Henkel and Carbon announced a partnership agreement to collaborate for Loctite branded formulations validated for use with Carbon’s additive manufacturing process. As part of the collaboration, the new Loctite 3D IND405 Clear material is immediately available to Carbon customers. The partnership agreement opens the door for industrial customers to access Henkel’s patented single-component technologies (1K) for use with the Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (Carbon DLS) 3D-printing process.
Loctite 3D IND405 Clear certified for Carbon printers is a clear, tough, semirigid, 3D-printable material. Produced as a one-part resin, the polymer is easily printed using the Carbon DLS process. Applications include enclosures and housings, light pipe prototypes, bottle prototypes, jigs and fixtures and more.
Under its Loctite brand, Henkel offers a growing portfolio of resins for photopolymer 3D printing. By combining the Carbon DLS printing process with Henkel´s materials expertise and coupled with highly-vetted workflow print settings, the partners aim to drive more adoption of additive manufacturing at scale.
The partnership opens the door for Carbon customers to access Henkel’s patented single-component materials, building on Carbon’s broad portfolio of resins that offer customers best-in-class polymer materials for a wide range of applications. With the Carbon DLS process and a growing portfolio of resins that deliver end-use performance, product developers and manufacturers can bring better products to market in less time.