Dutch distributor FormFutura BV has been appointed to distribute Royal DSM’s high performance additive manufacturing filaments to customers in the fast-growing additive 3D printing industry.
In a 14 Sept statement, DSM said that as part of the collaboration, its filaments will be supplied to OEMS, designers and 3D printing service bureaus for prototyping and industrial parts production.
A 25-year pioneer in stereolithography, DSM started developing high performance filaments based on its engineering plastics portfolio.
DSM is currently expanding its additive manufacturing activities into all polymer processing technology platforms - including selective laser sintering (SLS), multi jet fusion, ink jet and binder jet processes.
“At DSM, we believe that partnerships across the additive manufacturing ecosystem are critical to unlock the full potential of this new technology,” said Jill Cohen, global director marketing & sales for DSM Additive Manufacturing.
The collaboration, Cohen said, is expected to extend DSM’s global reach and supply to all regions and markets.
“We are proud of this collaboration with DSM as we see a rapidly growing demand in the FFF 3D printing market for industrial grade and high-performance materials in both industrial and SME sectors,” said Arnold Medenblik, CEO of FormFutura.
Based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, FormFutura is a supplier of filaments to the additive manufacturing industry.