Somos Imagine 8000
Toy boat 3D printed using Somos Imagine 8000 additive manufacturing material.
DSM Functional Materials has said it remains committed to the 3D printing technology of stereolithography despite its dissatisfaction with a recent court ruling.
The company acknowledged the April 18th ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which affirmed the District Court's decision entering judgement and denying the business the chance to present to a jury the claims that 3D Systems has engaged in anticompetitive conduct.
Somos Business Director Melissa Hayes made a forward-looking statement following the announcement of the court's decision, admitting that although disappointed, the company remains "committed to and passionate about stereolithography, a distinct and unique subset of 3D printing".
She added: "We will continue to grow our Somo business and we remain focused on innovation by bringing new materials and applications to the marketplace."
Her sentiments were echoed by Sean Dsilva, Vice-President New Business Development, DSM Functional Materials, who stated: "DSM products touch many industries and we see numerous possibilities for us to contribute to additive manufacturing beyond our current stereolithography activities. We will continue to explore opportunities and partnerships to create new ways to innovate and further develop additive manufacturing."