Specialty chemicals group ALTANA and 3D printer manufacturer dp polar produced three new Cubic Ink 3D printing material families, high-performance with heat resistance and multi-material capability. A wide variety of materials including engineering-grade materials with different properties and the support material can be printed in a continuous process. With Cubic Ink ALTANA is expanding the range of applications for pioneering solutions in the highly innovative field of 3D printing. ALTANA AG recently expanded its portfolio of 3D printing materials by acquiring the business of TLS Technik GmbH & Co Spezialpulver KG and the British company Aluminium Materials Technologies Ltd. In the hardware segment, ALTANA had already acquired a stake in dp polar in 2017 and has since been working closely with the technology company based in Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen near Karlsruhe. Dp polar is the manufacturer of the Inkjet AMpolar machine generation, the world’s first 3D printing system with a continuously rotating print platform. Even the more compact model has a larger build volume than previous printing systems available on the market in the material jetting sector. The Cubic Ink printing material families now presented for industrial production open completely new possibilities in product manufacture, especially for users in the automotive and aerospace industries, but also for medical technology.

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