Solvay, a leading global supplier of polymers, is providing innovative Additive Manufacturing (AM) light-weighting products to Oxford Performance Materials for the development and manufacture of components for its ambitious low-Earth orbit aerospace project at Boeing.
Bernard Plishtin, Chief Business Development Officer, Oxford Performance Materials, says, “From the project’s inception, we needed to provide significant weight and cost savings as well as a drastic cut in lead-times. This was made possible by Solvay’s reliable supply of high-performance materials for our specific additive manufacturing processes for 3D-printed aerospace structures.”
Solvay is a world leader in specialty polymers with cutting-edge AM material solutions for Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) and Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and is a strategic supplier to the aerospace industry. The company’s AM platform comprises facilities in Alpharetta, Georgia (USA), Lyon (France) and in Brussels (Belgium) with products such as AvaSpire® polyaryletherketone (PAEK), KetaSpire® polyetheretherketone (PEEK), and Radel® polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) for FFF, and polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) and Sinterline® Technyl® PA6 powders for SLS processes.
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