The specialty chemicals company Evonik and the Australian 3D printer manufacturer Asiga are expanding their collaboration in photopolymer-based 3D printing for large-scale industrial manufacturing. Evonik will contribute to the partnership by leveraging its expertise in the development and manufacturing of ready-to-use photopolymer materials. Asiga, for its part, will contribute its innovative strength in DLP 3D printers and open material architecture to the collaborative effort.
Exploring Infinite 3D Printing Applications
Evonik’s new INFINAM® photopolymers are ready-to-use high-performance formulations that can be processed seamlessly on Asiga’s DLP 3D printers.
“The cooperation with Asiga, once again, confirms the growth approach we are focusing on with our new product line of INFINAM® photopolymer resins launched last year. We are sending an important signal to our customers who will now benefit from an even broader access to our high-performance materials with excellent processability properties on Asiga’s DLP 3D printers to explore new infinite applications.”– Dr. Rainer Hahn, Head of Evonik’s photopolymer market segment within the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Growth Field
Asiga is an innovation driver in desktop stereolithography, launching the world’s first LED based DLP 3D printer in 2011. Today the company continues to focus on a range of process monitoring technologies which control part accuracy and production stability across many industries including medical and general manufacturing. Asiga’s product line covers a broad range from powerful desktop 3D printers including their MAX series to large format floor standing such as the PRO 4K.
“As we continue to strengthen our open material architecture we are delighted to provide our customers access to Evonik’s new range of INFINAM® photopolymers. Combining the latest material developments in additive polymer science from Evonik with our industrial grade 3D printing hardware creates robust additive manufacturing solutions with endless possibilities.”– Graham Turner, Global Operations Manager, Asiga
New Product Line for Photopolymer-based 3D printing
The collaboration aims to develop new photopolymer-based 3D printing materials. These materials will be used to create its new product line. The new product line will be introduced under the INFINAM® brand name. The INFINAM® brand was launched in 2020 with the goal of developing infinite 3D printing applications. Evonik also introduced the first ready-to-use formulations of its new photopolymers product line for industrial 3D printing applications last year.
INFINAM® RG 3101 L combines high-temperature resistance with excellent impact resistance, resulting in long-lasting thermomechanical performance.
The group’s additive manufacturing innovation growth field includes Evonik’s 3D printing activities. The company’s strategic focus is on developing and manufacturing industrial-ready, high-performance materials for all major photopolymer-based 3D printing technologies. As a result, the specialty chemicals company promotes 3D printing as a large-scale industrial manufacturing technology throughout the value chain. Evonik has reorganised its product portfolio under the new INFINAM® brand in this context.
About Asiga: In 2011, Asiga introduced the world’s first LED-based DLP 3D printer, ushering in the affordable desktop stereolithography revolution that forever altered digital manufacturing. Asiga has received international acclaim for the innovations found in their precise, repeatable, and open material 3D printers.
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