Henkel Meets Safety Standards with Photoreactive 3D Printing Material
As the result of a partnership between Henkel and Origin, Henkel has developed an entirely new 3D printable photopolymer material with fire, smoke and toxicity resistance properties for use with Origin One printers.
Edited by AM Staff
Henkel and Origin have been collaborating to develop new materials by optimizing print processes that extend the current boundaries of additive manufacturing. As a result of this partnership Henkel has developed an entirely new 3D printable photopolymer material with fire, smoke and toxicity resistance properties for use with Origin One printers.
The new photoreactive material meets the fire, smoke and toxicity safety standard UL’s 94V-0 and the industry leading aerospace 12 and 60 second vertical burn tests. The innovative product is said to set a new threshold for fire-, smoke- and toxicity-resistant 3D printing materials across many industries, including aerospace, automotive and transportation.
“The development of our new fire-resistant material is a real breakthrough innovation exceeding the properties of all currently available materials for DLP systems on the market,” says Philipp Loosen, head of 3D printing at Henkel. “Our open materials platform was specifically designed to enable a wide range of our resin portfolio for use in additive mass production. Together with Origin we have proven our capabilities to unlock the transformative power of 3D printing towards industrial manufacturing.”
Origin’s CEO, Chris Prucha says: “We were able to specifically program the Origin One to meet the environmental conditions needed to cure the material in a way that activates Henkel’s innovative chemistry, creating 3D printed parts that set a new standard for fire resistance. It’s a perfect example of how open collaboration between technology providers and materials companies should work, and we’re excited about the opportunities it creates for our clients and their end users.”