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Royal DSM to Showcase its growing 3D Printing Ecosystem at Formnext 2019

3D printing ecosystem
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Above: Pentaxia showcased the BAC Mono R supercar at advanced engineering show at NEC, Birmingham in October 2019/Image Credit: Pentaxia Ltd.

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health, and Sustainable Living, unveiled its program for 2019 Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany. At Formnext, DSM will showcase its 3D printing ecosystem with a plethora of new partners, materials, applications, and business solutions aimed at accelerating the adoption of 3D printing.

Royal DSM will also showcase the growth of its 3D printing ecosystem across the additive manufacturing value chain. Over the past year, DSM has expanded its ecosystem by partnering with Stratasys, AMT, Adaptive3D, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), CEAD Group, CHG, Fortify, Juggerbot 3D, Stratasys, Royal HaskoningDHV, Origin, Twikit, Inkbit, and Voxel8.

It is exploring a wide range of new applications in prosthetics and orthotics, automotive, infrastructure, post-processing, and footwear and apparel.

DSM believes in expanding its 3D printing ecosystem to unlock the true potential of additive manufacturing. Taking this in mind, it strengthened its presence with the launch of the I AM Tomorrow Challenge, a program enabling tech players to build the digital ecosystem to transform additive manufacturing.

DSM at Formnext 2019

3D printing ecosystem
Above: BAC Mono R supercar/Image Credit: DSM

In the Formnext 2019, DSM aims to display the BAC Mono R supercar, a true stunner. The car is the result of the collaboration of the award-winning design expertise of BAC and DSM’s 3D printing expertise, the car illustrates to the traditional automotive industry what lightweight sustainable solutions can be.

Another remarkable piece of 3D printing expertise is a four-meter 3D printed bridge – co-developed by DSM, Royal HaskoningDHV and CEAD Group – the next generation of the world’s first polymer 3D printed pedestrian bridge printed earlier this year.

At its booth, DSM will also showcase small-size applications and end-to-end solutions, such as a digital workflow for 3D printed prosthetics and orthotics co-developed with several partners.

DSM’s booth is organized to reflect four distinct market needs: materials that are ‘structural’, ‘durable’, ‘flexible’, and that ‘optimize/accelerate design’ and showcases a broad selection of applications across these four categories.

The showcased materials include two material innovations which help bring DSM’s offering closer to its goal of sustainable materials:

  • A glass-reinforced PET material for fused granulate fabrication (FGF) printing, Arnite® AM8527 (G), used in the 3D printed polymer pedestrian bridge.
  • The first PBT powder for selective laser sintering (SLS), Arnite T AM1210 (P). A well-known material in the manufacturing industry, the powder’s dielectric properties opens the door to 3D printing applications requiring electrical insulation. Recyclable and with a high reusability rate, the material presents itself as an attractive solution for environmentally conscious manufacturers.

According to Hugo da Silva, Vice President of DSM Additive Manufacturing, “DSM’s story at Formnext is one of market focus and material expertise, but it is also a story of collaboration across the 3D printing value chain. Manufacturers today look for a partner who can help scale 3D printing from experimental prototyping to industrial workflows. This requires the ability to navigate the increasingly complex 3D printing landscape. By matching material science, people, and insights, we translate application needs to tailored, end-to-end 3D printing solutions, effectively removing the barriers that prevent manufacturers from adopting or scaling 3D printing and unlocking the full potential of additive manufacturing.”

DSM’s booth at Formnext 2019 is located in Hall 12.1, Stand B79.


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