In addition to multiple sales to DSM and BASF announced today, Prodways announces the sale of one ProMaker P1000 to a leading French chemical company. The selective laser sintering 3D printer will enable to develop and test cutting-edge products.
The acquisition of Prodways machines by players in the chemical industry unlocks new potential thanks to the mutual exchange of high level expertise in the respective domains: 3D printer manufacturing and part production for Prodways, and advanced materials development for the chemical companies.
These multiple sales of plastic additive manufacturing machines to leading international chemical companies confirm the growing importance of 3D printing for advanced applications at industrial scale.
DSM purchases two Prodways Promaker P2000 ST printers
DSM has chosen Prodways to print its new PBT powder Arnite AM1210 for selective laser sintering. The PBT’s electrical, mechanical and flame-retardant properties make it particularly well suited to the electronics and electrical industries. The material has been tested on Prodways ProMaker P4500 printer and will be sold by Prodways.
In addition, DSM recently purchased two ProMaker P2000 ST machines for high-temperature (up to 280°C) selective laser sintering to test its powders and to use in manufacturing applications.
BASF purchases four new Prodways plastic laser sintering 3D printers for manufacturing and R&D applications
BASF, a strategic partner of Prodways since 2016 and the owner of a ProMaker P1000 printer, is reinforcing its relationship with Prodways through the purchase of new selective laser sintering printers for research and development purposes, as well as parts production.
The machines cover high printing temperatures which is the key prerequisite to print the whole range of PA6 materials made by BASF. They are also applicable for newly developed polypropylene.
The development of an ecosystem of additive manufacturing partners is a key element for the industrialisation of the technology. The acquisition of Prodways machines by a leading player in the chemical industry unlocks new potential thanks to the mutual exchange of high level expertise in their respective domains: 3D printer manufacturing and part production for Prodways, and advanced materials development for the chemical company.
Companies: Prodways Group