Tethon 3D Patents Genesis Printing Resins

Nebraska-based Tethon 3D has officially patented their genesis 3D printing resins. Tethon 3D is focused on revolutionizing ceramic 3D printing by developing novel and innovative resins. They develop and manufacture ceramic powders and photo curable ceramic, metal and polymer resins, each of which can be used in 3D printing.

Their new patent, titled “Photopolymer Development Resin Base for Use with Three-Dimensional Printer” covers the entirety of their Genesis product line – a series of base resins. These products aren’t suitable for 3D printing on their own, they serve as a development base and can be mixed with solid powdered additives to formulate polymer-based composites. These composites can then be 3D printed on SLA and DLP systems. Genesis acts as a starting point for photopolymer resin research and development when adding in solid powders with potential applications in a wide range of industries from dentistry to jewelry to biotech.

Right now Tethon 3D is advertising Tethon 3D as designed for experimental use with a set of guidelines. They also encourage experimentation outside of the guidelines. Tethon 3D formulated this product with specific goals in mind, working towards high loading and physical flexibility. These goals allow for a border range of solid materials to be added into the Genesis line.

Since the launch of Genesis in 2016, numerous customers have experimented with the base resin. Using this base allows customers to add their own custom ingredients to formulate novel ceramics without needing to worry about the lower-level materials science details. This could speed up and enhance resin development across the board.

Tethon 3D has been plenty busy recently, having just announced a partnership with Mechnano, an additive manufacturing materials company. This partnership will work to develop a novel high-temperatures, ESD-safe resin for 3D printing. Called C-lite, this material will withstand temperatures of up to 225°C and uses Mechnano’s proprietary carbon nanotube technology to dissipate static.

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