Arkema to launch Center of Excellence to advance 3D Printing resins technology
Sartomer, a Business Line of Arkema, is a pioneer in designing engineered resins for UV-curable additive manufacturing marketed under its N3xtDimension® brand. These photo-cure 3D printing materials yield products with thermoplastic-like mechanical properties for applications such as dental, sports and electronics.
The 3D Printing Center of Excellence will house most UV based technologies: stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), and Multi Jet Printing (MJP) to name a few. It provides a collaborative space for chemists and application engineers to develop custom resins for customer needs.
This advanced lab will complete the existing R&D network of the Group dedicated to the fast growing 3D Printing market, a driver of Arkema’s future growth.
Arkema is ideally positioned to bring 3D Printing to a full manufacturing scale with a unique line-up of polymer materials available in filament for extrusion, in powder for sintering and in liquid for UV curing, backed by a deep understanding of end-user applications and needs.
The grand opening of Sartomer's 3D Printing Center of Excellence, based in Exton, PA, is scheduled for July 30th 2018.