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Mitsubishi Chemical and atum3D develop new resin

Mitsubishi Chemical and atum3D present the successful development of a new UV resin. This is the first result of their partnership that started in 2018.

Mitsubishi Chemical’s expertise in the formulation and production of UV resins and atum3D’s competence in combining chemical expertise with their 3D printing hardware and software into customer application solutions are a perfect match. By joining forces, the two companies have successfully developed a new resin for atum3D DLP (digital light processing) printers. It can solidify under a 365 nm light source and will be named DiabeamTM.

DiabeamTM possesses specific properties for heat and impact resistance which are difficult to reach for photocurable resins. In addition, it benefits from a high scratch resistance which makes it a perfect fit for long-lasting interior trim parts, covers and frames in automobile or other vehicle interiors.

Dick Hoogerdijk, Director Marketing and New Business Development, Mitsubishi Chemical Europe, comments: “I’m glad to have such a professional partner like atum3D on board to develop the materials our customers demand. This new development shows the commitment of Mitsubishi Chemical to become one of the leading suppliers in the 3D printing sector.”

Joep Koopmans, Manager Business Development and Partnerships at atum3D, adds: “atum3D is proud to collaborate with Mitsubishi Chemical, an experienced and renowned company for UV resins. As an instrumental part of the integral application solution that also includes hardware and software, we believe this technologically advanced material offers new opportunities for short lead times, fast design and development iterations as well as local, just-in-time production of automotive interior parts. “

Interested customers can examine the new material and learn more about its applications at Formnext 2019, at the booths of Mitsubishi Chemical and atum3D.

Media contact: media@mitsubishi-chemical.eu

About Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has the global organization and infrastructure to leverage local and global synergies through the vast network of affiliated companies. With over 40,000 employees at 351 affiliates in more than 30 different countries, Mitsubishi Chemical provides a comprehensive range of solutions based on chemistry that contribute to solve social and environmental issues. Our vision is to realize the sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth – we call it KAITEKI.

About Mitsubishi Chemical in Europe Mitsubishi Chemical in Europe is part of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation. With 13 affiliated companies and 3,600 employees we develop, promote and market materials adapted to the highest customer requirements. The following group companies are part of our group: Cleanpart Group, Lucite International, MC Ionic Solutions, Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Mitsubishi Chemical Europe, Mitsubishi Chemical Performance Polymers (MCPP), Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Mitsubishi Engineering Plastics (JV), Nippon Gohsei, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials (MCAM), Resindion, Wethje, Yupo (JV).

About atum3D atum3D offers 3D manufacturing excellence by connecting superior Digital Light Processing 3D printers to costeffective, high quality serial production capabilities. atum3D products are comprised of proprietary hardware and software with a free choice of build materials. Based on the assessment of customer application requirements and infrastructure, atum3D creates the optimal solution applying in-depth knowledge and years of experience. Whether you’re looking for efficient batch end-product manufacturing, optimisation of the preceding R&D and innovation processes or the technical platform to develop novel print materials: atum3D is here for you!