Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Joins Hands with Somos to Offer Stereolithography Materials
VALENCIA, CA: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing services, collaborates with DSM, a provider of stereolithography materials, to give the customers of Stratasys access to Somos materials. The partnership will increase the stereolithography (SL) production capacity of Stratasys Direct Manufacturing empowering the company to boost material development and fulfill large projects quickly.
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing and Somos development team will first conduct beta testing of the Somos materials before they are delivered to the customers. Through this partnership, customers will have access to a wide range of SL materials including Somos NeXt, Somos ProtoGen 18420, Somos WaterClear Ultra 10122 and Somos WaterShed XC 11122.
“Together with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing we will accelerate Stereolithography material development like never before. Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s customers have already used Somos materials in some exciting and potentially life-saving applications, like customized and intricate heart models that improve the safety and efficacy of surgical procedures, so we are eager to see what incredible SL parts users develop next,” says Melissa Lutz, Business Director, Somos.
Among one of the oldest 3D printing models, stereolithography uses a computer-controlled laser to create the structure. It helps in creating prototypes due to its ability to create durable objects quickly. Today, a number of industries make use of stereolithography including medical and manufacturing industries.
The broad portfolio of additive and conventional manufacturing services, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, a subsidiary of Stratasys, enables a number of its clients to enhance their products and reduce time to market. On the other hand, Somos, a product brand of DSM, has also accelerated the growth of its customer in the field of 3D printing through material and application development.
“We made this move to meet customers’ strong demand for Somos materials that the rapid prototyping services industry was not fulfilling. We are excited to build on Stratasys Direct Manufacturing’s legacy of Stereolithography excellence by giving customers materials that have the power to enable more life-changing innovations,” says Chuck Alexander, Director of Product Management, Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.
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