Somos Imagine 8000
DSM, a leading innovator of high-performance materials for additive manufacturing, is introducing a new stereolithography material to the growing 3D printing market.
Somos 8000 is specifically for toy prototype manufacturing and was developed to complement traditional toymaking skills to "push the imaginations of toy designers for years to come".
Somos® Imagine 8000 offers the $85 billion (£53.5 billion, €63.5 billion) toy market what it calls "the perfect prototyping solution" as the material is durable, water-resistant and can stand up to humidity changes. It has low-viscosity, which allows for easy finishing and processing, while the white finish is easy to paint over and dye to make colourful prototypes.
Kelly Hawkinson, Global Marketing Manager of Somos Materials by DSM, said: "Somos Imagine 8000 creates durable and accurate parts with dimensional stability that are ideal for the toy market. The toy market is all about imagination and creativity and we are excited to see all the new ideas and products that will be stimulated with this material, from action figures, toy trucks and building blocks to space ships and beyond."
DSM is working together with rapid prototyping and tooling company Shanghai Union Technology to offer this new product to the toy market in China.
"We are excited to offer the Somos Imagine 8000 as the toy market is a key market for us. It is very important to have a high quality, durable material that our customers can trust,” commented Jason Ma, Vice-President of Shanghai Union Technology Co Ltd.