DSM — Somos Stereolithography Materials

The Somos group has a global reputation for stereolithography material innovation. Prototypes made from trademarked Somos resins closely replicate the functionality of engineered thermoplastics, but are delivered with increased speed and accuracy.

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Elgin, IL 60120 US

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Additive manufacturing a new frontier for composites
Leading additive manufacturing authority Terry Wohlers (Wohlers Associates Inc., Ft. Collins., Colo.) comments on two decades of AM progress and AM's prospects as a composites manufacturing solution.

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The rise of rapid manufacturing
An outgrowth of rapid prototyping, tool-free additive fabrication technologies have the potential to form small, limited-run composite parts directly from CAD data.

DSM Somos TetraShell

SL software for hollow-build parts
DSM Somos' TetraShell software helps manufacture hollow stereolithography parts with variable skin thicknesses.

Terry Wohlers

Prototyping and manufacturing by additive fabrication
 Additive fabrication (AF) technology, such as laser sintering (LS) and fused deposition modeling (FDM), encompasses a wide range of applications. The earliest was rapid prototyping to support design, concept modeling, fit/function testing, and pattern making without the need to construct expensive tooling for prototypes and test articles. Manufacturers also are using AF to produce jigs, fixtures, drill guides, and other manufacturing and assembly tools.

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Rapid Manufacturing, Part II: Pioneer Applications
Harbingers of what could be a significant trend, these composites manufacturers demonstrate the potential of additive fabrication and several innovative materials in tool-free manufacture of complex components.

Honda RS 125GP

Rapid Manufacturing, Part I: The Technologies
An outgrowth of rapid prototyping, tool-free additive fabrication is shortening product development cycles for manufacturers of smaller, limited-run composite parts.

Metal clad rapid prototyping - 3/1/2008
Laser Reproductions (Gahanna, Ohio) has joined with stereolithography resin producer DSM Somos (Elgin, Ill.) and metal plating expert RePliForm Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) to offer Metal Clad Composite (MC2) prototypes, which merge two technologies to deliver metal performance without machining. The prototyping process

Metal clad rapid prototyping
Laser Reproductions (Gahanna, Ohio) has joined with stereolithography resin producer DSM Somos (Elgin, Ill.) and metal plating expert RePliForm Inc. (Baltimore, Md.) to offer Metal Clad Composite (MC2) prototypes, which merge two technologies to deliver metal performance without machining. The prototyping process

Product Categories of DSM — Somos Stereolithography Materials

Materials
  • Additive manufacturing/3D printing build materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Other thermoplastics