Henkel, a chemical and goods company based in Düsseldorf, has announced that will be offering material solutions for AM industry. The german company operates in three business areas: Laundry and Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Adhesive Technologies subsidiary is aiming to strengthen its ecosystem by expanding its partnerships within the 3D printing Industry. Henkel Adhesive Technologies will offer a portfolio of materials, including light cure acrylic, silicone, epoxy, and polyurethane.
Henkel develops tailor-made products and services, and so will develop novel materials to be customised for 3D printing processes.
“We believe that the full potential of additive manufacturing will come by identifying the right customer application and focusing the right materials, with the right printing process and leveraging the right software.”
-Philipp Loosen , Head of 3D Printing of Henkel Adhesive Tech-
“We have therefore partnered with strong technology leaders such as Carbon and HP, which already have developed exciting technologies for 3D Printing solutions. Henkel’s partnership with Carbon will enable them to dispense equipment for polymerization-based additive manufacturing technologies”, said Loosen.
The two firm’s have developed a meter mix and dispense device (MMD), a resin dispensing system, and an accessory for Carbon’s SpeedCell manufacturing system.Together with HP, Henkel is working in HP´s open materials community to develop materials for HP´s powder fusion based Jet Fusion technology. In addition, the company has become the first global reseller of HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing solutions to enable qualifications among industrial production.
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