Cubic Ink®:
High-performance and multi-material capability

Cubic Ink® materials are revolutionizing the industrial inkjet 3D printing.

Fulfilling customer wishes, thinking ahead, or even exceeding customer requirements: with this aspiration, ALTANA has now developed new 3D printing materials for additive manufacturing in industry.

We are setting new standards for industrial 3D printing. As one of the leading international specialty chemicals companies, ALTANA offers you highly innovative high-performance materials with previously unattained heat resistance and multi-material capability. Prototyping and support materials round out our portfolio. And ALTANA is developing further materials for industry-compliant additive manufacturing to match your printing technology and meet your needs. 

The special advantages of Cubic Ink®

Cooperation of competencies

Cubic Ink® 3D printing materials from ALTANA are created in close cooperation with innovative developers in additive manufacturing, including dp polar, which supplies the most productive inkjet 3D printer currently available for industry, the AMpolar® machine generation. As a pioneer in material development, ALTANA focuses on industrial application and customer value.

Multi-material capability as standard

With Cubic Ink®, ALTANA is offering the first inkjet high-performance materials with multi-material capability in additive manufacturing. The advantages? Different materials with different properties and the support material can now be printed in one continuous process. The multi-material capability increases productivity, cuts production costs, and gives rise to more flexibility in the industrial manufacture of 3D printed objects.

Added value through synergies

Cubic Ink® 3D printing materials, combined with high-performance printing systems such as the AMpolar® generation of machines from dp polar, increase the cost efficiency of additive manufacture, from prototyping to industrial series production. Only synergies between high-performance materials and hardware, service and consulting, can unlock the full performance potential. 

High performance in three product groups

High-performance materials

Thermal form-stabilityUp to 190 °C (HDT B)
Thermal long-time stability3.000 h at 120 °C
Ink stability at printing temperature> 7 days
Storage stability> 6 month
E-Modul3.4 GPa
Tensile Strength86 MPa
Elongation at Break3.5%
Shore D83
Compare toCarbons CE 221 and Envisiontecs E-CE


Technical Datasheet

Prototyping materials

Support materials

Enhance efficiency and reduce production costs at the same time

For more productivity in additive manufacturing: The first high-performance materials with multi-material capability

Three materials in one 3D printing process: Cubic Ink® opens up new possibilities for greater productivity in additive manufacturing. How does it work? See for yourself with our example object:

High-performance materials

Materials with special properties such as heat resistance are only placed where they are needed. This cuts material costs.

Prototyping materials

The base material is printed in the same process. The material properties are less demanding, so the less expensive prototyping material is sufficient here.

Support material

The support material has two functions. First, it supports the part during the 3D printing process. Second, it can separate mechanical components of the part. Once the support material is dissolved, the mechanics are fully functional. This cuts assembly costs.

Entire object

The result is a fully functional mechanical component. The multi-material capability and the resulting obviation of the need for assembly lead to a significant cost reduction per component. This applies in particular to systems with large print volumes, such as the AMpolar® machine generation from dp polar.

Benefit from our material expertise in additive manufacturing.

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