Covestro provides materials for booming 3D printing market
A recent Deloitte estimates 3D printing will increase from USD 4.8 billion today to a USD 20.5 billion industry by 2020. Growth is dependent on a number of factors, including the availability of suitable materials and processes. Covestro is developing new products for this booming market. The company presents latest developments at RAPID+TCT 2017 (8-11 May 2017, Pittsburgh, PA, USA). Covestro showcases materials for filament, powder and liquid resin 3D printing technologies based on its polyurethane and polycarbonate chemistries.
“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.
Booth visitors will be able to see 3D parts formed from PC and TPU 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 parallelised production of parts or semi-unattended printing of indivudalised products.