Our recent partnership with XG Sciences puts Terrafilum on the leading edge of a 3D printing/additive manufacturing revolution. Here’s all you need to know about graphene-enhanced filament, our latest product…

What is graphene?

Graphene is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. It is the building-block of Graphite (which is used, among others things, in pencil tips), but graphene is a remarkable substance on its own – with a multitude of astonishing properties which repeatedly earn it the title “wonder material”.

graphene atom

Graphene sheet courtesy of Fabbaloo

What are graphene nanoplatelets?

xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets are ultrathin carbonic particles that may also be thought of as small stacks of graphene sheets made through proprietary manufacturing processes. They are produced in various grades, which vary by average particle thickness, and average particle diameters. xGnP® graphene nanoplatelets are especially applicable for enhancing polymeric or metallic composites, or in coatings or other formulations where particular electrical, thermal, barrier or mechanical performance is desired by our customers.

What are the multi-function performance benefits of graphene?

XG Science’s unique manufacturing processes are non-oxidizing, so their materials have a pristine graphitic surface of carbon atoms with great planarity which makes them especially suitable for applications requiring a combination of performance enhancements in a single material. This enables manufacturers to shift from inert objects with functional components as well. A HUGE leap.

What are some applications of graphene filament when combined with other materials in 3D printing?

The following is a list from Graphene-Info, The Graphene Experts website:

When will your graphene-enhanced filament be available for purchase?

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