Award-winning EVOLV3D™ Universal Support Material from Dow Enables Sustainable 3D Printing Innovation
Compatible with many popular 3D printing build materials, highly effective EVOLV3D™ USM also dissolves easily in water after use
MIDLAND, Mich. - June 14, 2018 - To address longstanding 3D printing design, prototyping and manufacturing challenges, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), has developed EVOLV3D™ Universal Support Material (USM), which is now initially commercially available through Taulman 3D Printing Materials. Water-soluble EVOLV3D™ USM maintains its structural integrity during the printing process to enable more complex and intricate designs, and then readily dissolves in water after use, eliminating the need for harsh chemical or mechanical removal and disposal methods.
“EVOLV3D™ USM has received industry recognition as a 3D printing game-changer because it overcomes limitations commonly experienced with other support materials,” said Keith Wilson, market segment manager for Dow. “This versatile support material pushes the 3D printing industry’s standards of innovation, safety and sustainability – its compatibility with a broad range of build material filaments encourages designers’ limitless imagination, and its non-hazardous nature helps to protect handlers and the environment during and after use.”
The Dow EVOLV3D™ platform of high-performance materials for 3D printing aims to solve some of the most pressing issues in 3D printing to enable greater design freedom, reduce product development cycles, and offer distinct performance benefits. This newest edition to the family of products received a bronze 2018 Edison Award1 in the Applied Technology category for its contributions to creating functional, beautiful and high-performing 3D-printed parts across a variety of build materials and complex geometries. The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation.
EVOLV3D™ USM supports 3D printing in settings where chemical handling processes may not be in place, including in homes, offices and academic labs. EVOLV3D™ USM is safe to handle and easy to remove, reducing the risk of chemical exposure for customers and eliminating harmful waste generation during and after the printing process.
Learn more about EVOLV3D™ USM at www.dow.com/evolv3d.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that help it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.