Partnership a boost for industrial 3D printing applications
29 October 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202020995
3D printing heavyweights, Henkel and Carbon, have announced a partnership agreement to collaborate for Loctite branded formulations validated for use with Carbon’s additive manufacturing process.
As part of the collaboration the new Loctite 3D IND405 Clear material is immediately available to Carbon customers. The partnership agreement opens the door for industrial customers to access Henkel’s patented single component technologies (1K) for use with the Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (Carbon DLS) 3D printing process.
Loctite 3D IND405 Clear certified for Carbon printers is a clear, tough, semirigid, 3D-printable material. Produced as a one-part resin, the clear polymer is easily printed using the Carbon DLS process. With potential applications for enclosures and housings, light pipe prototypes, bottle prototypes, jigs and fixtures for production floors and more, Loctite 3D IND405 Clear offers engineers and designers a clear and durable material solution.
“Henkel is a leading provider of single-component technologies for additive manufacturing,” said Dr. Simon Mawson, Senior Vice President and Head of 3D Printing at Henkel. “Our expanded partnership with Carbon allows us to deliver Loctite solutions to customers in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and medical markets. Together we offer an efficient additive manufacturing workflow that facilitates the production of durable end-use parts.”
Henkel provides industrial solutions to a broad variety of industries. Under its Loctite brand, the company offers a growing portfolio of resins for photopolymer 3D printing. By combining the Carbon DLS printing process with Henkel´s materials expertise, the partners aim to drive more adoption of additive manufacturing at scale.
“We are excited to be partnering with Henkel to add this material to our portfolio of resins,” said Dr. Jason Rolland, Senior Vice President of Materials at Carbon. “Our customers have asked us for a clear material that is tough, durable and high-impact resistant. Loctite 3D IND405 meets those needs, and we’re committed to continuing to provide product developers the widest range of best-in-class materials.”
Mawson added, “We believe that the single-component technologies from Loctite, coupled with the Carbon DLS process, provide a best-in-class solution that enables higher precision, better functionality and outstanding economics. Together that puts us in a great position to deliver on additive manufacturing’s promise to transform industrial manufacturing”.