Henkel and Carbon today have announced a partnership, with one of Henkel’s Loctite 3D branded materials validated for use with Carbon’s 3D printing process.
As part of the collaboration a new Loctite 3D IND405 Clear material has been made available to Carbon customers.
Unlike Carbon’s wide range of suppliers for dental-focussed materials, Loctite 3D IND405 Clear is the first externally produced Carbon verified material for ‘engineering’ use.
Loctite 3D IND405 Clear is a clear, tough, semirigid, 3D-printable material, it has potential applications for enclosures and housings, light pipe prototypes, bottle prototypes, jigs and fixtures for production floors and more.
“Henkel is a leading provider of single-component technologies for additive manufacturing,” says Henkel head of 3D printing Dr. Simon Mawson. “Our expanded partnership with Carbon allows us to deliver Loctite solutions to customers in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and medical markets. Together we offer an efficient additive manufacturing workflow that facilitates the production of durable end-use parts.”
Henkel has been producing 3D printing material solutions for a broad variety of industries for some time, with its Loctite brand offering a growing portfolio of resins for photopolymer 3D printing.
“We are excited to be partnering with Henkel to add this material to our portfolio of resins,” says Carbon senior VP Materials Dr. Jason Rolland.
“Our customers have asked us for a clear material that is tough, durable and high-impact resistant. Loctite 3D IND405 meets those needs, and we’re committed to continuing to provide product developers the widest range of best-in-class materials.”
“We are excited to partner with Carbon and combine our innovative, cutting-edge technologies to bring the Loctite 3D IND405 Clear material to market,” Mawson adds.
“We believe that the single-component technologies from Loctite, coupled with the Carbon DLS process, provide a best-in-class solution that enables higher precision, better functionality and outstanding economics. Together that puts us in a great position to deliver on additive manufacturing’s promise to transform industrial manufacturing.”