Henkel to Open New 3D Printing R&D Facility in Ireland

October 23, 2017

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Henkel to Open New 3D Printing R&D Facility in Ireland
The Henkel facility in Tallaght, Ireland. Image courtesy of Henkel

Irish eyes are smiling after German adhesives manufacturer Henkel announced plans to establish a new 3D printing research and development center at an existing facility in Tallaght, Ireland, creating 40 jobs for high skilled workers.

Henkel’s project “builds on the existing talent and expertise we have on site regarding light cure adhesive technology (a base for resins for certain 3D printing), and also the materials used in post processing. The speed with which we can start the project due to the available laboratory space and on-site expertise gives us an advantage,” said the director of the company’s technology center, Dr. Matthew Holloway, in an Irish Times article.

The facility will aid in the development of new materials for advanced manufacturing in industries like aerospace and medical devices.

Irish government officials praised Henkel for their decision to invest in the new additive manufacturing research site, noting that the facility will help position the country to become a leader in the burgeoning 3D printing field.

“Additive Manufacturing is a new and very innovative development for the manufacturing sector and this technology is likely to have a significant impact globally when its potential is fully developed. We very much appreciate Henkel’s investment and the quality jobs being provided,” said Ireland’s Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD in the Times article.

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