3D Printing ProcessesAM PowdersGrand Openings

Arkema opens Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing in Normandy

The center will focus on powder-based polymer additive manufacturing

French specialty chemicals company Arkema today inaugurated a new Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing at its Cerdato Research & Development Center in Serquigny, Normandy. The new facility will focus on driving the adoption of AM within the region, with a particular focus on high-performance polymers for powder-based 3D printing.

The new Center of Excellence was opened in collaboration with the Normandy Region and is expected to play an integral role in the area. Through the center, Arkema will work closely with Normandy-based companies and training organizations to drive the adoption of powder-based AM for new applications.

Arkema Global Center of Excellence 3D printing Normandy

According to Arkema, the center will have a dual objective. One the one hand, it will offer collaborative spaces for the center’s research teams as well as an environment where products can be developed using commercial 3D printers from leading companies like EOS, HP and Prodways.

The second objective will to become a part of an ecosystem made up of local industries and training organizations by offering various partnership opportunities. For instance, the center could collaborate on technical or economic feasibility studies related to the use of AM for industrial parts. The center will also host demonstrations to create more awareness about AM in the region. Giving companies in the region access to state-of-the-art systems will hopefully help them to transition to using AM more frequently.

The Cerdato Research & Development Center in Serquigny—where the new Global Center of Excellence is based—is Arkema’s largest research lab for advanced materials. While the new center will focus on powder-based AM processes, the France-based company also has other centers across the world, including a center in Exton, Pennsylvania that is dedicated to photocure liquid resins, and a filament-focused facility in King of Prussia, PA.

The new Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing in Normandy was inaugurated today in the presence of Thierry Le Hénaff, Arkema’s Chairman and CEO, and Hervé Morin, President of the Normandy Region. In attendance were many customers and local representatives.

Tags

Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault moved from her home of Montreal, Canada to the Netherlands in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. It was during her time in Amsterdam that she became acquainted with 3D printing technology and began writing for a local additive manufacturing news platform. Now based in France, Tess has over two and a half years experience writing, editing and publishing additive manufacturing content with a particular interest in women working within the industry. She is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM industry.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

In order to use this website we use the following technically required cookies
  • PHPSESSID
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services
Close
Close

STAY AHEAD

OF THE CURVE

Join industry leaders and receive the latest insights on what really matters in AM!

This information will never be shared with 3rd parties

I’ve read and accept the privacy policy.*

WELCOME ON BOARD!