Henkel has strengthened its offering for industrial additive manufacturing solutions. In addition to its post-processing portfolio, the company provides an open materials platform to collaborate with manufacturers of 3D printers and system providers to enable the qualification of new materials for different printing technologies.

As a central element of the open materials platform, the company has developed differentiated materials with a focus on UV-curable silicone elastomeric, ultra-clear, durable high-impact, high-temperature and general-purpose resins. These novel materials under the Loctite brand overcome some of the most pressing technical limitations in the market and are designed to enable 3D printing for a wide range of applications in the health and wellness, transportation, and industrial segments.

“With our new materials platform we offer innovative building blocks to engineers and designers to realize their ambitions,” said Sean Dsilva, head of 3D Printing Materials at Henkel. “Manufacturers of 3D Printers and system providers that work with us benefit from our unique offering of next generation resins, which provides solutions to some of the most severe limitations in the 3D Printing market. This is the next step to move Additive Manufacturing from prototyping to functional part productions across markets.”

For more information, visit www.loctite3d.com.