Evonik signs a cooperative agreement with Cubicure

Hot Lithography generates objects from a shapeless fluid at higher processing temperatures. Picture: ©Cubicure GmbH

Evonik and Cubicure, a spin-off company of Vienna University of Technology, have entered into a cooperative agreement to jointly develop innovative radiation-curing resin systems. The partnership with the start-up company is managed by Creavis, the strategic innovation unit of the specialty chemicals group.

In contrast to conventional stereolithography, Hot Lithography generates objects from a shapeless fluid at higher processing temperatures, using laser-induced polymerization. The approach allows for much greater variability for the components to be processed and enables novel material concepts for manufacturing industrial parts.

The development work involving radiation-curing resin systems is part of Evonik’s Additive Manufacturing innovation growth field, in which the company is pooling its 3D printing competencies.