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Arkema, a French chemical and materials company, is expected to open a 3D Printing Center of Excellence within its facility in Exton, Pennsylvania next week.

This new R&D lab will focus on developing innovative 3D printing resins through its partner Sartomer, a global supplier of advanced additive manufacturing materials.

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“We’re launching the 3D Printing Center of Excellence to deepen our support of the visionaries working to develop innovative 3D printed materials,” said Sumeet Jain, Global Director of 3D Printing at Sartomer.

3D printers and post-processing machines for UV Cured Resins at the Arkema facility in Pennsylvania. Photo via Arkema.

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Officially launched in 2004 and now operating in approximately 50 countries, Arkema has developed materials, including specialty polyamides resins, for high-performance end-use applications.

According to Jain, with Arkema Group’s commitment “to enable 3D Printing to mass manufacturing through innovative material technologies” this new center will include state of the art wet chemistry labs, a formulation development and testing facility with a wide range of analytical equipment, and an application center housing multiple 3D Printers.

Printers - Range - Technologies - Stereolithography - SLA

The 3D printers will also cover a range of photo-curable based technologies such as stereolithography(SLA), Digital Light Processing (DLP), and MultiJet Printing (MJP). The center will additionally provide a collaborative space for chemists and engineers to develop custom resins for specific customer needs.

Ducted Fume Hood for Chemical Synthesis at the Arkema facility in Pennsylvania. Photo via Arkema.

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Sartomer, founded in 1956, will further develop its N3xtDimension brand of engineered resins for UV-curable additive manufacturing within the Center of Excellence.

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