Carbon Unveils New Flame-Retardant Resin

Carbon EPX 86FR photopolymer resin offers a combination of flame retardance, functional toughness, high strength and long-term stability.

Carbon EPX 86FR photopolymer resin offers a combination of flame retardance, functional toughness, high strength and long-term stability.

EPX 86FR photopolymer resin can help cut development time and tooling costs for end-use parts, functional prototypes and tools that require flame-retardant and self-extinguishing features. Image courtesy of Carbon.


Carbon is expanding capabilities of its idea-to-production platform by introducing the new EPX 86FR, a flame-retardant photopolymer resin that uses Carbon's dual-cure process. This follows the recent announcement of the M3 Series printers and availability of the Carbon Design Engine.

 

EPX 86FR photopolymer resin that offers flame retardance, functional toughness, high strength and long-term stability. It can help reduce development time and tooling costs for end-use parts, functional prototypes and tools that require flame-retardant and self-extinguishing features, such as housings, brackets and connectors in the automotive and industrial sectors. 

“EPX 86FR was created for critical industries and markets that require a V-0 flame rating, high performance mechanical properties, and smooth surface quality in a reliable, consistent, and high throughput printing platform,” says Jason Rolland, senior vice president of Materials at Carbon. 

Key features and applications of EPX 86FR include:

  • Works well to create end use parts, functional prototypes, and manufacturing tools for consumer, automotive, and industrial applications that require UL 94 V-0 or FAR 25.853(a) ratings with flame-retardant and self-extinguishing features 
  • Similar properties, including functional toughness and temperature stability, to Carbon's high-strength epoxy-based engineering material, EPX 82 
  • EPX 86FR produces functional and end-use parts with surface quality, accuracy and repeatability. 

Target applications of EPX 86FR include: electronics device battery housings, fans, circuit board covers, automotive battery cases, brackets, covers, fasteners, cable clips and connectors. 

EPX 86FR is available to ship in North America, Europe and the UK and is compatible with Carbon M1, M2, M3, M3 Max and L1 printers. For more information and technical data, click here. 

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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