May 16, 2022
With the integration of KIMYA into its ecosystem, Stratasys can offer a wider range of materials. KIMYA now offers Stratasys’ industrial customers two new materials: EN45545–2 certified polycarbon filament (Kimya PC-FR) and a polyetherketone filament made from Arkema's KEPSTAN
(Kimya PEKK-SC). These two materials will be marketed from the second half of 2022 and will be used in particular in the rail and oil industries.
“We are expanding our ecosystem of materials to offer our customers a wide range of 3D printing technologies and solutions, while ensuring our customers maintain the utmost confidence in the performance of these filaments. That's why we partner with excellent companies like KIMYA, whose expertise in custom 3D material formulation includes the production of finished parts with use value,” says Adam Pawloski, vice president of
Manufacturing Solutions at Stratasys.
These initial materials begin what both companies say should be a long-term partnership to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing at production scale. Stratasys and KIMYA also initiated an R&D program with the goal to bring new co-branded filaments to market by spring 2023. For example, KIMYA brings expertise in formulating recycled 3D materials that could be applied to the collaboration.
Additionally, through the provision of a Stratasys Open Materials License, KIMYA can work directly on the printing parameters of Stratasys printers to develop new custom materials.
“Together, we will be able to offer manufacturers new innovative and high-performance materials capable of meeting an ever-growing number of applications,” concludes Pierre-Antoine Pluvinage, business development director at KIMYA.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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