Press release

DSM announces the collaboration of Somos® with EnvisionTEC

Elgin IL , US, 22 Sep 2015 09:00 CEST

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company, is pleased to announce a new collaboration between Somos®, a world leader in Additive Manufacturing materials, and EnvisionTEC, a world leader in 3D Printing equipment, that opens the door to new applications in the 3D Printing Industry.

EnvisionTEC unveiled its Xtreme® 3SP machine late last year at Euromold, which joined the Xede® 3SP in their large frame printing line. The 3SP series’ proprietary Scan, Spin and Selectively Photocure technology provides for the fast 3D printing of large, high detail models with the precision and quality surface finish that EnvisionTEC is known for. EnvisionTEC is teaming up with Somos, who has been developing game changing materials for over 25 years, to develop the next level of high performance materials designed for heat resistance, durability, high detail resolution and dimensional stability.

Somos consistently produces cutting edge materials for 3D Printing,” says John Hartner, Chief Operating Officer EnvisionTEC. “Working together will accelerate the possibility of producing large industrial parts with a high level of performance at much faster speeds.”

We are very excited to be working with EnvisionTEC,” says Melissa Lutz, Business Director Somos. “Their new 3SP large frame machines produce parts 2 to 3 times faster than the existing industry leading equipment. We can’t wait to develop high performance materials that enable their equipment to expand into new industrial applications.”

About Somos

DSM believes that 3D printing is a major change agent for the world creating brighter lives for people today and generations to come. Somos, a product brand of DSM, moves the Additive Manufacturing industry to a new level of performance. We are dedicated to helping our customers grow in the ever-changing world of 3D Printing and promote this growth through continuous material and application development, encouraging industry collaboration and maximizing customer asset value by providing continuous information and support. 

About EnvisionTEC

EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional grade 3D printing solutions for the rapid manufacture of customized products utilizing its proprietary consumables across a variety of markets. Since its first patent submission in 1999, EnvisionTEC has developed and released 3D print solutions consisting of 3D printers, print materials, replacement parts as well as training and other services. EnvisionTEC’s proprietary, multi-platform technology delivers high precision, speed, surface quality and functionality as well as the ability to use a wide range of materials at production speeds that it believes are superior to those offered by its competitors. EnvisionTEC works with a strong customer and partner base in diverse sectors such as jewelry, hearing aid, dental, consumer, auto manufacturing and design companies. For more information, please visit

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