Chemicals group ALTANA is significantly expanding its Cubic Ink family of materials for high-performance resins in 3D printing. At Formnext in Frankfurt, the company is presenting more than ten new resin-based Cubic Ink materials. ALTANA is thus positioning itself as a manufacturer-independent, system-open material supplier for DLP, LCD and SLA processes as well as for material jetting.
According to Dr. Max Röttger, Head of Cubic Ink, customers benefit from the company’s solution expertise in the development of innovative high-performance materials. ALTANA also provides support in formulating high-performance inkjet inks. This opens up new manufacturing possibilities, especially in the automotive and aerospace industries as well as in medical technology.
Highlights include the Mold 210 VP and 601 VP series for resin printing. They enable fast printing and easy model washout. Also innovative is the new High Performance 4-1301 VP for medical applications. It has been tested for non-cytotoxic properties and is suitable for skin contact, for example in orthotics.
High Performance 4-2800 VP-ESD is presented for antistatic applications. The resin prevents electrostatic discharge in sensitive electronic components. It is characterized by fast processing, washability and good mechanical properties.
High Performance 4-2100 VP scores with high impact strength and heat resistance. The fast-printing material is suitable for production aids with solid internal components.
All in all, the Cubic Ink innovations enable manufacturers to achieve additive manufacturing that is suitable for industry and open to systems. According to Dr. Röttger, ALTANA is thus underscoring its solution expertise in high-performance materials for 3D printing.