A supplier of polymer resins for additive manufacturing, Adaptive3D Technologies (Dallas, TX) and chemicals company Chemence (Corby, UK) have jointly announced a partnership to support Adaptive3D's accelerated growth schedule in additive manufacturing and specialty materials. The agreement covers manufacturing and packaging for Adaptive3D's current portfolio of premium additive manufacturing photopolymer resins. The partnership has been formed in response to heightened demand for Adaptive3D's ToughRubber product family on the heels of product qualification with OEM partners and its series A investment in January of this year, said the news release.
|Adaptive3D's ToughRubber has successfully achieved product qualification with OEM partners.|
Adaptive3D’s proprietary portfolio of materials originated in fundamental materials research, some of which has been translated from the University of Texas at Dallas and is based on past funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Targeting high-throughput manufacturing of complex 3D-printed plastic and rubber parts with advanced mechanical properties in open-air production environments, Adaptive3D reportedly has already delivered the highest strain 3D-printable photopolymer on the market. Soft and elastic products for use in consumer, medical and industrial and electrical applications will be coming soon, said the company.
Working with Chemence and leveraging its history of manufacturing excellence in adhesives and acrylates is a very compelling proposition for Adaptive3D, said Stephen Kay, Head of Operations. “We believe that their 30 years of experience, global manufacturing footprint and ISO 9001 certifications give our customers the security they need to depend on our products for additively manufacturing functional end parts and products as well as functional prototypes.”
"Adaptive3D and Chemence share a similar vision in advancing the transformative power of additive design and manufacturing," commented Allan Morris, Chief Operations Officer of Chemence. “We believe that functional performance in materials is the key to unlocking the future of additive manufacturing,” he said, adding that the company is “thrilled to be Adaptive3D's chosen manufacturing partner to deliver high-quality flexible photopolymers to its impressive customer list."