In the 3D printing market, DSM, through its Somos® resin business, has set itself a major competitive edge in additive manufacturing in the field of stereolithography and digital light processing (DLP) and now DSM has set up a dedicated business unit : DSM additive manufacturing.
By integrating all additive manufacturing activities beyond SLA and DLP, DSM will provide fuse manufacturing (FFF) as well as many years of research experience in selective laser sintering (SLS), multijet fusion, and binder jetting processes And solutions and products.
DSM will initially focus on four segments: healthcare, transportation, apparel, molds and electronics, all of which are at the forefront of manufacturing and have strong demand for additive manufacturing. DSM Additives The business unit's goal is to help customers find the right materials and production systems for their applications.
According to Hugoda Silva, DSM's additive manufacturing subsidiary, Somos provided DSM with a deep understanding of the key segments of additive manufacturing and the needs of end users. Based on Somos's market experience, DSM will continue to introduce SLAs And DLP materials, Somos is only part of the 3D printed material needed for the entire additive manufacturing process and DSM plans to cover the entire field of plastic printed materials.
There is a lot of excitement about the manufacturing of fused filaments that deserve innovation, and DSM has provided the technology with a growing portfolio of materials, including Novamid® Polyamide and Arnitel® thermoplastic elastomers. DSM intends to further develop its technology, Partners and industry partners to expand innovative work on 3D printing of thermoplastics and to develop new solutions for SLS selective laser sintering, multijet fusion, and binder jetting.
DSM Additive Manufacturing Business Unit will place a high value on R & D and continuous innovation, enabling the development of a broader and more sustainable portfolio of solutions.
Specifically, this is a market-building strategy for ecosystems that, through partnerships, DSM will provide customers with an open, flexible infrastructure that provides the right materials and the right platform for a particular application to accelerate 3D printing in manufacturing In the application of the key.Many aspects of knowledge and experience of the integration, DSM users will provide additional value creation.
- Include additive manufacturing in the mainstream of industrial manufacturing
According to DaSilva, additive manufacturing is rapidly evolving from prototype manufacturing at the manufacturing edge into a mainstream application technology that delivers tangible value and economically viable benefits to large industrial companies and to end-users. Through additive manufacturing technologies Mass customization and low-volume production have become a reality, and as the industry grows and matures, this disruptiveness will be expressed through a shift in manufacturing technology and business model, and DSM must also follow the trend of 3D printing technology. Curing resin is DSM's traditional technology, DSM's starting point in the field of 3D printing, but DSM's ambition goes far beyond this.
DSM has been involved in various collaborations in the 'OneDSM' framework technology agreement with Toyota Motor Transport GmbH (TMG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, including DSM in the automotive industry Materials and technology business, materials include Somos, engineering plastics and Dyneema ® super-polyethylene fibers.
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-DSM The current 3D printed plastic products include:
SomosTaurus: Developed jointly by DSM and the German company Toyota Motor Corporation, SomosTaurus has a high HDT of 95 ° C (203 ° F). After UV and thermal postcure it Has a tensile strength of 51 MPa which is just above the ultimate tensile strength (about 49 MPa) of a typical ABS plastic.The higher heat distortion temperature allows the SomosTaurus to expand to automotive, aerospace and electronics applications requiring high heat resistance and Durability in the field, open up new applications.
Novamid® ID: A premium polyamide for melt-extrusion 3D printing technology, the Novamid® ID1030-KS has a UL94V-0 rating originally developed to meet the high service levels in the automotive and electronics industries Product. NovamidID has very high toughness and strength, can withstand harsh environments and temperatures up to 150 degrees Celsius, providing better interlayer adhesion, strength and toughness than other 3D printed materials. And the polymer The high degree of crystallinity makes it possible to achieve a design with extended structure.The extrusion temperature of Novamid®ID is required to be 260-270 ° C.
Arnitel® ID: A highly elastic thermoplastic polyester that can be used in a wide range of electronics, sports and other high-end applications. Compared with other flexible polymers, this wire has very good UV and chemical resistance, At temperatures up to 150 ° C and with good toughness and an elongation at break of up to 400%, Arnitel® ID supports higher 3D printing speeds and unparalleled interlayer adhesion.