Acquisitions, Mergers & PartnershipsFormnext 2021

Shapeways and DSM co-developing scalable 3D printing solutions for high-performance materials

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3D printing service bureau Shapeways and global sciences company Royal DSM are partnering in order to develop “custom and industrially scalable 3D printing solutions” which leverage Shapeways’ proprietary technology and extensive knowledge of additive manufacturing and DSM’s high-performance materials portfolio.

DSM Shapeways

Through the collaboration, DSM will continue on its journey of establishing a 3D printing ecosystem using Shapeways’ technology. The combination of the two companies’ expertise will culminate in the new “DSM Powered by Shapeways” offering, which will give businesses easier and increased access to DSM’s new high-performance materials and Shapeways’ cutting-edge technologies.

“DSM’s partnership with Shapeways will allow DSM to grow its additive manufacturing ecosystem bringing customers fast, easy access to 3D printing materials and technology,” said Hugo da Silva, VP Additive Manufacturing at DSM. “Shapeways’ innovative product creation solutions will greatly impact the way our customers are scaling additive manufacturing solutions and experiencing new technologies.”

Shapeways DSM partnership

The partnership was revealed where else but the Formnext trade show, which wraps up today. The companies say that additional details about the collaboration and its joint offering will be announced in coming months.

“We at Shapeways believe that the power of additive manufacturing and simplified product creation increases scalability and greatly enhances traditional manufacturing solutions,” said Greg Kress, CEO at Shapeways. “By collaborating with DSM, a highly esteemed science-based company, Shapeways’ B2B solutions will continue to scale the accessibility of 3D printing across a multitude of sectors.”

Other news from DSM at Formnext includes a partnership with Chromatic 3D Materials and German RepRap to develop high-performance, flexible solutions for 3D printing using Chromatic’s FlexTune polyurethane (PU) materials, as well as the launch of a new UL Blue Card-certified flame-retardant material, Novamid AM1030 FR.

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