Both DLP and SLA printing processes require specialized light-curing resins to achieve precise curing and reproduction of the printed model. In the 3D printing market, DSM has established itself as a leader in additive manufacturing through its Somos® resins business in the areas of stereolithography (SLA) and digital light processing (DLP), for which DSM has established a dedicated business unit: DSM Additive Manufacturing. Based on Somos' experience in the market, DSM also plans to cover the entire field of plastic printing materials, such as in the area of melt filament printing technology, for which DSM offers a growing portfolio of materials, including Novamid® polyamides and Arnitel® thermoplastic elastomers.
DSM Somos® photosensitive resins from DSM
Somos Imagine 8000
Low viscosity, opaque white
Rugged, tough and waterproof
Automotive, medical device and consumer electronics sample and water flow analysis, RTV models, durable concept models, duct testing and rapid casting models
Resistant to up to 121°C
High detail accuracy and dimensional stability in high humidity environments
Simplifying wind tunnel test samples
SomosWaterClear Ultra 10122
Exceptional optical clarity
Excellent moisture resistance, excellent water resistance and high temperature resistance
Fluid flow analysis, conceptual and functional models, and also provides refractive index values similar to those of engineering plastics for functional testing in optical light transmission work.
Somos WaterShed XC 11122
Transparent, high definition
Excellent moisture resistance, water repellency, and appearance that mimics transparent thermoplastics such as ABS and PBT.
Fluid flow analysis. Durable enough to withstand intense wind tunnel testing, ideal for the automotive and aerospace industries.
Precise details, high dimensional stability
Looks and feels virtually indistinguishable from traditional thermoplastics
1. Tough functional prototype
2. Snap type design
Somos GP Plus 14122
Water and moisture resistance, durability, accuracy and performance
Functional prototypes, conceptual models and low-volume production components.
Consumer product components
Low volume production of components
The lowest viscosity among the laminate, white, high-temperature resistant 132~268℃ laminating and light-curing molding resins.
Strong, tough, high-temperature resistant composite parts, manufactured for easier post-treatment cleaning
Wind Tunnel Testing
High temperature test
Somos ProtoGen 18120
Highly impact resistant, highly accurate, moisture and heat resistant materials
Somos ProtoGen 18420
High temperature and moisture resistant materials and products surface cleaning
Particularly suitable for automotive and medical applications.
Somos ProtoGen 18920
High temperature resistance, moisture resistance, high precision and excellent surface quality