Henkel and Carbon partner in additive manufacturing drive
The organisations confirmed the collaboration for Loctite branded formulations validated for use with Carbon’s additive manufacturing process. As part of the collaboration, the new Loctite 3D IND405 Clear material is available immediately to Carbon customers.
The partnership agreement opens the door for industrial customers to access Henkel’s patented single-component technologies for use with the Carbon Digital Light Synthesis 3D-printing process.
Loctite 3D IND405 Clear certified for Carbon printers is a clear, tough, semirigid, 3D-printable material. Produced as a one-part resin, the clear polymer is easily printed using the fast, reliable and consistent Carbon DLS process. With potential applications for enclosures and housings, light pipe prototypes, bottle prototypes, jigs and fixtures for production floors and more, Loctite 3D IND405 Clear provides engineers and designers a clear and durable material solution.
“Henkel is a leading provider of single-component technologies for additive manufacturing,” said Dr. Simon Mawson, Senior Vice President and Head of 3D Printing at Henkel. “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 is a long-term trusted partner for providing industrial solutions to a broad variety of industries. Under its leading Loctite brand, the organisation provides a growing portfolio of resins for photopolymer 3D printing. By combining the Carbon DLS printing process with Henkel’s materials expertise and coupled with highly-vetted workflow print systems, the partners aim to drive more adoption of additive manufacturing at scale.
“We are excited to be partnering with Henkel to add this material to our portfolio of resins,” commented Dr. Jason Rolland, Senior Vice President of Materials at Carbon. “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.”
The partnership will mean that Carbon customers can access Henkel’s patented single-component materials while building on its broad portfolio of resins that provide customers with best-in-class polymer materials for a wide range of applications. Through the Carbon DLS process and a growing portfolio of resins that deliver end-use performance, product developers and manufacturers can introduce better products to market in less time.