EnvisionTEC Features European Debut of Additive Manufacturing Partnership with Henkel Loctite
The companies have signed an agreement to combine Henkel´s materials expertise with EnvisionTEC´s printer and application know-how.
September 24, 2019
The TCT Show in Birmingham, UK, will be the first time EnvisionTEC GmbH will welcome Henkel Loctite to Booth E92 as a material partner. As announced earlier in 2019, to further drive the adoption of 3D printing technologies beyond prototyping to final parts production, the companies have signed an agreement to combine Henkel´s materials expertise with EnvisionTEC´s printer and application know-how. The partners were to showcase 3D printed parts for manufacturing during the upcoming TCT Show September 24-26, 2019.
EnvisionTEC’s new open access material program allowed for a collaboration with Henkel to further drive additive manufacturing towards the mass production of functional parts across various industries. Under the agreement with Henkel, EnvisionTEC certified Henkel´s materials for use on its 3D printers and aligned the Loctite materials portfolio to the EnvisionTEC printer solutions. Henkel will provide 3D printing solutions to its customer base across more than 800 industry segments based on EnvisionTEC's continuous Digital Light Manufacturing (cDLM) and DLP technology platforms.
“We aim to further expand our open materials approach and have identified EnvisionTEC´s innovative cDLM technology as excellent fit to our high-performance materials,” explains Philipp Loosen, head of 3D Printing at Henkel. “The partnership has a huge potential to enable a wide range of our resin portfolio for use in additive mass production. Together we have already printed first promising demo parts for the medical and manufacturing sectors and will extend the collaboration for novel 3D printing solutions into other industry segments soon.”
“We are really excited to have Henkel as our open access collaborator. We believe that their material portfolio, customer intimacy, and commitment to driving real applications into scale aligns well with our companies´ mission of changing the way things are made,” adds Al Siblani, CEO of EnvisionTEC.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.