Everything You Need to Know about Apollo X

Apollo X is emerging to be the new darling filament of the 3D printing industry. This modified ASA-based 3D printing filament is used for high-strength and performance engineering applications, such as outdoor and automotive projects. What makes Apollo X stand out from the rest? Here are beginner facts about the Apollo X filaments:

Apollo X sticks to various print surfaces.

You don’t have to worry about warping or curling when using the Apollo X as it adheres to various types of print surfaces. This 3D printing filament impressively sticks to PET tape, EasyPad, Kapton tape, and heated glass tape. Its excellent adhesion means that Apollo X guarantees zero-warping and flawless print accuracy.

Apollo X is relatively easy to print with

As long as you follow the manufacturer’s temperature recommendations, the Apollo X 3D printing filament is easy to use. You don’t have to be surprised with printing mishaps in the midst of printing as the Apollo X displays consistent thermal stability and smooth filament flow.

Apollo X is impervious to the harsh elements of the environment

The Apollo X is UV and weather-resistant, so it can be used for high-wear outdoor models and parts that require durability. This 3D printing filament can also be used for automotive applications due to its high strength and heat-resistance properties.

Apollo X is safe to be used for drink and food containers.

Despite its industrial toughness, the Apollo X is also compliant with food and drink-contact standards of the FDA. It is a testament to the versatility of Apollo X to be used for a wide range of industries.

Aside from its usual applications, Apollo X can also be used to make medical prosthetics

As part of the “Enabling the Future” initiative, makers of the Apollo X, Formfutura undertook the challenge of making the K1 prosthetic hand model. Balancing form and function, this model is difficult to create due to the complexities of its construction. They found a way to put all the parts together and determine the print settings through Simplify3D. The detailed run-through of the K1 hand printing process can be found here.

(Photo credit: Formfutura blog)

Apollo X is part of the next-generation 3D printing filaments that are taking the 3D printing technology up a notch. If you want to get a feel for it, you can order a sample of the Apollo X here. For more information and printing-related questions, you can contact us through email at x3d@x3d.com.au.

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