Understanding the Role of a Filament Pelletiser
Pelletising plays an important role in polymer production and processing. Choosing the right filament pelletising system for your required application is very important. This is why the Noztek filament pelletiser has been designed. The pelletiser can be used for a wide range of different processing methods – such as compounding, masterbatch production, processing of recycled materials and for producing composite reinforced materials.
The potential of a filament pelletiser is extraordinary. We spent a long time developing and refining ours because we knew what a big difference it could make to such a wide variety of businesses out there.
Here, we share what we have learned about the power of a filament Pelletiser since we began our work with ours, in the hope that it inspires our community into using theirs to its’ full potential.
Creating your own reinforced, engineering-grade materials.
By adding structural reinforcing fibres to existing materials you can improve the durability, flexibility, resistance to deformation, chemical resistance along with many many other properties.
For example, adding Carbon Fibre to ABS offers excellent dimensional stability, fortitude and amazing surface finishes. These composites are renowned for their outstanding strength and stiffness. Carbon fibers themselves are incredibly thin, lightweight, and excitingly they possess excellent tensile strength. When integrated into a polymer matrix, such as ABS or PEEK, carbon fiber reinforces the material, resulting in exceptional structural integrity and resistance to deformation. This makes carbon fiber composites ideal for applications where lightweight, high-strength components are crucial, such as aerospace, automotive, and sports equipment
As another example, by reinforcing nylon with glass fiber, you can create an engineering-grade material that has excellent mechanical and thermal properties. This friction-resistant composite is particularly significant for the automotive industry where parts must withstand much weightbearing and wear.
Other combinations can create flexible; water-resistant; flame retardant; conductive or even magnetic composite. By using a Pelletiser to mix these composites, you open possibilities for practically endless tailored materials for specific applications.
This really is composite alchemy.
The Noztek Pelletiser
Our revolutionaly Pelletiser, with its stainless steel body and super hardened steel cutting blades, can handle a very wide range of materials, while maintaining sterile environments.
One of the key advantages of the Noztek Pelletiser is its cost-effectiveness. By enabling the mixing of composite materials in-house, manufacturers can save significantly on material costs compared to purchasing pre-mixed composites. This compact yet solid desktop Pelletiser allows for the utilization of less expensive base polymers while achieving desired material properties through the incorporation of highly technical reinforcing fibers.
Moreover, the Noztek Pelletiser offers the advantage of flexibility in composite formulation. Manufacturers have the freedom to experiment with various ratios of reinforcing fibers, tailoring the composites to meet specific application requirements. This versatility allows for the optimization of mechanical properties, such as strength, stiffness, and impact resistance, based on the intended use of the 3D-printed objects.
Large-Scale Composite Pellet Manufacturing with the Noztek Pelletiser
In addition to its role in facilitating the blending of composite materials for 3D printing, the Noztek Pelletiser also serves as a powerful tool for large-scale composite pellet manufacturing. This capability opens up new avenues for businesses seeking to produce composite pellets for various purposes, whether for internal use, distribution, or further composite material experimentation.
Advantages of Large-Scale Composite Pellet Manufacturing
- Product Distribution:
Composite pellets produced using the Noztek Pelletiser can be packaged and distributed to other businesses or manufacturers in need of composite materials. This opens up opportunities for partnerships, collaborations, and market expansion.
- Efficiency and Cost-effectiveness
By using filament waste or excess filament, the Noztek Pelletiser reduces material wastage, making the process more cost-effective. Additionally, large-scale pellet production streamlines operations and increases overall productivity.
The ability to recycle and reuse composite pellets, whether in-house or externally, contributes to sustainability efforts by minimizing waste and promoting a circular economy.
- Material Customization:
Businesses can experiment with different combinations of materials, reinforcing fibers, or additives to create custom composite pellets tailored to specific application requirements. This flexibility allows for the development of unique composite formulations with desired properties. Your product will become unique in the market.
Leading by Example
Noztek have been using our Pelletiser to level up our offerings, as this special machine allows us to mix seemingly endless composites for our bespoke robotic printing service Additive Alchemy
We use a modified KUKA robot to fulful our customers designs, in the composite of their choice.
Ready for a Pelletiser to open the doors to your innovation and growth?
If you’re already the owner of Noztek extruders, and other supporting mahines, the Noztek Pelletiser will fit perfectly into your line up. Even if you were to use other brands, it will serve as an invaluable addition alongside other machines.
You can now also purchase our Pelletiser as part of a Full Extruding System