DSM has made a name for itself in the 3D printing market for its comprehensive supply of stereolithography materials, and in more recent times solutions for material extrusion processes too. It’s last product launch was a carbon fibre filled filament, launched in September.
Other notable offerings include Somos Taurus, a durable material with a heat deflection temperature of 95°C, designed for prototyping or low volume end-use parts; Somos PerForm, a strong and stiff high-temperature resistant material suited to tooling applications; and Somos BioClear, a medical-grade material developed for printing customised clear guides and models in small runs.
The materials are open source and so can be used in the majority of SLA systems on the market. They will immediately be available in the UK through Europac 3D.
“These are exciting times for the 3D printing industry as DSM’s materials are set to revolutionise what can be achieved through additive manufacturing,” commented John Beckett, Managing Director of Europac 3D. “We’re proud to have been selected as a DSM Business Partner and look forward to supporting their ambitions here in the UK.”
“Here at DSM, we have one clear goal: to unlock the full potential of additive manufacturing,” added Martine Van der Ent, Sales Director EMEA at DSM. “Our company draws on decades of experience in 3D printing technologies, performance materials and deep application expertise to help manufacturers change the way they design and manufacture products.
“We are pleased to be partnering with Europac 3D, who is a proven and trusted player in the industry in the UK and will deliver a best in class customer experience to DSM 3D customers.”