USA: Additive Manufacturing Evonik Opens New 3D Printing Technology Center
Located in the USA, Evonik’s new technology center for 3D printing will prove vital for the development of new, ready-to-use materials for powder bed fusion manufactured by the Structured Polymers technology.
Germany – Evonik is further expanding its business in the area of additive manufacturing. The specialty chemicals company has opened a new technology center for 3D printing in Austin, Texas. The U.S. site will play a key role within Evonik's global innovation network in the development of new, ready-to-use materials for powder bed fusion manufactured by the Structured Polymers technology.
Pioneer in powder materials for powder bed fusion Evonik's new Center for Structured Polymers Technology comprises an application technology laboratory with 3D printers and a processing area, a research and development laboratory, production rooms and associated office areas as well as meeting rooms. The building complex has modern air extraction systems, meets the highest safety standards and complies with applicable workplace ergonomics standards.
"The new Technology Center continues the success story of Structured Polymers under the umbrella of Evonik. We have now created the necessary framework to establish this advanced technology for the production of 3D printable polymer powders in the market," says Thomas Große-Puppendahl, head of the Additive Manufacturing Innovation Growth Field at Evonik.
Vikram Devarajan, managing director of the 3D Printing Technology Center in Austin, Texas, adds: "By expanding our capabilities in North America, we are sending an important signal to our partners in the region that we can now better support them with new technological opportunities in materials development right in their own backyard.”