3D printing materials Stratasys adds Evonik as new additive manufacturing material partner
3D printing company Stratasys has announced that Evonik is its third and newest material partner for the P3 technology-based Origin One 3D printer. More materials are on the way, the company stated.
Speciality chemicals company Evonik is contributing its expertise in the development and manufacturing of ready-to-use photopolymer materials to enhance Stratasys’ P3 platform for injection moulding parts.
The first material from the partnership is P3 Deflect 120, a Stratasys Validated material that has been tested for reliability on the Origin One printer. Evonik’s tests suggest up to a ten percent improvement in strength compared to a competing DLP 3D printer. The ability to print parts for a heat deflection temperature of up to 120°C addresses a crucial need for materials that are specifically designed to be less brittle at high temperatures. That makes it ideal for applications such as moulds used in the manufacturing sector.
“Feedback from our customers indicated there was a real market need for a strong, high-heat photopolymer in our portfolio,” said Alex Sant’Anna, Director, Additive Manufacturing and Material Solutions — Americas, Evonik. “The bottom line: This new partnership with Stratasys will mean that we can address more applications for Stratasys customers to grow 3D printing in manufacturing.”