Henkel and Nexa3D Sign Material Development Agreement for Next-Generation Functional PolymerCindy Deekitwong
Our ecosystem partner, Nexa 3D, has announced today that they have signed an exclusive material development agreement with Henkel. This agreement builds upon the companies’ partnership and deepens their joint commitment to advancing the capabilities of additive manufacturing (AM) for volume production. The two companies plan to develop next-generation functional polymers that leverage their combined technologies, targeting volume production opportunities in industrial applications.
A vital component of this new development is developing new casting materials designed for various applications, including industrial metal castings for automotive, robotics, heavy machinery, and hydraulics. With new casting materials available, manufacturers can use the material to produce complex geometries to achieve light-weighting and part consolidation.
“In order to accelerate the adoption of additive manufacturing, we recognize that materials need to be customized for a given printer platform to meet the specific needs of the end user. By entering into a formal material development agreement with Nexa3D, we can now leverage the power of Albert, our highly agile, proprietary, digital innovation platform, to unlock the full potential of the Loctite photopolymers portfolio and Nexa3D’s ultrafast additive production platform.”
-Simon Mawson, Senior Vice President and Global Head of 3D Printing and Incubator Businesses at Henkel.