Henkel opens Interaction Centre for 3D Printing

The first in a new generation of global industrial customer centres, IIC will become Henkel’s European regional hub for technology, demonstrations, training, testing, presentations and customer service for 3D Printing solutions. 

During the official inauguration, Henkel welcomed the Irish Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English, representatives from governmental organisations in Ireland as well as customers and senior management of its ecosystem partners Carbon and HP.

With its notorious expertise in transforming industrial manufacturing processes, Henkel aims to drive adoption in the rapidly growing market for additive manufacturing beyond prototyping to final parts production. Based on partnerships with technology leaders the Adhesive Technologies business unit offers end-to-end solutions for 3D Printing to its customers, including novel materials, specialised equipment and a broad portfolio of customised post-processing solutions.

To expand further its R&D and application capabilities globally the company is investing into new regional innovation and customer centres. The IIC in Dublin comprises laboratories, customer service offices, meeting rooms and 3D Printing facilities. It is equipped with Carbon and HP printers as well as specialised Henkel equipment, technology and devices. As the European hub for the technology the IIC is designed to intrigue and engage customers across various industries such as medical devices, automotive, consumer goods and manufacturing to discover and use Henkel´s high-impact solutions for transforming final parts production.

“The opening of our first Innovation and Interaction Center in Ireland will further strengthen our expertise and capabilities to bring 3D Printing solutions into manufacturing processes of our broad customer base,” explained Michael Todd, Global Head of Innovation at Henkel Adhesive Technologies, during the event.

“The close connection to our scientists and engineers as well as to the production will enable us to accelerate the development of new solutions for our customers and will foster the identification and realization of tailor-made 3D Printing applications across industries,” Philipp Loosen, Head of 3D Printing at Henkel Adhesive Technologies, added.

To the end of 2018, Henkel will open two further regional centres for 3D Printing, one in Rocky Hill for North America and another one in Shanghai for Asia.


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