Fortify and DSM partner to develop high-performance composite materials for 3D printing of structural parts
Fortify, a Boston-based advanced manufacturing company, and DSM, a global purpose-led, science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, will partner to develop high performance composite materials for 3D printing of structural parts.
The partnership brings together Fortify’s Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) platform and fiber processing expertise with DSM’s application knowledge in 3D printing resin and formulation development.
Together they will develop high-performance composite materials to be distributed through Fortify hardware. Bringing strong mechanical and temperature properties to 3D printed parts, the materials are suited for a wide variety of applications in numerous markets: automotive, aerospace, electronics, rapid tooling, and jigs and fixtures.
Fortify’s expertise and know-how on hardware and fiber-processing will bring immediate increases in the mechanical properties of DSM’s resin by leveraging DCM. In addition, Fortify and the DCM platform will become a distribution channel for DSM’s 3D printing materials.
Most 3D printing platforms are closed, limiting the use of resins to those that are produced by the 3D printer company itself. With The Fortify Fiber Platform, Fortify is inviting the world’s best materials suppliers to develop high-performance resins in conjunction with Fortify material scientists and engineers. Partners can properly harness the power of composites without having to build out the in-house expertise that Fortify provides.