Henkel Expands Partnership with Carbon

Companies combine materials and printing expertise for high-performance additive manufacturing to further develop industrial 3D printing market.


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Henkel and Carbon have expanded their partnership to collaborate for Loctite-branded formulations validated for use with Carbon’s additive manufacturing (AM) process. As part of the collaboration, the new Loctite 3D IND405 Clear material is available to Carbon customers. The partnership opens the door for industrial customers to access Henkel’s single-component technologies (1K) for use with the Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3D-printing process.

Loctite 3D IND405 Clear certified for Carbon printers is a clear, tough, semirigid, 3D-printable material. Produced as a one-part resin, the company says that the clear polymer is easily printed using the fast, reliable and consistent Carbon DLS process. With potential applications for enclosures and housings, light pipe prototypes, bottle prototypes, jigs and fixtures for production floors and more, Loctite 3D IND405 Clear offers engineers and designers a clear and durable material solution.

“Henkel is a leading provider of single-component technologies for additive manufacturing,” says Dr. Simon Mawson, senior vice president and head of 3D printing at Henkel. “Our expanded partnership with Carbon allows us to deliver Loctite solutions to customers in the aerospace, automotive, industrial and medical markets. Together, we offer an efficient additive manufacturing workflow that facilitates the production of durable end-use parts.”

Henkel is a longstanding partner for providing industrial solutions to a broad variety of industries. Under its Loctite brand, the company offers a growing portfolio of resins for photopolymer 3D printing. By combining the Carbon DLS printing process with Henkel´s materials expertise, and coupled with highly vetted workflow print settings, the partners aim to drive more adoption of AM at scale.

“We are excited to be partnering with Henkel to add this material to our portfolio of resins,” says Dr. Jason Rolland, senior vice president of materials at Carbon. “Our customers have asked us for a clear material that is tough, durable and high-impact resistant. Loctite 3D IND405 meets those needs, and we’re committed to continuing to provide product developers the widest range of best-in-class materials.”