Stratasys and Solvay Partner to Bring New 3D Printing Materials to Market and Expand Adoption in Manufacturing

Solvay selected as first materials provider to develop Stratasys-approved Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) filament for F900 3D printer.

Stratasys launches authorized materials partner program; Solvay selected as first materials provider to develop Stratasys-approved Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) filament for F900 3D printer.

The collaboration between Stratasys and Solvay is designed to expand the range of high-performance polymers available to manufacturers, starting with the Stratasys F900. Image courtesy of Stratasys.

Stratasys has established an authorized materials partner program designed to expand the range of high-performance polymers available to manufacturers leveraging Stratasys’ fused deposition modeling (FDM) process in 3D printing applications. As an initial step, Solvay has been selected to help launch the program and deliver new polymers for the Stratasys F900 3D printer.

Under the authorized materials partner program, Solvay will access tools and Stratasys expertise to develop materials aligned with the company’s quality and performance benchmarks. The partners will share an authorized partner materials roadmap to guide Solvay’s selection and development of materials for Stratasys FDM printers.

“Stratasys is committed to expanding our portfolio of advanced, specialized materials for high performance FDM printers—enabling manufacturers to readily use 3D printing for production applications,” said Rich Garrity, president, Americas, for Stratasys. “By combining our expertise with Solvay, customers can make use of a broad range of high performance applications—all while maintaining the level of quality and reliability expected from Stratasys high-performance FDM consumables.”

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company headquartered in Brussels. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability.

“With this strategic partnership, we are combining Stratasys’ leadership in fused deposition modelling 3D printing with Solvay’s leadership in developing high-performance, AM-ready materials for the most demanding applications in a large number of industries,” said Christophe Schramm, business manager for Additive Manufacturing in Solvay’s Specialty Polymers Global Business Unit. “This is fully in line with Solvay’s ambition to push the limits of high-performance additive manufacturing.”

Solvay Specialty Polymers manufactures over 1,500 products across 35 brands of high-performance polymers.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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