German’s producer of high-performance polymers, has announced the launch of its newest custom 3D printing brand called Addigy®. Making its debut at Formnext 2019, Addigy® will concentrate on offering material solutions. The solutions will be utilized in commercial 3D printing manufacturing. They include thermoplastic polyurethanes, polyurethane-based resins, and polycarbonates.
The materials allow for personalized features and particular performances. They include flexibility, chemical resistance, and toughness concentrating on the application in industries such as medical, leisure, sports, automotive, and E&E.
“With our innovative developments, we are positioning ourselves not only as a problem solver but also as a reliable partner for the supply of larger quantities and for upscaling production processes.” Says Covestro’s Global Head of Additive Manufacturing Patrick Rosso.
Covestro is based in Germany and runs 3D printing labs in Shanghai, Germany, China, and Leverkusen. These facilities enable the company to interact with clients to promote and experiment with new material resolutions. They include resins, powders, and filaments.
Addigy brand which is newly established is based on three focus values: experience, innovation, and scalability. Scalability includes the ability to upscale laboratory products and the capacity to dependably provide huge amounts of materials. Such practice needs Coestro’s experience to make custom materials for commercial 3D printing. Eventually, innovation targets to resolve future and current problems in production.
Additive manufacturing and plastics personalization
A good example application where Addigy material can be fully recycled is 3D printed footwear. This is one made from A filament and TPU-based powder. Such a shoe has been created to be recycled in one single step. This happens as worn-out shoes are changed into filaments for new shoes. According to Covestro, the materials also provide high rebound and abrasion resistance.
In July 2019, Covestro declared its partnership with Carbon. Carbon is a company that uses CLIP DLS 3D printing to offer Polyurethane resin for 3D printing mass manufacturing. Apart from that, Covestro announced a partnership with Genomatica. Genomatica is a biotechnology company based in San Diego.
The aim of the partnership is for Genomatica to deploy its strengths in growing industrial-scale bioprocesses. This is so as to produce widely-utilized substances. Covestro completes the partnership with strong knowledge in substance process technology and app development.