Desktop Metal and Henkel have expanded their materials partnership for the Etec brand by validating new Loctite materials and workflows for the Xtreme 8K 3D printer.
For the Etec machine, Desktop Metals explains that a workflow specific to the machine and material is needed to achieve optimal and repeatable results, adding that Loctite 3D Printing has pioneered the sharing of detailed workflows developed specifically to the machine and material.
The workflow validations provide complete specifications for printing, curing, and cleaning parts printed with Loctite materials.
Two Henkel resins have been announced for the 8K Xtreme:
– Loctite 3D 3843 HDT60 High Toughness, a high-strength ABS-like plastic with ‘superior impact resistance and surface finish’. It displays high green strength and HDT
– Loctite 3D IND405 HDT50 High Elongation, a high-strength, tough PP-like plastic with ‘outstanding impact resistance and excellent surface finish’
With a build volume of 450 x 371 x 399 mm, users can take advantage of the increased manufacturing capacity of over 150 litres of resin offered by the 8K Xtreme.
“I saw the Xtreme 8K before its release and knew it would excite the industrial additive space with the large build volume. I am pleased with our teams’ work to bring Loctite resins to the platform with initial workflow validations,” said Sam Bail, head of business development management and partnerships for Loctite 3D Printing at Henkel.
“Our team is delighted to partner with Henkel and offer their Loctite materials on our truly differentiated DLP printing systems,” said Desktop Metal CEO Ric Fulop.
“Manufacturers will be able to produce on-demand end-use parts in all-new sizes and at higher throughputs that help drive down the per-part cost. What’s more, they won’t need to pay for, or wait for, tooling to get the job done affordably.”