Evonik and Cubicure to Partner on 3D Printing Resins

September 30, 2019

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Evonik and Cubicure to Partner on 3D Printing Resins
A Hot Lithography 3D printing system. Image courtesy of Cubicure

German specialty chemicals and materials firm Evonik Industries recently formed a cooperative agreement with additive manufacturing equipment and materials supplier Cubicure to collaborate on the development of new radiation-curing resin systems, the company announced Monday.

Based in Austria, Cubicure is a spin-off company of the Vianna University of Technology. The new partnership is managed by Evonik’s strategic innovation unit Creavis. 

“The Hot Lithography technology developed by Cubicure is an interesting option for manufacturing components that meet the exacting standards of industrial applications,” said Prof. Stefan Buchholz, the executive director of Evonik Creavis GmbH, in a statement. “We have been using this platform for the development of next-generation radiation-curing resin systems for a while. For this purpose, we are developing custom-made components such as oligomers, specialty monomers and suitable additives.” 

Hot Lithography uses laser-induced polymerization to create objects. Evonik said its efforts to develop new radiation-curing resin systems is part of its broader work to improve its capabilities in 3D printing. 

“Our strategic focus is on developing and manufacturing ‘ready-to-use’ high performance materials for all relevant 3D printing technologies. Close cooperation with our customers and partners is a prerequisite for advancing innovations,” Thomas Große-Puppendahl, the head of the innovation growth field at Evonik, said in the release.

Earlier this year, Evonik formed a joint development agreement with 3D printing technology firm Evolve Additive Solutions to collaborate on the formulation of new thermoplastic materials for use in Evolve’s Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) additive manufacturing systems.

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