Somos® NeXt

Stereolithography material with look, feel and performance of a thermoplastic

Tough, durable, accurate

Covestro's game-changing Somos® NeXt provides the accuracy of stereolithography with the look, feel and performance of a thermoplastic. Somos® NeXt is nearly indistinguishable from finished traditional thermoplastics, but has toughness, durability and accuracy not traditionally seen in stereolithography resins. 3D printing functional testing applications and prototypes with this unique material can save significant amounts of time, money and materials.

This extremely durable stereolithography resin produces very accurate parts with high feature detail. Based on the Somos® DMX technology, Somos® NeXt is the next generation of material that facilitates the production of tough, complex parts with improved moisture resistance and greater thermal properties.


  • Aerospace, automotive, medical consumer products, electronic applications
  • Tough, functional end-use prototypes
  • Snap-fit designs
  • Impellers
  • Duct work
  • Connectors
  • Electronic covers
  • Automotive housings
  • Dashboard assemblies
  • Jigs and fixtures
  • Packaging and sporting goods

Product Features

  • Superior strength and durability
  • Exceptionally versatile
  • Thermoplastic-like performance, look and feel

How customers use our material

Prototype withstands professional field testing

Warrior Sports used additive manufacturing to produce lacrosse head prototypes.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation 3D prints router guides

Stronger, more durable router guides were created using additive manufacturing.

Eagle Design utilizes Somos® materials to help produce dairy cleaning heads

Dairy farmer moves from prototyping to production faster with additive manufacturing.

Shoulder model used for trial run before complex surgery

When a patient needed a bone graft in a hard-to-access location, doctors utilized 3D printing to create a model based on the patient’s shoulder bone. Doctors were able to utilize this model to better prepare for surgery.

High durability and accuracy for aerodynamic car

Toyota Motorsport GmbH used 3D printing for functional testing and end-use parts on the GT86 car. 

How can we help?

Get in touch with our experts to discuss how Covestro can help you tap into the full potential of additive manufacturing.