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DSM Launches Durable SLA Material for Elevated Temperature 3D Printed Parts

Published on 2017-03-22. Author : SpecialChem

Somos® Taurus for 3D Printed Auto Parts
Somos® Taurus for 3D Printed Auto Parts
Royal DSM has announced the introduction of Somos® Taurus at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG), an annual technology conference dedicated to the advancement of additive manufacturing. Somos® Taurus is the latest addition to the Somos® SLA material portfolio which expands its product offering for elevated temperature performance.

Somos® Taurus SLA

  • Somos® Taurus is the first SLA material to be both durable and have the ability to withstand elevated temperatures. 
  • With a heat deflection temperature (HDT) of 95°C (203°F), fully functional parts can be created for applications that have more stringent high heat requirements for prototyping or low volume end-use parts. 
  • The material is charcoal grey in appearance giving it the look and feel of traditional thermoplastics
  • In addition, Somos® Taurus builds quickly and is easy to process, clean and creates parts with smooth surfaces, fine features and details. 

Jasper van Dieten-Blom, Global Marketing Manager Somos® Materials, said:
“We are thrilled to expand the performance of our high impact family of materials. The higher HDT of Somos® Taurus allows us to expand into new applications for the automotive, aerospace and electronics markets where high temperature performance and durability are required. We are excited to deliver this material to our customers and provide them with even more uses for SLA 3D printed parts.”

Gerard Winstanley, Toyota Motorsport GmbH, Manager Composites Fabrication and Additive Manufacturing, said:
“We are proud to work so closely with Somos® and be involved in the alpha and beta testing of new products. It has been a great experience to work together on the development of Somos® Taurus. Our engineers and technicians have been working with the Somos® team to optimize the material for real-world motorsport applications. We are extremely excited with the durability and side wall quality of the parts. The added temperature resistance of the material has allowed us to expand where we use the material to test new prototype parts for our high-performance race cars, giving us a competitive edge in design and testing.”

Somos® Taurus is the first of several high-performance SLA materials to come from Somos® that combines the toughness and temperature combination that is required for end-use applications.

About DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets.

About Somos®

DSM believes that 3D printing is a major change agent for the world creating brighter lives for people today and generations to come. Somos®, a product brand of DSM, moves the Additive Manufacturing industry to a new level of performance. Its is dedicated to helping customers grow in the ever-changing world of 3D Printing and promote this growth through continuous material and application development, encouraging industry collaboration and maximizing customer asset value by providing continuous information and support.

About TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH

TOYOTA Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has been based in Cologne, Germany since 1979 and built its reputation in the World Rally Championship, winning four drivers’ and three manufacturers’ titles during two decades of competition. TMG was also the home of TOYOTA’s works Le Mans 24 Hours (1998-1999) and Formula 1 (2002-2009) teams and a tuning and sports conversion subsidiary (established in 1994).

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