Solidiform Ensures Efficiency, Accuracy of Casting Patterns with Exclusive Use of Somos® WaterShed® XC 11122


Solidiform Inc., a pioneer in the stereolithography-based casting prototype business, has chosen to exclusively use SOMOS® WaterShed® XC 11122 stereolithography (SL) resin to efficiently and accurately produce high-performance casting patterns for its customer base, which includes today's aerospace industry leaders.

According to Larry E. Andreì Sr., Vice President of Solidiform: "We measure our efficiency in calendar days, not weeks. WaterShed XC enables us to use our three in-house SL platforms to meet extremely demanding delivery schedules for the production of complex geometries that are durable and remain dimensionally accurate."
Solidiform has provided leading edge aluminum alloy casting services for the aerospace industry since 1980. Today the company's diverse manufacturing base allows them to provide turnkey custom casting solutions including SL-based investment and sand castings, conventional production capabilities for both processes, and the incorporation of machined features with in-house 3-axis and 5-axis machining centers. "Solidiform's customer base is like the 'who's who' of the aerospace industry and includes the likes of Bell Helicopter, BAE, Sikorsky, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, and Hawker-Beechcraft," said Craig Robertson, DSM Somos Global Sales Manager. "We are proud to partner with such a successful industry pioneer."

Introduced in 2007, Somos WaterShed XC 11122 provides tough, accurate SL parts with industry-leading moisture resistance, which translates to optimum dimensional stability.

About Solidiform Inc.:

Solidiform: time compression specialists in investment and sand castings for the aerospace industry for nearly 30 years. A woman-owned small business, Solidiform is located in Fort Worth, Texas and supports its customers' needs from coast-to-coast. Solidiform's diverse manufacturing base allows it to provide solutions that meet diverse application needs for top quality casting prototypes and conventional production requirements. Contact: Solidiform Inc, 3928 Lawnwood St., Fort Worth, Texas 76111-6539; Phone: 817.831.2626; Fax: 817.831.8258; Email: sales@solidiform.com; website:www.solidiform.com

About DSM Somos

DSM Somos is a leading global material supplier to the rapid prototyping industry, providing stereolithography resins used for the creation of three-dimensional models and prototypes directly from digital data. DSM Somos' ProtoFunctional(TM) materials are used in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical and telecommunications. SOMOS® resins for stereolithography provide advanced technology to respond to the changing needs of new product development and industrial design. These materials demonstrate a varying range of performance properties including: transparency, superior humidity and heat resistance, and mechanical properties which replicate those of many production grade plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene, ABS and PBT. DSM Somos is an unincorporated subsidiary of DSM Desotech Inc. (www.dsmdesotech.com), and part of the global DSM family (www.dsm.com). Technical data on all SOMOS® materials may be found at www.dsmsomos.com.

Nanette Gregory
J4 Communications
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Larry E. Andreì Sr.
Vice President
Solidiform Inc

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