3D printing company EnvisionTEC and Sartomer, a business line of Arkema, are introducing a new water-soluble resin material at Formnext 2019. The material, E-Aquasol, was jointly developed by the two companies and is compatible with EnvisionTEC’s proprietary cDLM 3D printing platform.
E-Aquasol is based on Sartomer’s N3xtDimension UV-curable resin technology and is characterized by its high water solubility. The material is thus a suitable and safer alternative to other resins which are soluble in more aggressive solvents like caustic. In terms of applications, the new resin is ideal for 3D printing high-resolution molds for various applications.
“Collaboration is at the heart of our 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema platform vision, aiming to identify new opportunities to support successful adoption of additive manufacturing,” said Summit Jain, Global Director for 3D Printing Business, Sartomer. “We are excited and eager to work with EnvisionTEC, a global leader in the manufacturing of production-grade 3D printers, leveraging our material and EnvisionTEC’s 3D printing expertise to bring advanced solutions to the market.”
Al Siblani, CEO of EnvisionTEC, added: “We are excited to collaborate with Sartomer in additive manufacturing materials development. Joining forces to design E-Aquasol resin for our professional-grade Continuous Digital Light Manufacturing DLP 3D printing platform supports our customers in achieving the best end results thanks to the advanced performance properties of this water-soluble material.”
Envision One cDLM now available in Europe
In addition to launching the new water-soluble resin, EnvisionTEC has also announced the release of its Envision One cDLM 3D printer onto the European market. The 3D printer is known for its rapid speed of up to 75 mm per hour in the z-axis.
“Envision One uses patented cDLM technology with zero separation forces during the build process coupled with a continuous movement option, allowing for the delivery of 3D printed parts at an incredible speed without any loss of accuracy,” said Sobhi Aris, Managing Director of EnvisionTEC GmbH.
EnvisionTEC will be showcasing the 3D printer along with its growing portfolio of materials at Formnext this week.