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EnvisionTEC & Sartomer at Formnext: Presenting E-Aquasol Resin

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Formnext, begun November 19th and rolling on through the 22nd in Frankfurt, Germany, welcomes hundreds of new exhibitors and over 26,000 visitors—all eager to see the latest in additive manufacturing innovations. Many powerful industry leaders continue to partner with other companies to complement their talents and resources, to include EnvisionTEC and Sartomer—attending the show to present their new E-Aquasol water-soluble resin.

EnvisionTEC, headquartered in Germany—with offices in the US—is known as a force in 3D printing solutions for demanding users on the professional level, while Sartomer (part of the Arkema group) has been in business for over 60 years, now specializing in chemicals for ultraviolet and electron beam (UV/EB), peroxide, and two-part epoxy/amine systems. This particular collaboration will result in the use of the E-Aquasol resin, integrating Sartomer’s N3xtDimension UV-curable resin technology to be used on the EnvisionTEC proprietary cDLM® 3D printing platform.

“Collaboration is at the heart of our 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema platform vision, aiming to identify new opportunities to support successful adoption of additive manufacturing,” said Summit Jain, Global Director for 3D Printing Business, Sartomer. “We are excited and eager to work with EnvisionTEC, a global leader in the manufacturing of production-grade 3D printers, leveraging our material and EnvisionTEC’s 3D printing expertise to bring advanced solutions to the market.”

(Image: Sartomer)

E-Aquasol resin is expected to offer many benefits to industrial users as they are able to shell cast parts with thin walls but in high resolution. With exceptionally high-water solubility, E-Aquasol is targeted toward users who seek to avoid caustic solvents.

“We are excited to collaborate with Sartomer in additive manufacturing materials development,” said Al Siblani, CEO, EnvisionTEC. “Joining forces to design E-Aquasol resin for our professional-grade Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing DLP 3D printing platform supports our customers in achieving the best end results thanks to the advanced performance properties of this water-soluble material.”

(Image: EnvisionTEC)

Will you be visiting Formnext this year? If so, you can look forward to checking out both the Arkema and EnvisionTEC booths to learn more about E-Aquasol resin:

  • Arkema’s booth is in hall 12.1, E99
  • EnvisionTEC’s booth is in hall 11.1, C81

EnvisionTEC continues to be a major player in the 3D printing world, offering contributions to users engaged in industrial design and development—to include prototyping. EnvisionTEC is also known for their presence in technology for biomedical applications (with a series of printers that has been continually expanded upon with over 40 configurations of desktop and production 3D printers), along with a steady rise in orthodontics 3D printing, and more.

Arkema has been noted recently for development of composites, while with Sartomer they continue to progress through investing in advanced 3D printing materials—and also refining materials performance for digital fabrication and manufacturing. What do you think of this news? Let us know your thoughts; join the discussion of this and other 3D printing topics at 3DPrintBoard.com.

[Source / Images: EnvisionTec/Sartomer]

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