Arkema will open its advanced 3D Printing Center of Excellence, at its Sartomer Exton, PA facility. Sartomer and its partners will carry out further research and development work at the advanced center to develop cutting-edge 3D printing resins through innovative material research. UV based technologies such as stereolithography (SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), MultiJet Printing (MJP) and many others will be a hand at the 3D Printing Center of Excellence, which will also provide a place for collaboration between chemists and application engineers to develop custom resins for customer needs. Arkema’s worldwide R&D network will be completed with the opening of the Center of Excellence, that will be focusing on the development of advanced material for additive manufacturing.
Sartomer, a pioneer in designing engineered resins for UV-curable additive manufacturing marketed under its N3xtDimension® brand, is a Business Line of Arkema. Products with thermoplastic-like mechanical properties are made from the photo-cure 3D printing materials to be used in various applications such as dental, sports and electronics.
Sumeet Jain, Global director 3D printing at Sartomer, said, “Sartomer is a historic partner for 3D printing pioneers. We’re launching the 3D Printing Center of Excellence to deepen our support of the visionaries working to develop innovative 3D printed materials.”
With a thorough knowledge and understanding of the end-user applications and needs, Arkema is the most suited to take 3D Printing to a full commercial scale with a unique line-up of polymer materials available in filament for extrusion, in powder for sintering and in liquid for UV curing.
Guillaume de Crevoisier, Global business director 3D printing at Arkema, commented, “3D printing will further expand in to mass manufacturing through innovative advanced material technologies and partnerships with market leaders.”