Through continuous interaction with our customers, pattern makers and foundries, Covestro Additive Manufacturing has developed Somos® Element as the next generation of stereolithography resins specifically designed for producing investment casting patterns. Somos® Element is an antimony-free stereolithography material that has been specifically created to improve the repeatability and quality of 3D printed casting patterns. Patterns created with Somos® Element have strong green strength, are dimensionally stable during storage and leave a minimal amount of ash residue after burnout. Any residue that is left behind is easily removed, leaving a perfectly clean void in the ceramic mold. This translates into less mold prep and lower rates of rework saving customers time and money.
Service bureau Peridot, Inc. cut investment casting costs and time-to-market by up to 20% and expanded business opportunities by adopting 3D printing as a viable alternative to traditional investment casting.
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