Evonik is continuous its materials marketing campaign in 3D printing. With INFINAM RG 3101 L and INFINAM FL 6300 L, the specialty chemical compounds firm has developed two new photopolymers for industrial 3D printing. They broaden the product line of artificial resins launched simply this yr which can be appropriate to be used in frequent photopolymer 3D printing processes akin to SLA or DLP.
“We’re relentlessly placing our world innovation energy into the event of recent photopolymers that allow infinite functions. On this approach, we’re resolutely driving large-scale industrial 3D printing ahead. The Formnext commerce present is without doubt one of the most vital worldwide trade venues for 3D printing. We’re due to this fact very happy to current our newest ready-to-use high-performance supplies right here for the primary time,” stated Dr. Rainer Hahn, Head of the Market Section Photopolymers within the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Development Discipline at Evonik.
INFINAM RG 3101 L is one other specialty resin to be used in SLA and DLP 3D printing applied sciences from Evonik’s innovation hub in Singapore. The ready-to-use materials combines glorious impression resistance with high-temperature resistance whereas exhibiting long-lasting thermomechanical efficiency. 3D parts printed from INFINAM RG 3101 L, akin to drones, buckles, or automotive components, might be processed by machine and stay fracture-resistant even when subjected to sturdy forces.
Innovating with INFINAM and Cubicure
With INFINAM FL 6300 L, Evonik and the Austrian 3D printing firm Cubicure are commercializing an innovation undertaking collectively launched in 2019. The new lithography printing course of developed by Cubicure makes it attainable for the primary time to course of extremely viscous light-curing polyester-based resins. In distinction to standard stereolithography, Sizzling Lithography creates objects at an elevated processing temperature utilizing light-induced polymerization. The method permits a considerably wider vary of processable parts.
The results of this collaboration is the primary industrially appropriate elastomer from the photopolymer class. INFINAM FL 6300 L allows the additive manufacturing of extremely versatile 3D objects that excel in materials properties important for elastomers: along with excellent low-temperature elasticity, its strengths embody dynamic load cycles of as much as a million load cycles.
“INFINAM FL 6300 L allows fully new manufacturing prospects within the area of elastic parts. Because of the excessive precision with which the elastomer is processed in our sizzling lithography programs, it’s attainable for the primary time to supply essentially the most complicated buildings from a rubber-like materials. The sports activities trade is exhibiting nice curiosity in utilizing the fabric for cushioning parts in sneakers, grips or backpacks,” stated Dr. Robert Gmeiner, CEO of Cubicure.
INFINAM supplies for infinite functions
Evonik bundles its experience in 3D printing within the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Development Discipline. The strategic focus is on the event and manufacturing of recent high-performance supplies for all main polymer-based 3D printing applied sciences. Inside this framework, Evonik has organized its product vary of ready-to-use supplies below the brand new INFINAM model.
The Evonik Good Supplies division contains companies with progressive supplies that allow resource-saving options and change standard supplies. They search to supply a solution to the most important challenges of our time: surroundings, vitality effectivity, urbanization, mobility and well being. The Good Supplies division generated gross sales of €3.24 billion in 2020 with about 7,900 staff.