Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced the release of Somos WaterShed Black, a new stereolithography material, based on Somos WaterShed XC 11122, that processes up to 50% faster than other black photopolymers. Due to its truer black color off the machine, the material allows for savings in time and resources related to painting and post-processing.
Somos WaterShed Black is a resin that builds durable, rigid and tough parts in a pure black color. Parts made from Somos WaterShed Black have a smooth surface finish requiring minimal post-processing, as well as strong moisture and chemical resistance.
Additive manufactured applications, especially in the automotive and electronics industries, are often painted black after being 3D printed, requiring additional time and investment during the production process. Developed to provide a quicker, less costly solution for these applications, Somos WaterShed Black offers fast processing with minimal finishing.
Any stereolithography application that is currently being printed and then painted black stands to benefit from this resin. Specific applications include functional automotive or electronic parts, consumer electronics, packaging and prototyping.