Evonik has introduced two new copolyester powders available in white or black and suitable for use in common powder-based 3D printing technologies, such as selective laser sintering. At processing temperatures, the flow characteristics of the formulations are said to be impressive, allowing manufacturers to make efficient use of the full installation height of the powder bed during the 3D printing process. Compared to other flexible materials available on the market for SLS, the new, ready-to-use PEBA powders remain tough and flexible after printing, with no sacrifice in surface quality, the company said. Applications range from athletic equipment, such as individual protectors for extreme athletes, to sophisticated technical components and functional design objects. The new powder materials are scheduled for market launch in Q1/2020. Evonik will present the new materials at Formnext 2019 (hall 12.1, stand C71).