Continuing its long history as a leader in Additive Manufacturing technology, Arkema will be exhibiting and presenting at the Additive Manufacturers User Group (AMUG) Conference in St. Louis, MO, in April 2016. The presentation, entitled “High Performance Materials for Additive Manufacturing,” will focus on Arkema’s innovative material technologies for additive manufacturing applications, including Kynar polyvinylidene fluoride, Plexiglas acrylics, Rilsan and Orgasol polyamides, Kepstan polyether-ketoneketones, and Sartomer radiation curable resins.
Arkema’s involvement in Additive Manufacturing has evolved over time with the emergence of laser sintering, specifically with Rilsan Polyamide 11 powder, and has progressed to new products, including the Invent™ line of polyamide laser sintering powders, high performance Kepstan PEKK materials for laser sintering, and a full line of photo-curable resins from Arkema’s Sartomer division. There have been significant advances in Arkema’s Kynar PVDF resins that provide chemical and flame resistance in addition to new technology in performance thermoplastics, such as Plexiglas Rnew acrylic alloys, Pebax elastomers, and Rilsan Clear polyamides.
Arkema supports Materials Science Lab at Penn State
Arkema has joined with Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Materials Science and Engineering by contributing $50,000 to a new Arkema Additive Manufacturing Laboratory in the Department’s Steidle Building, which is currently under renovation, with completion scheduled for June 2016.
“We have a commitment to developing high-performance, innovative materials, and we are pleased to collaborate with Penn State on this new, state-of-art additive manufacturing lab,” said Ryan Dirkx, Vice President of Research and Development for Arkema’s North American region.
The funding will be used to purchase new equipment and other materials for the new lab, which will enable students to explore new additive technology and integrate it into their research as they enhance their undergraduate lab courses. Arkema has consistently donated to Penn State’s Materials Science and Engineering Department over the last six years in support of graduate fellowships, the department’s graduate colloquium in materials, and undergraduate student travel expenses.
Please stop by Arkema’s exhibit booth, #45, at the Additive Manufacturers User Group Conference and Expo at St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis, MO, April 3-7, 2016.