Evonik and LEHVOSS form strategic partnership for industrial 3D printing

Evonik The company has announced a partnership with the Chemical and Mineral Specialties Group LEHVOSS Group In the field of industrial 3-D printing. According to the companies, the core of the collaboration is two key initiatives.

Based on Evonik’s PA613 polymer chemistry, LEHVOSS will develop its own 3D printing formulations under its own LUVOSINT product branding. LEHVOSS will include Evonik’s polymer powder INFINAM PA 6005 P (PA613) in its own product portfolio from September 2023. The companies hope to expand the possibilities of automotive applications through their new partnership.

“The collaboration with LEHVOSS is very special for us, because this is the first time in our three-decade history that we are entering into a partnership with another material manufacturer. The expert team at LEHVOSS is well positioned to produce specialty formulations that enable new 3D applications,” said Sylvia Monsheimer, Head of Industrial 3D Printing at Evonik.

INFINAM Pa 6005 P from Evonik is a polymer based polyamide 613 that is intended for 3D-printing technologies, such as select laser sintering. The polymer is produced using Evonik’s own special precipitation process at the Marl Chemical Park in Germany, and is suited for applications in high-temperature environments according to the company.

LEHVOSS has developed a carbon fibre reinforced powder variant for laser sintering created from Evonik’s PA613 base polymer. The product is marketed under the name LUVOSINT 9711CF and features carbon fibres that are compounded in the polymer particles.

“Partnering with Evonik and using their excellent base polymer made it easier to develop a customised product for our customers’ technical applications,” says Dr. Stefan Schulze, 3D printing team leader at LEHVOSS.