Henkel has strengthened its offering for industrial additive manufacturing solutions. In addition to its broad post-processing portfolio, the company offers an open materials platform to collaborate with manufacturers of 3D printers and system providers to enable the qualification of new materials for different printing technologies.
As a central element of the open materials platform, the company has developed differentiated materials with a focus on UV-curable Silicone Elastomeric, Ultra Clear, Durable High Impact, High Temperature and General-Purpose resins. These materials under the Loctite brand overcome some of the most pressing technical limitations in the market and are designed to enable 3D Printing for a range of applications in the health and wellness, transportation and industrial segments.
The Durable High Impact resin 3870 has proven its high-performing properties in the health sector. The material is used for the 3D printing of motor adapters that have a consumer-grade finish, replacing the conventional injection molded parts. The solution significantly reduces long lead times and costs.
Henkel will showcase recent additions to its open materials platform and a range of novel 3D printing solutions during the upcoming RAPID + TCT Conference in Detroit, from May 21-23 at booth 609.