DSM has formed a partnership with polymer 3D printing company Nexa3D to supply its laser sintering powders for the latter’s QLS-350 systems.

Nexa3D plans to include DSM’s Arnite T AM1210 (P) polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) laser sintering material, with its QLS 350 3D printers. 

’As we have already witnessed throughout Covid-19, the manufacturing industry sees AM as a viable path to sustain production and build resilient supply chains,’ said Hugo da Silva, VP of additive manufacturing at DSM. ‘This requires accelerated adoption of AM technology and at DSM, we are moving quickly to introduce new materials and collaborate with partners whenever possible.’

The partnership reportedly plans to focus on series production of electrical connectors, automotive electronics and lighting applications.

According to DSM, the use of laser sintering PBT materials could increase exponentially over the next decade, driven primarily by accelerating innovations in the automotive, electrical, and electronics industries.

This story uses material from DSM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.