Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, has joined Stratasys as the company’s 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 outstanding 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 with low viscosity and high green strength that has been tested for reliability on the Origin One printer. Evonik’s tests suggest an improvement of up to 10% in strength compared to an unnamed 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 – making the material well-suited 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, Evonik’s Director of Additive Manufacturing and Material Solutions in the Americas. “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.”
The P3 Deflect 120 material is currently available for customers to order in US, Germany, France and Italy.