Creavis, the innovation unit of specialty chemical compounds firm Evonik, has entered into an R&D settlement with main 3D printer supplier Voxeljet. Their collaboration will concentrate on the event of fabric programs for subsequent technology binder jetting know-how. The anticipated end result of this venture shall be powder-binder programs that allow the manufacturing of polymer elements for industrial use.
“In Evonik we have now discovered an excellent collaboration associate that may present us with tailor-made materials programs for our environment friendly printing know-how,” feedback Dr. Ingo Ederer, CEO of Voxeljet.
“With this analysis collaboration, we purpose to meet our aspirations of coming into into the protected and sturdy additive manufacturing of secure polymer remaining elements in collection manufacturing.”
The industrialization of 3D printing
All through 2019, Evonik has been making aggressive strikes to determine management of the 3D printing supplies sector. Its technique has concerned establishing supplies improvement partnerships with companies behind emerging 3D printing technologies; the funding of stakeholders throughout the sector; and the acquisition of businesses like Austin primarily based start-up Structured Polymers Inc. Internally, the corporate has additionally ramped up production of its VESTOSINT PA 12 powder with the development of €400 million production plant in Marl.
For Voxeljet, 2019 has been a 12 months during which the corporate has sought to facilitate 3D printing’s inclusion in standard, industrial manufacturing environments. For this objective, the corporate launched the VJET X, a system specifically suited to integration in steel casting strains. In an alliance with Spanish tooling maker Loramendi, and international foundry supplies producer ASK Chemicals, Voxeljet can be growing the Industrialization of Core Printing (ICP) know-how.
Subsequent technology binder jetting
Uniting their goals below this new R&D partnership, Evonik and Voxeljet are looking for to fill a spot out there for industrial, 3D printable polymers with excessive mechanical properties. Thomas Große-Puppendahl, Evonik’s lead of innovation development, explains, “Our strategic focus is on the event and manufacture of “ready-to-use” high-performance supplies throughout the foremost branches of know-how.”
Prof. Stefan Buchholz, govt director of Evonik Creavis GmbH, provides, “Voxeljet is without doubt one of the main producers of large-scale high-speed printers for mold-making.
“We have now made it our objective to work with Voxeljet to develop new powder-binder programs that may for the primary time allow this methodology for use to fabricate polymer elements for industrial use.”
The primary insights into this collaboration between the 2 firms shall be offered at Formnext 2019 from 19 to the 22 November. Guests can discover Evonik at corridor 12.1, stand C71. Voxeljet shall be exhibiting at stand E59 in corridor 12.1.
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