WEBINAR: Printing with Polypropylene Pellets – Benefits and Applications

Published on June 13, 2022 by Madeleine P.

More and more companies are considering taking advantage of the benefits of pellet 3D printing. As some of the greatest challenges facing companies are the material limitations associated with filament production, the interest in using pellets instead has been increasing over the past few years. Due to this, new materials specially designed for pellet 3D printing have been designed, such as polypropylene.

Polypropylene is the most used polymer in industry; yet it is rarely used in additive manufacturing. This is because it is a challenging material when to work with in FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) or FGF (Fused Granular Fabrication). This is notably due to poor adhesion between layers and the tendency for the material to warp. However, these can be overcome with the development of an ecosystem formed by products specially designed to be used in 3D printing together with printing parameter optimization and technical support service to help printers to achieve the best printing results while minimizing time and effort.

In the webinar, “Printing with Polypropylene Pellets: Benefits and Applications,” attendees were able to learn about this ecosystem and new trends related to PP in 3D printing. Experts from Repsol, IT3D and Lowpoly discussed the development of polypropylene materials for granule printing. Watch the replay below!


Eva Garcia Biosca is an Advisor Engineer at Repsol Química S.A.. She graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Instituto Quimico de Sarrià of Barcelona and has more than 20 years experience in Research and Development projects in Repsol. Notably, her fields of expertise include polymer process and optimization, innovation and new products development.

Dr. Toni Iborra graduated in Chemistry from the University of Valencia (UVEG), with stays in the University of Manchester (UK) and Pontificia Catholic University of Argentina (UCA). He holds an MBA in the specialty of International Finances and Investments by the University of North Carolina. He began his research career at the University of Southampton, where he obtained his PhD in Chemistry for his research based on materials with photocatalytic properties and where he also carried out teaching activities. He has presented his work at national and international congresses (University of Oxford, E-MRS Strasbourg), as well as published peer-reviewed articles in first quartile scientific journals. He is a lecturer at the Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV) and Professor in Chemistry at Florida State University (FSU) teaching Chemistry I / II & Experimental Lab. Since 2021, he has lead the commercial strategy and positioning of the NovaSpider Project at IT3D GROUP.

Gianluca Pugliese is a specialist in 3D printing. In 2018 he founded LOWPOLY in Madrid, a company dedicated to sustainability in the field of large format 3D printing, researching and developing new technologies and sustainable materials. He specializes in retail, decoration and interior designing projects for various international brands. Additionally, he is the teacher of 3d printing and digital craft at IED Madrid, LCI Barcelona and IE Business School. In 2014 he exhibited at the Venice Biennale In 2018 he was a consultant for UNESCO Mexico. In 2020, he co-authored along with Diego Cuevas the book “Advanced 3D printing with Grasshopper. And finally, in 2022 he was named the Italian Design Ambassador.

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