The Endeavor Way

Where Innovation meets Responsibility

At the core of our mission lies a commitment to sustainable practices and ethical sourcing. We believe that every step along the additive manufacturing process should embrace this effort, including the materials we use.
Partnering with industry leader Arkema, we are proud to offer 3D printing materials that not only meet the highest standards of quality and performance but also align with our values of sustainability. Arkema is renowned for their dedication to sustainable initiatives, from reducing carbon emissions to promoting circular economy practices. By sourcing our materials from these trusted partners, we ensure that every print produced with Endeavor 3D converts raw materials to high-quality, functional parts with minimal waste.

From Plant to 3D Printed Material

Advanced Bio-Circular Material

Polyamide (PA11) is a high-performance polymer known for its excellent chemical resistance, ability to withstand a wide-range of temperatures, and high dimensional stability.

High Performance:

“The unique 11-carbon semi-crystalline structure yields an impressive balance of properties” says Krysten, Business Development Scientist at Arkema. This allows PA11 to hold a low density profile, while maintaining good wear and chemical resistance.

Tensile Strength, Max Load

7542 psi using the ASTM D638 testing method

High and Low Temperature Performance

-40°C / +130°C

Shore Hardness D Rating

80

Photo courtesy of Arkema

Bio-Based:

Produced from a renewable source, PA11 is derived from castor beans which have a highly favorable sustainability profile. The beans are crushed to make around 45% oil and 55% cake (fertilizer).
What does that mean for the surrounding environment?
This makes it a profitable solution for local farmers looking for a crop that is easy to trade and can take advantage of marginal soils. The farming process eliminates the need for deforestation and has 70% less biogenic and biomethane impact compared to fossil-based polyamides.

Sustainable Farming:

With 80% of the world’s castor being grown in Gujarat, India, Arkema made it an initiative to start the Pragati Initiative: a project that enables sustainable castor crop production.

As a result:

More than 74,500 tons

of certified castor beans cultivated from 2017 to 2023

Over 7,850 Farmers

have been trained, audited, and certified

Water Consumption

lowered by approximately 21%

Photo courtesy of Arkema

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