INFINAM photopolymers from Evonik for industrial AM
Evonik’s 3D printing material campaign is still going strong.
INFINAM RG 3101 L and INFINAM FL 6300 L are two new photopolymer
created by the speciality chemicals firm for industrial 3D printing.
They add to a line of synthetic
earlier this year and are appropriate for use in typical photopolymer 3D printing methods including SLA and DLP.
“We are relentlessly investing our global innovation strength in the creation of new photopolymers with limitless uses.” We are relentlessly moving large-scale industrial 3D printing forward in this way. One of the most prominent international industry events for 3D printing is the Formnext trade show.
Dr Rainer Hahn, Head of the Market Segment Photopolymers in Evonik’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Growth Field, said,
“We are very glad to present our latest ready-to-use high-performance materials here for the first time.”
INFINAM and Cubicure are collaborating to create something new.
Evonik and Cubicure’s parttnership
an Austrian 3D printing business is commercializing INFINAM FL 6300 L, a joint innovation initiative initiated in 2019. Cubicure’s hot lithography printing method allows for the first time the
processing of highly viscous light-curing polyester-based resins. In contrast to traditional stereolithography,
Hot Lithography uses light-induced polymerization to make things at a higher processing temperature.
The procedure allows
a far broader spectrum of components
to be processed.
The result of this partnership is the first photopolymer-based elastomer that is appropriate for industrial use.
INFINAM FL 6300 L allows for the additive production of highly flexible 3D objects that excel in material qualities critical to elastomers,
such as remarkable low-temperature elasticity and dynamic load cycles of up to one million.
“The INFINAM FL 6300 L opens up entirely new manufacturing opportunities
in the field of elastic components.”
For the first time, it is feasible to build the most complicated shapes from a rubber-like substance thanks to the extreme precision with which the elastomer is processed in our hot lithography equipment.
“The sports sector is interested
in employing the material for cushioning elements in shoes,
grips, or backpacks,”
said Cubicure CEO, Dr Robert Gmeiner.
INFINAM materials are suitable for a wide range of applications.
In the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Growth Field, Evonik brings together its 3D printing capabilities. The discovery and production of novel high-performance materials for all main polymer-based 3D printing technologies is the strategic focus.
Evonik has rebuilt its ready-to-use material portfolio under the new INFINAM brand in this context.
Evonik Smart Materials is a division of Evonik that develops novel materials for resource-saving applications and to replace traditional materials.
They attempt to address today’s most pressing concerns, including the environment, energy efficiency, urbanization, mobility, and health. With around 7,900 employees, the Smart Materials segment earned sales of €3.24 billion in 2020.