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Additive Manufacturing

DSM and Origin announce partnership to enable new materials for Origin’s open additive manufacturing platform

Geleen, NL, 15 May 2019 17:00 CEST

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announced it is entering in a partnership with Origin, the San Francisco-based pioneer in Open Additive Manufacturing. DSM and Origin will work together to develop new materials for additive manufacturing and explore new applications.  

The companies have been working together for months to optimize DSM’s unique photopolymer material for Origin’s ‘programmable photopolymerization’ (P3) technology. At the upcoming RAPID+TCT conference in Detroit, Origin’s printer and production system and DSM’s first optimized material will be on display at their respective booths.

The partnership with Origin is another step forward in DSM’s ongoing commitment to build a global 3D printing ecosystem. DSM and Origin believe having an ecosystem is the best way to accelerate adoption and growth of the additive manufacturing industry. Both companies have been working to optimize DSM’s materials for Origin’s platform. Somos® PerFORM HW will be the first DSM material to join the Origin line-up.

Somos PerFORM HW as optimized for Origin’s printer will share the properties of Somos PerFORM that have made it the material of choice for applications that require strong, stiff, and high temperature resistant parts, such as aerodynamic modeling and potentially rapid tooling.

The quality and surface finish we’re seeing with Somos PerFORM HW on Origin’s P3 process are outstanding and unparalleled,” says Noud Steffens, Market Development Director Additive Manufacturing at DSM. “Origin provides an unprecedented degree of control so users can get consistent commercial-grade results using Somos PerFORM HW and soon other DSM materials.”

We’re excited that DSM is joining our open network of material partners and broadening the potential applications available to our users,” adds Chris Prucha, Origin’s CEO and co-founder. “DSM is the market leader in world class photopolymers with decades of experience developing unique photo-reactive chemistries. Together we are addressing today’s manufacturing challenges for customers.”

At the upcoming RAPID+TCT tradeshow in Detroit, Origin’s printer and Somos PerFORM HW will both be on display at their booths – DSM booth #303, Origin #2153. DSM’s optimized Somos PerFORM HW will be available for sampling at the time of the commercial launch of Origin’s printer. Additional materials will become available for Origin’s platform in the coming months. Both partners want to continue working together closely to search for new applications and improve materials to better meet customers’ needs.

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