Mitsubishi Chemical and atum3D present the successful development of a new UV resin. This is the first result of their partnership that started in 2018.
Mitsubishi Chemical’s expertise in the formulation and production of UV resins and atum3D’s competence in combining chemical expertise with their 3D printing hardware and software into customer application solutions are a perfect match. By joining forces, the two companies have successfully developed a new resin for atum3D DLP (digital light processing) printers. It can solidify under a 365 nm light source and will be named Diabeam.
Diabeam possesses specific properties for heat and impact resistance which are difficult to reach for photocurable resins. In addition, it benefits from a high scratch resistance which makes it a perfect fit for long-lasting interior trim parts, covers and frames in automobile or other vehicle interiors.
Dick Hoogerdijk, Director Marketing and New Business Development, Mitsubishi Chemical Europe, comments: “I’m glad to have such a professional partner like atum3D on board to develop the materials our customers demand. This new development shows the commitment of Mitsubishi Chemical to become one of the leading suppliers in the 3D printing sector.”
Joep Koopmans, Manager Business Development and Partnerships at atum3D, adds: “atum3D is proud to collaborate with Mitsubishi Chemical, an experienced and renowned company for UV resins. As an instrumental part of the integral application solution that also includes hardware and software, we believe this technologically advanced material offers new opportunities for short lead times, fast design and development iterations as well as local, just-in-time production of automotive interior parts. “
Interested customers can examine the new material and learn more about its applications at Formnext 2019, at the booths of Mitsubishi Chemical and atum3D.