Dutch chemicals company Royal DSM has signed a technology partnership agreement with Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), for the supply of materials, including engineering plastics and 3D printing.
Under the non-exclusive agreement, DSM will have the opportunity to act as TMG's preferred material and product provider.
TMG said an Nov. 7 statement from DSM that the materials company will develop and pilot new engineering solutions using DSM high performance materials and products for potential application in the automotive industry.
The company will also test and evaluate DSM products and act as a test user for defined projects.
The scope of the partnership will involve all DSM businesses active in supplying materials and technology to the automotive sector, including engineering plastics, Dyneema (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene fiber), 3D printing, including Somos for stereolithography (SLA), and other technologies like fused filament fabrication (FFF).
TMG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corp., is a high-performance development, testing and manufacturing company, offering a wide range of technical services. It is involved in a number of motorsport disciplines.
One of its specialty areas is in the manufacture of products by additive manufacturing both for motorsport use and for external customers.