As additive manufacturing evolves from a prototyping technology into a mainstream manufacturing technology, the parts themselves - the applications - come under increasing scrutiny. Whether these are medical prostheses, trainer insoles or car parts, they all have specific requirements - which in turn drive the quest for the right materials. And while DSM puts our materials science to work, we realize the need to collaborate with the entire value network. To truly accelerate adoption, we are creating an ecosystem by partnering with printer manufacturers, material companies, service bureaus, software providers and end users/Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), as well as embracing new business models where opportunities arise.
An example of how we utilized our ecosystem of partners to provide efficiency, expertise and cost savings to customers is an end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) application developed with BDI Additive and JuggerBot 3D. A BDI customer required a range of EOAT devices that could be interchanged to manipulate a mix of complex and delicate items. To tackle this, BDI and JuggerBot 3D produced parts using DSM fused filament fabrication materials.
You can learn more about how these organizations worked together to create a cost-effective solution in a timely manner by filling out the form to the right. We’ll be in touch to discuss how our materials might work best for your application needs.