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DSM introduces new Somos QuickGen 500 DLP colorless resins for fast printing

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Royal DSM is introducing Somos QuickGen 500, a fast-printing, general-purpose engineered resin for digital light processing (DLP) and liquid crystal display (LCD) 3D printing. The company continues to expand its materials offerings with this flexible DLP/LCD resin.

With fast print speeds, DLP and LCD 3D printing technology offers quick and accurate results. Paired with low capital investment costs, companies looking to switch from traditional to additive manufacturing – and looking to manufacture locally – can more quickly and easily adopt 3D printing with DLP and LCD printing.

Somos QuickGen 500 is ideal for functional and general prototyping needs. The time and cost savings offered by DLP or LCD printing due to its printing speed compared to other technologies, paired with Somos QuickGen 500’s competitive print speeds and price point, make the material a potential game-changer. Its performance offers those using DLP and LCD printing increased productivity while cutting time and costs.

A colorless resin, Somos QuickGen 500 has a print speed 2x faster than similar materials. Easy to print, the resin prints with accuracy and is ideal for functional and general prototypes, semi-flexible applications, applications with detailed features and – due to its translucency – fluid flow analysis.

Somos QuickGen 500 DLP

Somos QuickGen 500 offers unique flexibility; it is more flexible than other resins, but stiffer than elastomers, offering both flexibility and spring back. It performs consistently independent of how quickly force or strain are applied, unlike many flexible materials that show greater influence from the rate of applied force.

DSM worked with their ecosystem partner, San Francisco based company Origin, and the developer of Origin One, an open industrial 3D printer with transformative material development tools to develop and test Somos QuickGen 500. The combination of DSM’s materials science and Origin’s open system platform allowed for the rapid development of this new material.

Chris Prucha, Founder and CEO, Origin: “With the introduction of Somos QuickGen 500, our industry now has a material that pushes the boundaries of 3D Printing, enabling high performance, fast printing, economical parts. This would not have been possible without the combination of material innovation, open material development technology, and tight collaboration between our two companies.”

Geoff Gardner, Innovations Director Additive Manufacturing at DSM: “We’re excited to expand our materials portfolio with Somos QuickGen 500, an engineered resin boasting fast print speeds at an economical cost. DSM continues supporting all manufacturing needs with high performance materials for all 3D printing technologies.”

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