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Royal DSM introduces Somos® Precise, the latest material for 3D Printing that is designed to create parts and patterns for high temperature applications requiring exceptional detail resolution. In addition, patterns made with Somos® Precise display high levels of dimensional stability even under high humidity conditions. Fine detail and accuracy is a critical need of a part for the invisible dental aligners market. Wuxi Epoch Angel develops and manufactures products for this market using stereolithography, a distinct and unique type of 3D Printing.

“Somos® Precise meets all the requirements for optimizing our process of manufacturing invisible dental aligners,” says Ms. Li Huamin, CEO Wuxi Epoch Angel. “The dental molds made with Somos® Precise display a high level of accuracy which is key for producing our aligners. The introduction of Somos® Precise allows us to greatly improve the reliability of our product and enhance production efficiency by 10 to 15%.”

“We are excited to work with our customers to unlock new applications and optimize their processes,” says Jasper van Dieten-Blom, Global Marketing Manager Somos® at DSM. “We continue to collaborate with our customers and explore opportunities to develop new applications and innovative materials to drive the 3D Printing Industry forward.”

Key Benefits

  • Fast, easy processing & finishing
  • Excellent detail resolution and dimensional stability over time
  • High heat tolerance

Ideal Applications

  • Indirect manufacturing
  • Tooling
  • High temperature testing

DSM believes that 3D printing is a major change agent for the world creating brighter lives for people today and generations to come. Somos® Materials move the Additive Manufacturing industry to a new level of performance. We are dedicated to customer grow in the ever-changing world of 3D Printing and promote this growth through continuous material and application development, encouraging industry collaboration and maximizing customer asset value by providing continuous information and support.

For more information, visit: www.dsm.com/products/somos/en_US/offerings/Somos-Precise.html

Royal DSM introduces Somos® PerFORM, the latest composite material for 3D Printing, answering the need for parts that require thermal stability, extreme accuracy and a quick turnaround. Users can achieve maximum accuracy and detail with a reduced processing time with Somos® PerFORM, which is available for 355nm and 365nm photopolymer-based machines for 3D printing.

“We are thrilled to announce the latest addition to the Somos® product portfolio and the expansion into 365nm equipment,” says Kelly Hawkinson, Global Marketing Manager Somos®. “Somos® PerFORM creates durable parts with dimensional stability, high detail and excellent surface finish that are ideal for the rigorous testing in the automotive and aerospace industries. The added durability of Somos® PerFORM allows tooling to be designed with the strength needed to achieve more parts per mold than traditional stereolithography materials used in the injection molding industry.”

Based in Cologne, Germany, Toyota Motorsport GmbH offers design, development, testing and production services to the Toyota family, as well as external, independent clients with wind tunnel services, engine testing and electric vehicle development. TMG runs 10 stereolithography machines with a large capacity to handle a multitude of requests to deliver wind tunnel parts and even actual bodywork parts for their hybrid high performance race cars. TMG has introduced Somos® PerFORM into the portfolio of materials that they run for stereolithography, a distinct and unique subset of 3D printing.

“Toyota Motorsport GmbH is proud to have such a mutually-beneficial relationship with DSM. It has been a fascinating experience to work together on the development and first commercial use of Somos® PerFORM,” says Gerard Winstanley, Toyota Motorsports GmbH, Manager Composites Fabrication and Rapid Manufacturing. “We are extremely excited about the high-definition detail and side wall quality of the parts, along with its stability and ease of processing in our stereolithography equipment. The advances we have seen with Somos® PerFORM have allowed TMG to break into a new area of the industry and this perfectly illustrates how big of a step DSM has made with this material. Using Somos® PerFORM, TMG is now able to produce tooling for injection molding; combining the cost efficiency and fast production times of traditional additive manufacturing with the accuracy and high definition required in the injection molding industry. This has been made possible through the innovative characteristics of Somos® PerFORM and we are looking forward to sharing these advantages with our customers in the very near future.”

DSM believes that 3D printing is a major change agent for the world creating  brighter lives for people today and generations to come. Somos® Materials move the Additive Manufacturing industry to a new level of performance.  We are dedicated to customer grow in the ever-changing world of 3D Printing and promote this growth through continuous material and application development, encouraging industry collaboration and maximizing customer asset value by providing continuous information and support.

