On Monday, James Aerykssen from Dymax (Booth 213) gave a presentation at the conference titled New Developments in Acrylate Oligomers for 3D Printing. He addressed a strong market demand for the next generation of oligomers for use in 3D printing rapid manufacturing applications. Printing relatively flexible parts is often challenging for printers that require moving of the parts in x or y direction. Printability versus quick modulus increase during light curing were discussed. Benefits of new oligomers were investigated in free radical curing acrylate formulations and free radical/cationic curing acrylate/epoxy hybrid formulations. Mechanical and thermal properties of the formulations were also presented.

And on Tuesday in the Track C, New Product Debut II session from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm, Dymax’s David Robitaille will present on Oligomer Selection for Flexible 3D Printing Resins.