DSM has invested in Adaptive3D

Specialty Chemicals Company DSM has invested in Adaptive3D, an American company dedicated to the development of 3D printing materials. The investment arm of the Dutch group was the main donor in a recent financing round. Chipmaker Applied Materials also puts money into the company.

Adaptive3D develops new types of synthetic resin for the production of complex rubber and plastic parts, including for industry, transport and healthcare. The company believes that it can offer better and cheaper alternatives for more traditional production techniques.

DSM sees an important growth market in materials for 3D prints. Together with Applied Materials, the chemical group expects to be able to work on applications of the Adaptive3D materials on a larger scale.

Nothing has been disclosed about the financial details of the investment round. As a rule, DSM takes an interest of 5 to 25 percent in companies in which it invests through its investment business DSM Venturing.

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