Since our aspiration is to be the world’s most trusted insulation partner providing high-performing insulation solutions, we connected with multinational company Formlabs, a designer and manufacturer of professional 3D printing hardware, software, and materials for prototyping and production.
In a joint project, we managed to develop a unique insulation solution for their new model of 3D printers - Fuse1. Rock mineral woll in ECOSE® Technology, manufactured in Novi Marof (Croatia) represents the core material, which is additionally cut to the made-to-measure pieces to be a perfect fit to the Fuse1 3D printer in our own converting unit in Ajdovščina (Slovenia).
Our ECOSE® Technology mineral wool was a Formlabs' first choice due to the use of a revolutionary binder with no added formaldehyde and because it is predominantly based on natural, organic raw materials. The composition of mineral wool with Ecose Technology also results in a lower environmental impact, demonstrated in a number of indicators in the Life Cycle Assessment (including Global Warming Potential and energy compared to our traditional mineral wool), which was of central importance for the customer.
But there are also plenty of benefits that our mineral wool brings to the 3D printer itself – the incorporation of our insulation solutions reduces the noise caused during 3D printer operation, protects the very sensitive electronic components inside the 3D printer and prevents the overheating of the Fuse 1. “Industrial power that scales”.