DSM sharpens focus on Additive Manufacturing

DSM has already various collaborations through-out the additive manufacturing ecosystem such as the recent “One DSM” framework technology partnership agreement with Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), a 100% subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation. The agreement involves all DSM businesses active in supplying materials and technology to the automotive sector – Somos, Engineering Plastics, and also Dyneema® ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene fiber.

DSM has also acquired the HP Multi Jet Fusion Materials Development Kit in an effort to jump-start 3D powder development for HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printing solution. DSM plans to collaborate with HP in the development of materials and bring innovative solutions to the market.

DSM Additive Manufacturing at formnext 2017

DSM will be exhibiting at formnext 2017, the leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing and the next generation of intelligent manufacturing solutions, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany on 14 – 17 November. Exhibits will emphasise the company’s market focus in AM on transportation, medical, tools and electronics and apparel.

In Hall 3.0 on Stand C29, DSM will highlight:

Somos Taurus for under-the-hood applications. Somos Taurus is the first SLA material to bring the combination of thermal resistance, mechanical strength and impact performance that until now has only been achieved in AM using techniques such as FDM and SLS.

Novamid ID 1030-KS is the first material for FDM/FFF with a UL 94 V-0 rating, which makes possible the creation of UL-certified small-series FFF/FDM parts for industrial applications. Target applications include fuse boxes, low voltage switch gear, electronic housing, control gear, casings and connectors.

Arnitel ID 2060-HT offers an excellent combination of heat resistance (Continuous Use Temperature is 150°C), resistance to chemicals such as EGR (Exhaust Gas Regeneration) condensate and mechanical properties for demanding automotive applications under the hood such as hot and cold charge air ducts. Arnitel ID 2060-HT is easy to process and can easily be welded. This new filament can significantly reduce the development time of such engine components.