XANTAR® LDS for rapid prototyping

Supporting the design stage of new potential 3D-MID (Molded Interconnect Devices) products and obtain new levels of flexibility for feasibility studies with the versatile XANTAR® LDS materials, Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics (MEP) developed and introduced a Xantar® LDS portfolio suitable for Additive Manufacturing (3D-printing, 3DP) all based on the current Injection moulding portfolio.
The Additive manufacturing technology used to print Xantar LDS is Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF). With fused filament fabrication FFF, design changes can be numerous. FFF allows one to use affordable printers, thus enabling much cheaper design iterations, further accelerating time to market and lowering overall operational costs such as prototype tools for injection molding.

Advantages of innovative 3DP-LDS technology:

  • Using the same LDS material from rapid prototyping into an actual moulded part
  • Similar functionality in prototype and final part; e.g. similar antenna performance
  • Enabling much cheaper and faster design iterations
  • Rapid prototyping via 3D printing on a low cost open source printer is possible

Filaments are available on a 750 gram reel (dry < 2000 ppm), with diameters of 1.75 mm or 2.85 mm.

In those situations, where our portfolio may not immediately meet your needs, contact our Technical Centre staff, to discuss the options beyond standard listings.