- Evonik’s first industrial-grade material for the Origin One 3D printer, P3 Deflect 120, available now, with more materials on the way
Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, has joined Stratasys as its third and newest additive manufacturing materials partner for the P3™ technology-based Origin® One 3D printer.
Evonik is bringing its expertise in the development and manufacturing of ready-to-use photopolymer materials to the P3 platform, which achieves incredible injection moulding part quality and surface finish in a diverse and constantly expanding range of high-performance materials.
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Stratasys had decided to expand the use cases served by the Origin One 3D printer by giving customers access to novel materials through an annual Open Material License (OML), which Stratasys introduced last fall. Stratasys has identified eight new materials for the OML program that unlock end-use applications with demanding requirements.
P3 Deflect™ 120, a Stratasys Validated material that has been tested for reliability on the Origin One printer, is the first material from the collaboration. Evonik’s tests indicate a 10% increase in strength over a competing DLP 3D printer. The ability to print parts with a heat deflection temperature of up to 120 °C fills an important need for materials that are specifically designed to be less brittle at high temperatures. As a result, it is ideal for applications such as moulds used in the manufacturing industry.
“Feedback from our customers indicated there was a real market need for a strong, high-heat photopolymer in our portfolio. The bottom line: This new partnership with Stratasys will mean that we can address more applications for Stratasys customers to grow 3D printing in manufacturing.”– Alex Sant’Anna, Director, Additive Manufacturing and Material Solutions – Americas, Evonik
According to Oren Zoran, VP and Head of Product Management at Stratasys, “Our new partnership with Evonik reinforces the growth approach for our hybrid materials strategy and the market’s evolving need for validated materials at scale for a growing array of applications. We look forward to working with Evonik to explore new applications to enhance our P3 platform now and in the future.”
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