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R.D. Abbotts VP of Technology to Highlight Innovations in Additive 3D Printing at MD&M West

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R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. (RDAbbott) Vice President of Technology Rick Ziebell is scheduled to present Innovations in Additive 3D Printing of Silicone Rubber Components on Wednesday, February 7, from 10:15 11:00 a.m. at MD&M West 2018 in Anaheim, California.

According to Ziebell, EVOLV3D is a new 3D printer technology that is opening up new ways silicone rubber parts are designed. Using heat-curable liquid silicone rubber (LSR) through a Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) process, functional prototypes can be made in just a couple of days. The technology can offer a world of possibilities and applications in the manufacturing of anatomically customized devices.

Specifically, Ziebells paper will address the following:

EVOLV3D technology uses heat-cured LSR, allowing an easy transfer into injection molding processes for high-volume manufacturing.
The potential applications are many and useful to both the design engineer and those in need of custom fitted type devices such as prosthetic and orthotics.
Adaptability of the EVOLV3D technology to making unique one-off parts or anatomically customized devices is vast with little intellectual property restrictions so far.

The revolutionary, patent-pending EVOLV3D technology will be on display in M.R. Mold & Engineerings booth 1346 throughout the conference. The LAM 3D printer and LSR materials were developed in collaboration with German RepRap GmbH and Dow Performance Silicones.

For more details about this innovative technology and the conference, visit www.RDAbbott.com/news/mdmwest2018.

About R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. (RDAbbott.com)
RDAbbott is a full-service supplier thats been serving the rubber industry since 1948. They are staffed with rubber industry experts, equipped with a comprehensive testing laboratory, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Featured laboratory services include in-house design and development capabilities (under ISO 9001:2015). Their product line encompasses a best-in-class list of elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals, fillers, bonding agents, and testing equipmentall from respected manufacturers with trusted name brands.

About M.R. Mold & Engineering
M.R. Mold & Engineering is a global leader in the design and manufacture of injection molds for LSR, silicone gumstock, thermoset and thermoplastics. From concept through completion, M.R. Mold applies the expertise and technology to speed your product to market. Product development, design, engineering, manufacturing, validation and molding are all performed in-house. Visit www.mrmold.com to learn more.

About German RepRap GmbH
German RepRap GmbH is headquartered in Feldkirchen, Germany, and was originally founded as the German RepRap Foundation (GRRF) in 2010. It is a German manufacturer of industrial 3D printers Made in Germany. The company develops and manufactures 3D printers based on fused filament fabrication, and sells these together with the software, filaments and accessories directly, as well as via a global network of qualified sales partners. German RepRap was the first company in Germany to put a RepRap-based large-capacity 3D printer for professional users on the market in the form of the X400. The product line continues to expand and consists of 3D printers for professional use in the fields of product development, prototyping, mold and model making, architecture and design right up to a build space of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm. Customers include major global industrial manufacturers from many sectors, including the automotive industry, aerospace, medical technology mechanical and system engineering and much more, as well as designers, architects, artists and other demanding private users. Visit www.germanreprap.com to learn more.

About Dow Performance Silicones
Dow Performance Silicones, a business unit of the Dow Consumer Solutions Portfolio aligned to Dow, delivers a complete portfolio of silicone solutions and performance materials to serve the diverse needs of customers and industries around the world. From the transportation and pressure sensitive industries to high performance building solutions and chemical manufacturing, Dows Performance Silicones business helps our customers solve their most challenging problems. As a global leader in innovation and silicon-based technology, we are committed to bringing new solutions to the market that do more for our customers and continue to improve the lives of consumers worldwide. Visit www.consumer.dow.com

About Dow
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dows market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care.

About Dow (continued)
Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.

About MD&M West
You'll find the largest showcase of medtech suppliers in the country, plus a full spectrum of solutions across the advanced design and manufacturing supply chain, at the MD&M West expo. Whether you're interested in new materials, intelligent sensors, testing solutions, components, packaging, or anything else needed to bring your concept to market, you can source from more than 2,000 cutting-edge suppliers in a time-saving format. Free presentations, interactive events, and fun activities throughout the expo make this a can't-miss event.

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