Applied Rapid Technologies (ART) Corporation

Applied Rapid Technologies to Offer DSM Somos® NeXt Resin

NeXt SL Resin Offers Thermoplastic Properties with SL Fine Detail and Dimensional Accuracy

FREDERICKSBURG, VA, June 24, 2010 -- Applied Rapid Technologies Corporation (ART), a leading provider of rapid prototyping and short-run production solutions announces the addition of DSM Somos® NeXt resin to its stereolithography materials portfolio. Somos NeXt produces parts that demonstrate an unprecedented combination of stiffness and toughness, which typically characterizes thermoplastics, with all of the high feature detail, dimensional accuracy and aesthetics offered by stereolithography.

“This is a material you need to hold in your hand to fully appreciate,” says DSM Somos Marketing Manager Vince Adams. “The combination of stiffness and toughness produces a look and feel that is similar to thermoplastic, that users are surprised the material is actually a stereolithography resin.”

ART will offer NeXt material immediately and recommends the SL resin for production-oriented applications that require thermoplastic characteristics. Contact ART at 1-540-286-2266 for more information regarding DSM Somos and the best high performing Somos resins.

About Applied Rapid Technologies (ART) Corporation

Applied Rapid Technologies Corporation (ART) is a leading provider of rapid prototyping and short-run production solutions. ART utilizes stereolithography (SL), Polyjet™, and fused-deposition modeling (FDM) technologies to produce plastic models and parts that allow entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 firms the ability to prototype and test their designs before going to production. In addition, ART offers soft tooling, urethane casting, and production paint services including two-part polyurethanes and CARC coatings, and silk screening for prototypes and production parts.

Located in Fredericksburg, VA with sales offices in Columbia, MD and North Andover, MA, ART serves the mid-Atlantic and northeast region and has customers throughout the U.S.A. and Canada. For more information contact ART at 1-540-286-2266, or email us at, or visit our website at

ART to Offer DSM Somos NeXt Resin