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Additive Manufacturing

Somos® Element for Better Investment Casting

Through continuous interaction with our customers, pattern makers and foundries, DSM Additive Manufacturing has developed Somos® Element as the next generation of stereolithography resins specifically designed for producing investment casting patterns.
Somos Element Turbine

Key Benefits for 3D Printing

  • Very clean burnout with low residual ash
  • Low viscosity
  • Dimensionally stable


Somos® Element is a new antimony-free stereolithography material that has been specifically created to improve the repeatability and quality of 3D printed casting patterns.

Patterns created with Somos® Element have strong green strength, are dimensionally stable during storage and leave a minimal amount of ash residue after burnout. Any residue that is left behind is easily removed, leaving a perfectly clean void in the ceramic mold. This translates into less mold prep and lower rates of rework saving customers time and money.


Peridot saves time and money with Somos® Element

When time is of the essence, 3D-printed patterns made with Somos® Element provide significant advantages over traditional investment casting methods. Somos® Element produces a high quality finish with little to no ash allowing you to produce titanium and other super alloy metal parts. Discover how Peridot, Inc., is using Somos® Element to transform investment casting and open up new business opportunities.

User Guide

Access the Somos® Element User Guide to get a complete overview of how best to handle, process and post-process the material. 

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