Stratasys has announced that Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, is its third and newest material partner for the P3™ technology-based Origin® One 3D printer. Evonik is contributing its expertise in the development and manufacturing of ready-to-use photopolymer materials to enhance the P3 platform, which achieves injection molding part quality and surface finish with incredible accuracy, in a diverse and continuously growing range of high-performance materials.
The first material from the partnership is P3 Deflect™ 120, a Stratasys Validated material that has been tested for reliability on the Origin One printer. Evonik’s tests suggest up to a 10% improvement in strength compared to a competing DLP 3D printer. The ability to print parts for a heat deflection temperature of up to 120 °C addresses a crucial need for materials that are specifically designed to be less brittle at high temperatures. That makes it ideal for applications such as molds used in the manufacturing sector.
“Feedback from our customers indicated there was a real market need for a strong, high-heat photopolymer in our portfolio,” said Alex Sant’Anna, Director, Additive Manufacturing and Material Solutions – Americas, Evonik. “The bottom line: This new partnership with Stratasys will mean that we can address more applications for Stratasys customers to grow 3D printing in manufacturing.”
“Our new partnership with Evonik reinforces the growth approach for our hybrid materials strategy and the market’s evolving need for validated materials at scale for a growing array of applications,” said Oren Zoran, VP and Head of Product Management at Stratasys. “We look forward to working with Evonik to explore new applications to enhance our P3 platform now and in the future.”
Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for industries such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and healthcare. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €15 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.38 billion in 2021. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. About 33,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life today and tomorrow.
About Smart Materials
The Smart Materials division includes businesses with innovative materials that enable resource-saving solutions and replace conventional materials. They are the smart answer to the major challenges of our time: environment, energy efficiency, urbanization, mobility and health. The Smart Materials division generated sales of €3.92 billion in 2021 with about 7,900 employees.
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