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DSM, Origin partner to develop new materials for additive manufacturing

May 15, 2019  

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Royal DSM today announced it is partnering with Origin to work together to develop new materials for additive manufacturing and explore new applications.

The companies have been working together for months to optimize DSM’s unique photopolymer material for Origin’s ‘programmable photopolymerization’ (P3) technology. At the upcoming RAPID+TCT conference in Detroit, Mich., Origin’s printer and production system and DSM’s first optimized material will be on display at their respective booths.

“The quality and surface finish we’re seeing with Somos PerFORM HW on Origin’s P3 process are outstanding and unparalleled,” says Noud Steffens, market development director of additive manufacturing at DSM. “Origin provides an unprecedented degree of control so users can get consistent commercial-grade results using Somos PerFORM HW and soon other DSM materials.”

The partnership with Origin is another step forward in DSM’s ongoing commitment to build a global 3D printing ecosystem. DSM and Origin believe having an ecosystem is the best way to accelerate adoption and growth of the additive manufacturing industry. Both companies have been working to optimize DSM’s materials for Origin’s platform. Somos PerFORM HW will be the first DSM material to join the Origin line-up.

“We’re excited that DSM is joining our open network of material partners and broadening the potential applications available to our users,” says Chris Prucha, Origin’s CEO and co-founder. “DSM is the market leader in world class photopolymers with decades of experience developing unique photo-reactive chemistries. Together we are addressing today’s manufacturing challenges for customers.”