France: Additive Manufacturing Arkema Opens Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing
On November 15, Arkema inaugurated a new Global Center of Excellence for 3D Printing at its Cerdato Research & Development Center in Serquigny, France. This new center is dedicated to additive manufacturing based on high-performance polymers.
Serquigny/France — As part of a collaborative initiative striving for swift adoption of 3D-printing technologies, Arkema has established a new excellence center in France. The group has developed renowned expertise in applications and end-uses to support its customers around the world in this industrial revolution. The company plans to advance new custom-made materials that fulfill customer needs, through collaborative research with the additive manufacturing market leaders. Their offering of high-performance materials and services is to make 3D printing accessible to large-scale manufacturing.
In Serquigny, in the group’s largest research laboratory dedicated to advanced materials, Arkema has decided to open, in partnership with the Normandy Region, a new Global Center of Excellence for 3D printing by powder bed fusion. This new center houses collaborative areas and latest generation printers. It also benefits from all the product design and analysis resources available at the Cerdato.
The new 3D printing Global Center of Excellence is to support the accelerating development of this technology as an industrial manufacturing method. Dedicated to printing by powder bed fusion, the center complements the Group’s existing network, which comprises a center based in Exton (Pennsylvania, US) for photocure liquid resins inaugurated in 2018, and another in King of Prussia (Pennsylvania, US) for filament extrusion.