Photocentric, the inventor of 3D LCD printing based in the United Kingdom, is thrilled to be reaffirming its partnership with Forward AM. Photocentric and Forward AM, the brands of BASF 3D Printing Solutions, will produce a series of new additive manufacturing resin materials as a result of the move.
The upcoming AM resin materials are central to the renewed strategic partnership, which will also see the respective R&D teams collaborate closely on future projects to realise the potential of additive manufacturing at scale.
In 2018, the two companies began collaborating to develop 3D printing solutions that can replace parts of traditional manufacturing processes such as injection moulding for small series and enable the production of large components.
To Develop Additive Manufacturing Resin Materials
Photocentric and Forward AM have already successfully collaborated on several resins to meet customers’ high mechanical performance requirements at an affordable price point in order to realise mass-scale applications. The collaboration resulted in the development of the dedicated Ultracur3D® line of daylight photopolymer resins, which were designed to work in conjunction with Photocentric’s proprietary 3D LCD technology. The next generation of 3D materials is now being developed, ensuring that end-use parts can be produced at higher productivity and lower cost per printed part than ever before.
“We are excited to be furthering our collaborative work with Photocentric. Our teams enjoy an excellent working relationship underpinned by our shared goals, including our collective desire to offer industry-disruptive solutions to unlock markets which have yet to reap the benefits from additive manufacturing. We look forward to working together to further enable end-use parts to be produced consistently and cost-effectively with 3D printing technologies.”– Dr. Piotr Bazula, Global Product and New Business Development Manager Liquid Formulation, BASF 3D Printing Solutions
According to Paul Holt, Managing Director, Photocentric, “Together with Forward AM, we are solving the challenges faced by the additive manufacturing industry and delivering an outstanding value proposition. With an end-to-end solution of software, hardware and chemistry, we provide a pathway to make large-scale additive manufacturing a reality across more applications than ever before. Thanks to our unique 3D LCD printing solution and combined expertise, low-cost end-use parts produced with additive manufacturing are a reality.”
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