The first life-sized, 3D-printed model of a professional female soccer star has been produced using Massivit 3D’s GDP technology, enabled by Sartomer’s advanced solutions. Arkema is sponsoring this famous player, a member of the French team, in the Women’s World Cup tournament. The soccer player was initially scanned to provide a high-resolution model and the model was then printed by Deko 3D by Sépia on a Massivit 1800. The model has been produced with Massivit 3D’s unique Dimengel printing materials based on Sartomer’s N3xtDimension® performance UV-curable, liquid resins. The resulting display is nearly six feet tall and was 3D-printed in just eleven hours.
Since its inception in 2013, Massivit 3D has partnered with Sartomer, a business line of Arkema, benefitting from its market-leading portfolio of N3xtDimension® UV-curable liquid resins. These advanced liquid resins make up a significant portion of Massivit 3D’s unique, proprietary Gel Dispensing Printing (GDP) technology. The technology enables the super-fast production of super-sized, lightweight, hollow, 3D-printed models up to six feet high, giving Massivit 3D’s customers the power of 3D advertising.
“We are excited about our evolving collaboration with Sartomer.” said Amir Veresh, VP Business Development and Marketing at Massivit 3D. “We are adamant that, by leveraging Sartomer’s inherent capabilities and rich know-how, Massivit 3D will be able to further deliver new materials to the market with a significantly faster lead time, introduce fresh applications, and enter new verticals.”
“Sartomer has been providing tailored support to Massivit 3D through its unique, advanced N3xtDimension® range of liquid resins, delivering exceptional freedom of performance design. We support industry innovation at our 3D Printing Center of Excellence where experts create cutting-edge, UV-curable 3D printing resins for ourN3xtDimension® range through research and development.” said Sumeet Jain, Global Business Director for 3D Printing at Sartomer.
3D Printing Solutions by Arkema open up an unlimited array of possibilities for additive manufacturing. “This partnership with Massivit 3D illustrates Arkema’s commitment—via its commercial platform 3D Printing solutions by Arkema—to develop a close and strategic cooperation with global key players in order to unlock additive manufacturing industrial capabilities.” said Guillaume de Crevoisier, Global Business Director at 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema. “Led by our flagship brands, including N3xtDimension® liquid resins, Rilsan® biosourced polyamide 11, and ultra-high-performance Kepstan® PEKK polymer, 3D Printing Solutions by Arkema brings to our partners and customers the best of our advanced and innovative materials as well as our proven expertise for all major 3D manufacturing technologies.”