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DSM, Stratasys SLA 3D Printing Partnership to Facilitate Durable Parts Production

Royal DSM has entered into a partnership Stratasys. Stratasys, which aims to disrupt traditional 3D printing, enters the stereolithography segment with a new printer, the V650™ Flex. DSM backs this launch with its Somos® materials, relentlessly aiming to expand the offering available to its customer base and to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing.

Accelerating the Adoption of 3D Printing

As part of its alliance with DSM, Stratasys offers customers recipes for Somos® stereolithography resins, commercially available directly from the company. This choice is backed by Stratasys’ extensive utilization of Somos® verified resins in its service bureau, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

By entering into partnership with Stratasys, DSM wants to expand the choice for customers to increasingly meet application performance demands.

Hugo da Silva, VP of Additive Manufacturing at DSM: “From the high-performance demands of automotive and aerospace industries to the durability and flexibility requirements of consumer goods, customers worldwide rely on Somos materials to create the highest-performing additive manufacturing prototypes and tools,” said Hugo da Silva. “Stratasys’ entrance into the stereolithography segment is really a game-changer for the industry. Our collaboration allows customers to have greater access and flexibility for development of durable and reliable prototypes and tooling using stereolithography 3D printing.”

Greater Access to Develop to Meet Durability and Flexibility Needs

The open vat configuration of the V650 Flex stereolithography printer comes with recipes for DSM Somos resins commercially available directly from Stratasys – including:

  • Somos® Element: The antimony-free stereolithography resin, specifically designed for producing strong, stable investment casting patterns with fine-feature detail and very low residual burnout ash.
  • Somos® NeXt: The resin that provides the accuracy of stereolithography with the look, feel and performance of a thermoplastic.
  • Somos® PerFORM: The material-of-choice for applications that require strong, stiff, high-temperature resistant parts, such as rapid tooling and wind tunnel testing.
  • Somos® Watershed XC 11122: A clear solution for designers looking for ABS and PBT-like properties for stereolithography – producing highly detailed, dimensionally stable, optically-clear parts with water resistance.

Somos® Series by DSM

Product Name Supplier Description
Somos® 14120 DSM Somos® 14120 is a low-viscosity liquid photopolymer grade. Exhibits many properties that mimic traditional engineering plastics, including acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polybutylene... view more
Somos® 9110 DSM
Somos® 9110 is a liquid photopolymer grade. Is an easy to use and fast to build grade. Exhibits superior chemical resistance, wide processing latitude and excellent tolerance to a broad range of... view more
Somos® 9120 DSM Somos® 9120 is a highly transparent stereolithography photopolymer grade. Is an easy to use and fast to build grade. Can be processed be 3D printing method. Produces translucent, accurate... view more
Somos® 9420 White DSM Somos® 9420 White is a bright opaque white stereolithography photopolymer grade. Is an easy to use and fast to build grade. Exhibits flexibility, incredible memory retention, toughness and... view more
Somos® GP Plus 14122 DSM Somos® GP Plus 14122 is a low-viscosity liquid photopolymer grade. Exhibits properties that mirror production plastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polybutylene terephthalate... view more
Somos® NeXt LV Grey DSM Somos® NeXt LV Grey is a photopolymer grade. Exhibits high impact, good water resistance and thermal properties. Can be processed be 3D printing method. Somos® NeXt LV Grey creates tough... view more
Somos® PerFORM Reflect DSM
Somos® PerFORM Reflect by DSM is a low viscosity stereolithography material developed for 3D printing parts for wind tunnel testing with particle imaging velocimetry (PIV). It produces strong, stiff... view more
Somos® ProtoGen 18120 DSM Somos® ProtoGen 18120 is a liquid photopolymer grade. Is an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)-like grade, producing accurate parts ideal for general purpose. Is the first stereolithography grade... view more
Somos® ProtoGen 18420 DSM
Somos® ProtoGen 18420 is a liquid photopolymer grade. Is an easy to clean, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)-like grade, producing accurate parts ideal for general purpose. Is the first... view more
Somos® ProtoGen 18920 DSM
Somos® ProtoGen 18920 is a liquid photopolymer grade. Is an acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)-like grade, producing accurate parts ideal for general purpose. Is the first stereolithography grade... view more
Somos® Taurus DSM Somos® Taurus by DSM is a high impact thermoplastic grade. Exhibits good processability, superior strength, good durability, large part accuracy and heat tolerance up to 90 °C. Offers excellent... view more
Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 DSM Somos® WaterClear Ultra 10122 is a fast, general purpose photopolymer grade. Is an optically clear grade with acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)-like properties. Exhibits high temperature... view more
Somos® WaterShed XC 11122 DSM
Somos® WaterShed XC 11122 is a low viscosity liquid photopolymer grade. Exhibits properties that mimic traditional engineering plastics, including acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and... view more

 

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