DSM Additive Manufacturing

1122 Saint Charles St
Elgin,  IL  60120-8443

United States
  • Booth: 303

DSM additive manufacturing is part of Royal DSM, a purpose-led global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM delivers innovative business solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity.

DSM's additive manufacturing business delivers 3D printing technologies - enabling sustainable production and improving people’s living.  The AM team helped pioneer the additive manufacturing industry more than 25 years ago with our Somos® products - and never stopped innovating. Digital, connected and distributed manufacturing has become a reality with 3D printing, allowing manufacturers to use more efficient and sustainable production methods. Stay connected with how we are working to Manufacture Tomorrow -- follow us on https://www.linkedin.com/company/18330468/


  • Somos® PerFORM Reflect
    Somos® PerFORM Reflect is a new and unique DSM stereolithography material developed specifically for 3D printing parts for wind tunnel
    testing with PIV. It produces strong, stiff, high-temperature resistant composite parts ideal for wind tunnel testing....

  • Go from SLA machine directly to PIV testing

    With Somos® PerFORM Reflect, DSM once again demonstrates its leadership in high-performing materials for additive manufacturing. Based on DSM's industry leading Somos® PerFORM, the new PerFORM Reflect will again set new standards for 3D printing materials for Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) applications allowing you to go from SLA machine directly to the PIV test By eliminating the need to apply PIV coatings to the printed parts, Somos PerFORM Reflect saves more than 30% post treatment.

    In Formula One, typically a car body is printed at 60% of its normal size for simulation purposes and checked with particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) in critical areas. On parts printed with Somos PerFORM Reflect, manufacturers can eliminate the step of applying PIV coatings.

    This allows customers to reduce post processing of the parts by more than 30%, thus enabling them to collect data faster, decrease overall lead time per design iteration and conduct iterations faster.

    Setting new speed records - and industry standards

    "Speed is crucial, whatever your industry. Eliminating the need to apply PIV coatings is a major breakthrough for customers who are using PIV testing. It allows them to speed up their design optimizations," said Hugo da Silva, Vice president of Additive Manufacturing at DSM. "We are thrilled that our strategy of focusing on helping customers create their applications have enabled us to deliver such tremendous value. Overnight, Somos® PerFORM Reflect will set not just set new speed records but new industry standards."

    Somos® PerFORM Reflect utilizes new patented technology that allows for reducing and even eliminating much of the finishing work required with traditional materials. Based on DSM’s industry standard Somos® PerFORM, the new resin demonstrates all the performance attributes that customers rely on such as low viscosity, low settling, fast processing and high stiffness and heat resistance.

  • Novamid® ID1030 CF10
    Novamid® ID1030 CF10 is a new carbon fiber filled PA6/66 copolymer filament for 3D printing durable structural parts with high dimensional stability and no warpage....

  • Easy Printing Carbon-fiber Filled Filament

    DSM introduces a new carbon fiber filled grade PA6/66 filament Novamid® ID1030 CF10 for 3D printing. Despite the low carbon fiber loading of 10% - much lower than other carbon filled materials - it produces functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close to what is usually achievable only by injection molding while matching the easy and fast printing of unreinforced plastics.

    “FFF technology is growing rapidly, for use in both prototyping and industrial applications,” said Hugo da Silva, Vice president of Additive Manufacturing at DSM. “With high-performance materials like our new carbon fiber filament, manufacturers can take it into many more applications like functional prototyping as well as durable and structural industrial parts for harsh environments.”

    Filled with only 10% of actual carbon fiber - much lower than most carbon filled materials - Novamid ID1030 CF10 3D is designed for printing structural parts which are clearly stronger, stiffer and tougher with higher tensile strength and modulus, high dimensional stability and free of warpage.

    These excellent mechanical properties and smooth appearance make it ideal for a very broad range of applications that require robust performance possibly at elevated temperatures such as automotive under-the-hood, protective and supporting sports gear; manufacturing jigs and fixtures; medical braces and prosthetics. It’s also a go-to-material for light weight applications across various vertical markets.

    The material can be printed on standard desktop fused filament fabrication (FFF) machines with a hardened nozzle. Tests have shown that users can run their printers at the same speeds as with unreinforced plastics, while achieving considerably better strength and toughness.

    More information can be found on www.dsm.com/additive-manufacturing/

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