For more information, visit: www.dsm.com/products/somos/en_US/home.html

Monday, 15 April 2013 11:26

DSM Introduces Somos® NeXt LV Grey

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DSM, an innovative leader in stereolithography materials development for additive manufacturing applications, introduced the second material in its Somos® NeXt family of thermoplastic-like products — Somos® NeXt LV Grey.

Somos® NeXt LV Grey produces durable, grey parts with high resolution detail. The ABS-like parts have a high modulus while maintaining a low viscosity for easier cleaning and reduced part processing times. This third-generation, high-impact Somos® material is designed for creating tough, high-quality, complex parts that are more resistant to fracture and cracking than standard SL resins. Somos® NeXt LV Grey also offers superior water resistance and thermal properties. It is ideal for use in functional testing and low volume manufacturing applications, as well as functional end-use performance parts; especially snap-fit designs, impellers, connectors, and sporting goods.

“We are thrilled with the Somos® NeXt LV Grey parts that are coming off our equipment,” says Bruce LeMaster, president of Applied Rapid Technologies Corporation. “The lower viscosity of this material has allowed us to optimize the style files for faster throughput. The finished parts are strong and durable making them a great option for silicone molding patterns.”

Kelly Hawkinson, Global Marketing Manager, Somos® Materials, DSM Functional Materials, said, “We are excited to evolve the Somos® NeXt product line. Our customers are amazed at the precise level of detail they have been able to achieve by using Somos® NeXt LV Grey, with the functionality they’ve come to rely on from the original Somos® NeXt. This product will truly make your parts stand apart from the rest with its thermoplastic-like properties and grey color.”

For more information, visit: www.dsm.com/en_US/somos/public/home/pages/offerings-somos-next-lv-grey.jsp

Cole DeForest has been awarded the DSM Polymer Technology Award 2011 for his PhD research in the field of responsive polymer hydrogels.

A judging committee comprising experts from DSM and from the Polymer Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS POLY) chose the winner from among four candidates selected as finalists. Cole DeForest has developed a synthetic methodology to synthesize novel hydrogel biomaterials whose biochemical and biophysical properties are independently tunable in both time and space and can be used to direct and probe fundamental cell function. The winning research will enable researchers to gain better insight into how cells receive complex information from their local native environment. This knowledge will aid in the development of next-generation biomaterials, which will be used as 3D cell culture materials to promote spatially-defined stem cell differentiation, as well as in the engineering of functional human tissue for regenerative medicine applications. The award carries a cash prize of USD 2,000.

Cole DeForest: “I am proud to be the recipient of the inaugural DSM Polymer Technology Award, a new tradition that I hope will carry on for many years to come. This award represents a strong commitment from DSM to new and ongoing partnerships with the academic world, which will be crucial in the continued development and commercialization of innovative chemical products for many years to come. It is an honor to be selected for such a fabulous award.”

The other three finalists were: Joshua Katz, James Kretlow and Timothy Merkel. All four finalists presented their PhD research at a special DSM – ACS POLY Symposium held in Denver as part of the ACS Fall Meeting.

Dr Joseph Put, CTO of DSM and chair of the judging committee, presented the award to Cole DeForest at the ACS POLY awards reception held in Denver on August 31. Dr Put: “DSM wants to recognize and reward exceptional achievements in science, both by our own employees and by talents working outside DSM. That is why we have our Bright Science Awards program. The Polymer Technology Award that we have introduced this year in the USA fits in our global strategy and is meant to support and reinforce our interaction with the academic world in the US.”
The four finalists and their PhD research

Cole DeForest conducted his research in the Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO under the supervision of Prof. Kristi Anseth. PhD thesis title: Phototunable Click-based Hydrogels for 3D Cell Culture: Dynamic Biochemical and Biomechanical Tailorability of the Cell Niche.

Joshua Katz conducted his research in the Dept. of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA under the supervision of Prof. Jason A. Burdick. PhD thesis title: 'Chemical Modifications to Vesicle Forming Diblock Copolymers: Development of Smart Functional Polymersomes'.

James Kretlow conducted his research in the Dept. of Bioengineering at Rice University, Houston, TX under the supervision of Prof. Antonios G. Mikos. PhD thesis title: 'Biomaterial-based strategies for craniofacial tissue engineering'.

