Henkel and InterPRO Additive Manufacturing, a service bureau based in Connecticut, USA, are expanding their partnership to drive the adoption of 3D printing solutions in industrial markets. As part of the collaboration InterPRO will serve as an Application Development Partner, accelerating the commercialization process for large opportunities in additive manufacturing.
Henkel has a longstanding experience in material chemistry. The company’s line of Loctite branded photopolymer 3D printing materials is positioned to address the needs of customers in many markets. Among other attributes, Henkel’s materials offer similar strength characteristics compared to fused deposition modeling (FDM) processes with a smoother surface finish, making them an ideal choice for use in industrial production. Unlike older resin-based technologies, the printed parts maintain their mechanical properties over time without becoming brittle or changing color.
For more than two decades InterPRO has offered an array of additive manufacturing services, using different technologies including FDM, multi jet fusion (MJF) and large format stereolithography (SLA). In recent years the company also began offering DLP 3D printing on the Origin P3 printer, enabling them to fully leverage the materials portfolio from Henkel.
As an Application Development Partner, InterPRO will assist Henkel in developing new production applications in the medical, consumer, industrial and aerospace markets. Customers will benefit from InterPRO’s knowledge and experience in the additive manufacturing industry. The service bureau will provide engineering services, including Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM), in addition to production and finishing services, helping qualify each application from concept to finished part.