Webinar: Silicone Elastomers Dedicated to Additive Manufacturing - From Prototypes to Functional Parts

On Thursday June 10th 2021


Additive Manufacturing is still a young material transformation technology compared to injection moulding, extrusion or even the calendaring industrial processes. However, thanks to the tremendous progress in this field in hardware, materials and developments of the digital world, this technology appears to be one of the best responses to new industry challenges: development acceleration, mass-customisation, Industry 4.0, etc.

Today, flexible materials are mainly used for prototyping, but often with strong compromises to the physicochemical and mechanical properties of the parts.

In this webinar, Elkem propose a solution to this challenge thanks to new silicone elastomer technologies dedicated to additive manufacturing.

Printing processes and physicochemical properties will be reviewed to show why silicone elastomers are suitable to meet the needs of 3D-printing soft materials.

Speakers at the event

Dr. Damien Djian, lab Manager AM/3DP Lab Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones

Karsten Schlichter, Program Manager AM/3DP, Elkem Silicones

Dr. Damien Djian studied chemistry at the French Engineering School of Clermont-Ferrand specialised in rubbers and thermoplastic synthesis.

During his M.Sc. and Ph.D., he studied the fluorinated membrane process for Lithium-ion batteries. Damein joined Elkem Silicones France S.A.S. in 2007 in the R&D department as a project manager to design new silicone elastomers for various applications and markets. Now his studies are focused on silicone technologies for additive manufacturing.

Karsten Schlichter has worked in the Silicone industry for over 30 years. Having held various positions in sales, marketing, purchasing, and strategy throughout his career, Karsten has an MSc in business and economics from the University of Stuttgart.

He spent most of his working life establishing and growing new and emerging applications in industries such as Pulp & Paper, Construction, Energy and Healthcare. Karsten is currently the business development manager at Elkem Silicones. He is coordinating the business aspects of the Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing program for Elkem Silicones worldwide.




Elkem’s commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is central to our business strategy. Our mission is to provide advanced material solutions shaping a better and more sustainable future, adding value to our stakeholders globally.

Elkem defines sustainability work as continuous efforts to maximise our positive impact on the environment and societies around us, as well as to minimise any negative impact. As a global company, we affect the environment and communities around the world every day. And through the products we make, we have a foot print in our supply chain and make new solutions possible.

Disclosure is a primary part of this engagement, and we can proudly state that in 2020, Elkem received a Gold rating from Ecovadis and was ranked by CDP in the Climate A List.

Read more at Sustainability | Elkem.com

About Elkem Silicones

Elkem Silicones has more than 4 200 employees dedicated to delivering your potential by providing you innovative silicone solutions with a personal touch. Elkem Silicones, a division of Elkem, is a global leader in fully integrated silicone manufacturing, operating 13 multi-functional manufacturing sites and 13 Research & Innovation centers around the globe. Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies for diverse specialty markets including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer goods, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles. Elkem Silicones is committed to create new, innovative and green solutions and business models that promote a sustainable future. To learn more, please visit Elkem Silicones Website

About Elkem ASA 

Founded in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leading suppliers of silicon-based advanced materials with operations throughout the value chain from quartz to specialty silicones, as well as attractive market positions in specialty ferrosilicon alloys and carbon materials. Elkem is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker code: ELK) and is headquartered in Oslo. The company has more than 6,370 employees with 29 production sites and an extensive network of sales offices worldwide. In 2019 Elkem had revenues of NOK 22.7 billion. To learn more, please visit Elkem Website