Dow Chemical Enters 3D Printing Market with Support Material

The Dow Chemical Company will release its Universal support material in early 2018 with the help of materials distributor and manufacturer Taulman3D.


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The Dow Chemical Company is entering the 3D printing industry with the unveiling of its Evolv3D 3D printing platform, which was developed to address the challenges of prototyping and manufacturing using 3D printing.

“Dow is focused on leveraging our R&D capabilities to develop high-performance materials for 3D printing that will enable greater design freedom, reduce product development cycles and offer performance benefits,” market segment manager Keith Wilson says.

The first product is Evolv3d Universal Support Material (USM), a water-soluble support material that maintains its structural integrity during printing and is designed to be a single solution for a range of build material filaments.

The company will collaborate with Taulman3D, a North American manufacturer and distributor of 3D printing materials, for the USM’s commercial launch in early 2018.