Towards The Development Of Performant Silicone Elastomeric Compositions For 3D Printing (3D Printing Europe 2017)

Dr Jean-Marc Frances, R&D / Scientific & Technology Coordinator
Bluestar Silicones


Europe 2017 Presentation - Bluestar Silicones*
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Presentation Summary

Based on its long experience in silicone formulation, Bluestar Silicones has investigated the integration of silicones as a novel raw material into 3D printing/Additive Manufacturing.
The optimization of silicone products to work for application modes known in 3D printing as material extrusion/jetting and vat photo-polymerization has been conducted.

Speaker Biography (Jean-Marc Frances)

Jean-Marc FRANCES (Dr.):
He was graduated from the National School of Chemistry of Toulouse (today ENSIACET, France) in 1981 and doctor engineer in Chemistry in 1983.
He has spent his industrial career at Rhône-Poulenc and Rhodia before joining Bluestar Silicones in 2007.
He is now Technology & Scientific Coordinator for BSI R&D, director of Incubator projects fueled by Open Innovation.
In such position , he has been working on one main industrial challenge which is the development of the Additive Manufacturing processes with silicones .

Company Profile (Bluestar Silicones)

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Bluestar Silicones is a leading ww supplier of silicon based technologies for over 60 years.
We serve very diverse Industry Sectors as e.g. Energy, Healthcare, Transportation, and their different markets for aerospace, automotive manufacturing, electronics, wearables applications and many more.
We provide innovative solutions based on our comprehensive range of silicone products in engineered elastomers, specialty fluids, resins and water based technologies.
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