Arkema, a pioneer and leader in high-performance materials for 3D printing, continues its development in additive manufacturing as it announces new 3D printing material innovations at the Rapid + TCT show in Chicago, US. Arkema group will also showcase their latest partnerships that enables them to provide innovative new solutions for the major 3D printing technologies.
Arkema Group will also present their most recent collaborations, which enable them to provide innovative new solutions for the major 3D printing technologies.
To meet the growing demand for lightweight materials, the Group is committed to collaborating with new partners to develop novel, more efficient materials that offer new perspectives in applications with high technical requirements.
Arkema’s Sartomer business provides an integrated portfolio of UV-curable 3D printing solutions through its N3xtDimension® range. Custom formulations have been added to the product line, which has been bolstered by the recent acquisition of Colorado Photopolymer Solutions. It also includes engineered resins for targeted performance, as well as a diverse portfolio of building blocks and additives, such as specialty monomers, oligomers, cationic resins, and photoinitiators, to optimize formulation properties.
New Custom 3D Printing Materials for UV-curing
- N3D-TOUGH 784: High-strength material with excellent tensile strength and flexibility
- HT-511: Tough high-temperature resin
- DMT-303: Performance resin designed to print accurate dental models
- IC-163: Casting resin for printing high-resolution, high-detail parts that burn out cleanly
- LF-053: All acrylic 355nm SLA resin for prototyping small to medium parts
Arkema recently acquired Agiplast, a company specializing in the regeneration of high performance polymers and recycling operations, through its High Performance Polymers business. Arkema has already launched its Virtucycle® program in collaboration with Agiplast, with the goal of developing loops for the collection of 3D printing waste powders as well as 3D part scrap, which will be regenerated as high quality recycled polymers. Arkema will become the first fully integrated high performance polymer manufacturer to offer both bio-based and recycled materials as a result of this acquisition.
Award-winning Advanced Bio-Circular Materials For Powder Bed Fusion
- Pebax® Rnew® Invent 35 powders: Thermoplastic elastomer made from bio-based, sustainable raw material with superior lightness, strength and energy return
- Blue Care PA11 powders: Based on Rilsan® Invent PA11, developed and commercialized by Fabulous, this material is blue in the mass and has been certified for Food Contact Application
New Extrusion 3D Printing Material
- KEPSTAN® PEKK-SC: A high-temperature filament developed and commercialized by Kimya, easy to print, for manufacturing semi-crystalline parts such as seals with exceptional mechanical properties and chemical resistance
“At Arkema, we are constantly developing new technologies to address current and future additive manufacturing industry opportunities. As our portfolio of materials for 3D printing applications grows, we are partnering with cutting-edge leaders in the field to deliver custom material solutions for the ever-growing range of end-use applications. We are eager to meet with our customers and partners, and to share our latest innovations at Rapid + TCT.”– Sumeet Jain, Senior Director of 3D Printing Worldwide at Arkema
Arkema is exhibiting at Rapid + TCT 2021, Sept. 13 to 15 in Chicago at booth E7041. At the exhibition, new products to be introduced include UV-curable custom formulations from the N3xtDimension® brand, Fused Filament Fabrication innovations from the Kepstan® PEKK brand, and advanced bio-circular solutions for powder bed fusion from the flagship Rilsan® polyamide 11 and Pebax® TPE brands.
Visit Arkema booth E7041 at Rapid + TCT 2021 to talk with our experts and discover our latest solutions, spanning all major additive manufacturing processes.
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