Henkel and Carbon 3D announced a partnership for manufacturing resins for use in Carbon 3D additive manufacturing. The result of the cooperation is the new, transparent material Loctite 3D IND405 Clear, which is now available to customers of the American manufacturer of 3D printers.

The certified Loctite 3D IND405 Clear material dedicated to Carbon 3D printers is transparent and has improved mechanical strength. It is produced as a one-component resin that can be used for the fast and repeatable fabrication of components using the Carbon DLS method. The material has many potential applications in the production of transparent housings, prototypes of lightweight tubes, bottles, instruments and fixtures for use in production halls. Loctite 3D IND405 Clear allows the production of transparent and durable elements using the proprietary Carbon DLS industrial technology.

Henkel is a German chemical concern that has been effectively strengthening its position on the market for several years through new cooperation with manufacturers of leading solutions in the field of 3D printing. The company is a leader among suppliers of one-component materials for additive manufacturing. It provides industrial solutions for many industries and, operating under the Loctite brand, offers a growing portfolio of specialized photopolymer resins.

Carbon 3D is an American manufacturer of 3D printers working in the proprietary Carbon DLS technology. The company, derived from the Silicon Valley, combines the advanced capabilities of hardware, software and polymer materials. The American manufacturer enables the creation of high-performance additively manufactured products in any place and on any scale.

The combination of the proprietary Carbon DLS 3D printing process with the experience of the German Henkel concern in the field of materials will allow to expand the range of large-scale additive manufacturing applications. The partnership will enable the delivery of Loctite solutions to clients in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and medical sectors.

The development of a transparent, strong, durable and impact-resistant material is Carbon 3D’s response to customer needs. Loctite 3D IND405 meets the high demands of a wide range of industries with best-in-class properties, precision and functionality. Collaboration is the next step towards transforming additive manufacturing into industrial production.

The two companies’ knowledge synthesizes not only to develop a new, transparent photopolymer material, but also an efficient workflow for additive manufacturing. The collaboration will also reveal new business opportunities for the efficient production of durable, transparent end-use parts. Thanks to the Carbon DLS process and a growing portfolio of light-curing resins that deliver high performance, designers and manufacturers will be able to bring better products to market in less time.

Source: henkel.com

Patrycja Dubert
Biomedical engineer interested in unconventional and innovative approach to medicine and its connection with modern technology.

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