3D Printing

‘Easy-Mode’ know-how developed by Chromatic 3D Supplies


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Chromatic 3D Supplies, a 3D printing know-how supplier targeted on industrial-strength elastomeric merchandise, has developed what the corporate refers to as ‘Easy-Mode’ know-how for the 3D printing of sturdy rubber components with ultra-smooth surfaces, at industrial volumes. Now, industrial producers can 3D print {smooth}, high-quality polyurethane components, comparable to seals, gaskets, grommets, bladders, and different elastomeric merchandise, with no post-processing or floor ending.

Rubber bladders printed with Easy-Mode

“Sealing requires a {smooth} floor, however 3D printed components have all the time had layer strains or roughness. Now we have developed a option to simply and cost-effectively 3D print merchandise which can be ultra-smooth with out extra steps. It’s a breakthrough for 3D printing these skilled functions that should be hermetic and watertight,” mentioned Dr. Cora Leibig, Founder and CEO of Chromatic.

Components printed with Easy-Mode know-how have superior aesthetics in addition to finer dimensional accuracy, in comparison with components printed with different applied sciences. For instance, merchandise may be printed with exact uniform thickness at a submillimeter scale. Thus, the brand new know-how is appropriate for manufacturing rubber bladders and different elastomeric merchandise that increase and contract.

Chromatic’s workforce of additive manufacturing specialists first achieved ultra-smooth prints by fine-tuning the viscosity and floor rigidity of the corporate’s printable thermoset polyurethane supplies. “We developed a option to transcend merely making use of our response know-how to FDM printing. Easy-Mode makes use of chemistry to create an ultra-bonded and {smooth} half. We consider this printing method delivers the world’s smoothest printing alongside the Z, or top, axis,” defined Dr. Bart Engendahl, Managing Director of Chromatic in Germany.

Industrial producers can make the most of Easy-Mode with Chromatic’s RX-AMTM supplies and know-how platform. A 3-in-1 platform, RX-AMTM consists of supplies, software program, and {hardware} for deposition printing with reactive chemistry. RX-AMTM, or Reactive Extrusion Additive Manufacturing, makes use of printable polyurethanes with Shore A hardness starting from 50 to 90 in addition to customized grades with various colours, hardnesses, and particular properties (e.g. antibacterial, static discharge, biocides, etcetera). The platform is designed for printing industrial volumes.

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