EnvisionTec Teams with Somos to Develop High-Performance Materials

DEARBORN — EnvisionTec, the 3D printing technology provider, Tuesday announced a collaboration with Somos, the 3D printing material development division of the Dutch advanced materials and biotech firm Royal DSM.

EnvisionTec says the partnership will allow both companies to advance their technologies and develop new applications.

“Somos consistently produces cutting-edge materials for 3D printing,” said EnvisionTec COO John Hartner. “Working together will accelerate the possibility of producing large industrial parts with a high level of performance at much faster speeds.”

Somos business director Melissa Lutz, meanwhile, said EnvisionTec’s “new, 3SP large-frame machines produce parts two to three 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.”

More about Somos at www.dsm.com/somos.

EnvisionTec filed its first 3D printing patent submission in 1999. Since then, it has developed and released 3D printers, print materials and replacement parts, as well as training and other services. EnvisionTec works in the jewelry, hearing aid, dental, consumer, auto manufacturing and design industries. More at www.envisiontec.com.

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