DSM and Chromatic 3D Materials partner

Published: 27-Apr-2018

The global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has entered a partnership with the 3D-printer developer to introduce thermoset materials for 3D-printing of finished manufactured goods

With the collaboration, DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials further expands its portfolio, now offering the broadest selection of 3D printing materials for the broadest range of printing technologies.

“Additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology has the potential to fundamentally change the way products are manufactured – offering consumers personalized and customized products currently not feasible,” said Hugo da Silva, VP of Additive Manufacturing at DSM.

“This requires that manufacturers have a choice of the best combination of material, printing process and software for their application needs. With this partnership with Chromatic, we can offer our customers industrial-grade thermosets currently not available for additive manufacturing.”

According to DSM, Chromatic 3D is one of the few companies that know how to develop technologies to 3D-print with thermosets, a broad class of materials offering adaptability, durability and resilience not possible with thermoplastics used in conventional 3D printing processes.

Combining DSM’s global market access and expertise with Chromatic’s patented technology, the partners will jointly develop thermoset materials that DSM’s customer’s strategic growth markets are looking for to 3D-print end-use applications.

Initial products to be rolled out by DSM include industrial-grade soft and durable thermosets, which are complementary to DSM’s current portfolio of thermoplastics for fused filament fabrication (FFF).

“Chromatic 3D Materials and DSM Additive Manufacturing have a shared vision to deliver high performance, industrial grade 3D Printing solutions to manufacturing. Together, we will make the dreams of industrial implementation of 3D printing a reality,” said Cora Liebig, CEO of Chromatic.

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