DSM plans to acquire parts of the 3D printing business of Clariant, a specialty chemical company. According to the companies, the agreement allows DSM to develop its filaments and pellets more quickly, based on application needs.

The transaction includes part of Clariant’s 3D printing employees, a selection of its 3D printing materials range, a source of engineering-grade filament and pellet materials, and a small production line for fast ramp-up of small batches.

‘Together we can fulfil market needs faster and with a broader materials toolbox, and realize further the potential of additive manufacturing to the manufacturing world,’ said Hugo da Silva, Vice President Additive Manufacturing at DSM.

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