New material options for industrial 3D printing

Covestro highlights materials for filament, powder and liquid resin 3D printing technologies at RAPID+TCT 2017

Pittsburgh, May 8, 2017 — To say the 3D printing market is booming is an understatement: A recent Deloitte study estimates 3D printing will increase from $4.8 billion today to $20.5 billion by 2020, and perhaps even more. Growth is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of suitable materials and processes. That’s where Covestro can make an impact.

Covestro is bringing new material options to the 3D printing industry based on its polyurethane and polycarbonate chemistries. The company is developing new products specifically tuned to offer increased levels of performance required for industrial 3D printing. Covestro will showcase its materials solutions for filament, powder and liquid resin 3D printing technologies at RAPID+TCT 2017, May 8-11, in Pittsburgh.

“We’re not new to this space, but we have typically been in the background,” said Dan Pothala, business development & partnering, Additive Manufacturing, Covestro LLC. “Now, we believe the time is right for Covestro to step forward and demonstrate the important role our high-performance materials can play in making new industrial end-part production a reality.”

Covestro’s exhibits will showcase solutions for:

  • Filament technologies using polycarbonate and polyurethane for applications such as athletics, medical or electrical
  • Powder technologies using polyurethane for applications such as footwear
  • Liquid resin technologies with polyurethane for a variety of potential applications

Of course, seeing is believing, and booth visitors will be able to see 3D parts formed from Covestro’s polycarbonates and thermoplastic polyurethanes produced with Mass Portal SIA’s Dynasty® Additive Manufacturing System (AMS). The Dynasty® AMS is a low-volume plastics parts production system that automates workflows for parallelized production of parts or semi-unattended printing of indivudalized products.

RAPID+TCT 2017 attendees are invited to visit Covestro’s booth (#1029). There, they can speak with experts about the company’s portfolio of materials for industrial 3D printing, see a sample box with identical cubes printed with different technologies and materials, and watch as plastic parts are produced on the Dynasty® AMS.

About Covestro LLC:

Covestro LLC is one of the leading producers of high-performance polymers in North America and is part of the global Covestro business with 2016 sales of EUR 11.9 billion. Covestro manufactures high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction, medical and sports and leisure industries. The Covestro group has 30 production sites around the globe and employed approximately 15,600 people at the end of 2016.

Find more information at www.covestro.com or www.coatings.covestro.com.

Covestro Contact:

Sarah Schade, Phone: +1 412 413 5843
Sarah.Schade@covestro.com

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