Somos® NeXt

For functional testing applications and low-volume prototypes

Somos® NeXt helps you take product design to truly new heights, with a look and feel almost indistinguishable from finished traditional thermoplastics but with a toughness, durability and accuracy not traditionally seen in SLA materials. By using this unique SLA material, our customers produce a range of functional testing applications and low-volume prototypes that save significant amounts of time, money and materials. Somos® NeXt helps our customers produce tougher prototype parts than those made with standard SL resins. Our solution is especially ideal for functional end-use performance prototypes including snap-fit designs, impellers, duct work, connectors and electronic covers, automotive housings and dashboard assemblies, packaging and sporting goods – including lacrosse sticks (see below). Industry segments we serve with this solution include aerospace, automotive, consumer products and electronics.

Key benefits for 3D printing

  • Superior strength and durability
  • Exceptionally versatile
  • Thermoplastic-like performance, look and feel
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“This is unlike anything we’ve seen before from stereolithography…DSM has delivered a resin that truly looks, feels and performs like a thermoplastic. We were amazed.”

Tom BurnsProduct Manager | Warrior Sports