Royal DSM Partners With Juggerbot 3D, an AM Machine Builder
The company is partnering with Juggerbot 3D, an additive manufacturing machine builder who recently developed a printer equipped with extrusion technology.
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March 20, 2020
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, is expanding its additive manufacturing (AM) innovations in fused granulate fabrication (FGF). The company is partnering with Juggerbot 3D, an additive manufacturing machine builder who recently developed a printer equipped with extrusion technology, to explore the untapped potential of FGF printing. Together, the two companies will develop high-performance pellet printers and materials for industrial additive manufacturing.
DSM and JuggerBot 3D are exploring the untapped potential of FGF printing to develop solutions that meet a need among manufacturers. JuggerBot 3D’s newest printer is designed specifically to process performance materials, like DSM’s glass-reinforced Arnite AM8527 (G). The company also leveraged DSM’s expertise during the development of its new P3-44 printer. The P3-44 has a build volume of 3 feet deep, 4 feet wide and 4 feet tall, and is capable of producing parts up to 200 times faster than other machines.
DSM is one of the first partners to purchase JuggerBot 3D’s P3-44 printer. Set to further scale up additive manufacturing to industrial workflows, DSM will continue to add more pellet products to its portfolio of 3D printing solutions.
Removing Barriers to Adoption of 3D Printing
After collaborating on a fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printer, the two companies are now working together to leverage technology, top-tier materials and the sharpest minds in the 3D printing industry to revolutionize FGF additive manufacturing. Using the P3-44 and DSM material formulations, the two have established a development program for companies interested in FGF printing.
“The need for pellet materials and printers that are able to produce large-scale applications is evident,” says Hugo da Silva, VP Additive Manufacturing. “Working side by side with innovative printer manufacturers like JuggerBot 3D allows us to create material solutions while ensuring manufacturers have access to reliable machines. Materials or printers alone are not sufficient for OEMs to adopt the technology. That is why a smoothly running ecosystem is so critical for additive manufacturing to be accepted on the production floor.”
“We’re addressing the largest barriers to the adoption of 3D printing with fused granulate fabrication,” Dan Fernback, Co-Founder at JuggerBot 3D,” says. “The P3-44 is truly a reliable, industrial-grade machine that allows users to tap into a plethora of production materials and scale their additive manufacturing efforts.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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