Timothy Merkel conducted his research in the Dept. of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC under the supervision of Prof. Joseph M. DeSimmone. PhD thesis title: 'Biologically Inspired PRINT Particles: Design, Fabrication, in vitro and in vivo Evaluations of Extremely Soft Particles'.
The award

The DSM Polymer Technology Award was introduced this year and forms part of DSM’s Bright Science Awards program. This award program aims to recognize and reward outstanding scientists and to strengthen DSM’s interaction with the academic world. The DSM Polymer Technology Award is granted for innovative PhD or post-doctoral research in polymer technology. It has been established in partnership with the Division of Polymer Chemistry of the American Chemical Society (ACS POLY). The Award is open to new and current PhD researchers based in the USA. Nominated research must relate to the published theme of that year’s award. For 2011, the focus was on 'Polymers at the Biology/Materials Science Interface', and nominations were invited for PhD research in fields including, but not limited to, medical coatings, implant polymers, drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

For more information, visit: www.dsm.com

Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. and Royal DSM N.V. announce they have signed a Letter of Intent for a collaboration to evaluate Elevance’s unique monomers for production of specialty bio-based high performance thermoplastic materials, for DSM’s engineering plastics portfolio.

“DSM is a global leader in specialty thermoplastics and has demonstrated a capacity for commercializing innovative, more sustainable polymers, making it an attractive partner for our renewable monomers,” said Andy Shafer, executive vice president of sales and market development for Elevance.

“This collaboration will combine our novel monomers with DSM’s focus on providing the market with high performance polymers to quickly commercialize innovative, bio-based products.”

Elevance will provide natural monomers produced from plant oils along with its proprietary metathesis technology to enable the production of various polymers. DSM will provide expertise on polymer research, application development and commercialization.

“Partnering with Elevance enables DSM to further broaden our portfolio of products that provide improved performance over existing polymer solutions,” said Roelof Westerbeek, president of DSM Engineering Plastics. “Together with Elevance we can create new classes of bio-renewable, high-performance materials without compromising cost or quality.”

Based in Bolingbrook, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates valued specialty chemicals from natural oils. Using a Nobel Prize-winning technology called olefin metathesis, the company creates high performance ingredients for use in personal care products, detergents, fuels, lubricants and other specialty chemicals markets.

For more information visit: www.elevance.com or www.dsm.com

Friday, 25 February 2011 08:32

DSM marks its transformation with new brand

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Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company today introduces a new company brand: Bright Science. Brighter Living™. The new brand is symbolic of the transition to the ‘new’ DSM.

As the transformation of DSM from a chemical company into a Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company active in health, nutrition and materials is complete, a new corporate brand is a logical step. It demonstrates very clearly – to customers, suppliers, shareholders, the communities in which the company works as well as to DSM employees – that DSM has turned a page. The new brand is symbolic of the company's transition to ‘the new DSM’.

The new brand is a reflection of the overall positioning of the company. It stands for the DSM strategy, DSM culture and the way DSM wants its employees to work together. It represents the company’s sustainability value (working with a triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit thereby creating value for all stakeholders) , the One DSM philosophy (based on the realization that DSM can only fulfill its strategic goals if it operates as one united team across the globe) and it fits with the DSM mission to create brighter lives for people today and for generations to come.

Feike Sijbesma, CEO/Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, said: “With the portfolio restructuring completed, with our new strategy that focuses on growth, with the culture change on the road, and with our One DSM philosophy, this is the time to mark the new DSM, internally and externally.”

The new DSM is summed up by the new tagline: Bright Science. Brighter Living.™ : DSM uses its science and innovation in partnership with its customers to create products and solutions that make a positive difference to people lives.

Next to the new tagline the brand also comes with a new logo. The new logo conveys brightness. But it conveys a whole lot more besides: The mix and overlay of colors represents the diversity of DSM people and the unique combination of DSM global talents and technologies, working together to create innovative and sustainable solutions in a variety of businesses (nutrition, health and materials). The logo also conveys dynamic motion, a sense of movement because the company is constantly looking to evolve in an ever changing world and has great track record in doing so.

For more information about DSM visit: www.dsm.com

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