tensile Strength 2 MPa
  • Shore A 30: Elongation at Break 200 %
  • Shore A 95: E-Modul < 50 GPa
  • Shore A 95: Tensile Strength 7 MPa
  • Shore A 30: Elongation at Break 130 %

Cubic Ink®: High-performance and multi-material capability: Cubic Ink® materials have revolutionized industrial inkjet 3D printing.

Fulfilling customer wishes, thinking ahead, or even exceeding customer requirements: With this aspiration, ALTANA has now developed new 3D printing materials for additive manufacturing in industry. We are setting new standards for industrial 3D printing. As one of the leading international specialty chemicals companies, ALTANA offers you highly innovative high-performance materials with previously unattained heat resistance and multi-material capability Prototyping and support materials round out our portfolio. And ALTANA is developing further materials for industry-compliant additive manufacturing to match your printing technology and meet your needs.

The special advantages of Cubic Ink®

Cooperation of competencies

Cubic Ink® 3D printing materials from ALTANA are created in close cooperation with innovative developers in additive manufacturing, including dp polar, which supplies the most productive inkjet 3D printer currently available for industry, the AMpolar® machine generation.As a pioneer in material development, ALTANA focuses on industrial application and customer value.

Multi-material capability as standard

With Cubic Ink®, ALTANA is offering the first inkjet high-performance materials with multi-material capability in additive manufacturing. The advantages? Different materials with different properties and the support material can now be printed in one continuous process. The multi-material capability increases productivity, cuts production costs, and gives rise to more flexibility in the industrial manufacture of 3D printed objects.

Added value through synergies

Cubic Ink® 3D printing materials, combined with high-performance printing systems such as the AMpolar® generation of machines from dp polar, increase the cost efficiency of additive manufacture, from prototyping to industrial series production. Only synergies between high-performance materials and hardware, service and consulting, can unlock the full performance potential.

High performance in three product groups

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High-performance materials

  • 011 series
  • 024 series

Cubic Ink® High Performance 1 series

Excellent firmness, stiffness, and heat resistance

The new benchmark for heat resistance and strength. This first new material of the Cubic Ink® High Performance 1 series impresses with unprecedented heat resistance of up to over 190 °C. Ideal for applications with hot liquids such as the engine compartment.

  • Unprecedented high HDT values
  • Stable performance characteristics
  • A cost-efficient alternative to injection molding
  • Cost reduction through multi-material capability
  • Efficiency enhancement: mechanical components with no need for assembly
Details

Cubic Ink® High Performance 4 series

This class of materials strikes a good balance between heat resistance and brittleness

  • Stable performance characteristics
  • Cost reduction through multi-material capability
  • Efficiency enhancement: mechanical components with no need for assembly
  • Maximum design freedom
Details
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Modeling materials

  • 01Tough / Rigid
  • 02Flexible
  • 03Clear

Tough / Rigid

Rigid or impact-resistant properties depending on requirements

Proven foundation: Cubic Ink® prototyping materials include resilient Cubic Ink® Tough Materials for robust applications.

  • Ideal for robust applications
  • Variable degree of hardness
  • Customizable impact-resistance properties
  • Extremely sharp details
Details

Flexible

Variable flexibility and hardness

Flexible materials for flexible additive manufacturing: Flexible prototyping materials are ideal for pliable and stretchable objects.

  • Ideal for organ models
  • Degree of hardness as required
  • Customizable impact-resistance properties
Details

Clear

Transparent and versatile

The translucent prototyping material is characterized by high transparency and can be individually adjusted through a variable refractive index.

  • Ideal for optical components
  • Variable refractive index
  • High transparency
Technical Datasheet Clear
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Support materials

  • 01Standard
  • 02Fast dissolving

Standard support material

Environmentally friendly and automatically removable

Cubic Ink® support materials are water-soluble and environmentally friendly, and can be removed automatically in a water bath without chemical solvents.

  • No chemical solvents required
  • Simple separation
  • Adjustable hardness and dissolution time
  • Enables high and reliable attention to detail
Technical Datasheet Standard

Fastest dissolving support material

Support ink developed for demanding geometries with minimum dissolving time in water and sufficient support function at the same time.

  • Ideal for geometries with narrow and long channels and/or delicate parts.
  • No chemical solvents required
  • Simple separation
  • Adjustable hardness and dissolution time
  • Enables high and reliable attention to detail
Technical Datasheet Fastest dissolving

Enhance efficiency and reduce
production costs at the same time

For more productivity in additive manufacturing: The first high-performance materials with multi-material capability

Three materials in one 3D printing process: Cubic Ink® opens up new possibilities for greater productivity in additive manufacturing. How does it work? See for yourself with our example object:

High-performance materials

Materials with special properties such as heat resistance are only placed where they are needed. This cuts material costs.

Modeling materials

The base material is printed in the same process. The material properties are less demanding, so the less expensive modeling material is sufficient here.

Support material

The support material has two functions. First, it supports the part during the 3D printing process. Second, it can separate mechanical components of the part. Once the support material is dissolved in water, the mechanics are fully functional. This cuts assembly costs.

Entire object

The result is a fully functional mechanical component. The multi-material capability and the resulting obviation of the need for assembly lead to a significant cost reduction per component. This applies in particular to systems with large print volumes, such as the AMpolar® machine generation from dp polar.

Benefit from our material expertise in additive manufacturing.

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