French chemical company Arkema has announced several partnerships with leaders in the 3D printing industry to continue offering sustainable, high-performance materials for additive manufacturing.
According to the press release, Arkema is working closely with HP, EOS, Stratasys and others. One focus is the partially bio-based polyamide 11 Rilsan, whose carbon footprint was recently improved yet again. Together with HP, the new HP 3D HR PA12S polyamide 12 powder was developed for Multi Jet Fusion. This enables aesthetic parts with high powder recyclability, according to Arkema.
Other partnerships include generative manufacturing of personalized eyewear with Genera, adaptation of N3xtDimension photopolymers to Rapid Shape’s DLP printers, and development of PEKK powders with EOS. According to Arkema, customers can now find Arkema liquid resins for their 3D printing through its Easy3D digital platform.
Overall, Arkema aims to serve the growing demand for sustainable and high-performance materials for additive manufacturing with its materials and world-leading expertise in polymer science.