3D Printing with new materials like silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes – Presented by Simon Kasböck, ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH, at the 3D Printing Materials Conference, on April 16, during the 3D Printing Event at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in The Netherlands.
While the additive manufacturing of metals and thermoplastics has already found its way into industrial applications, the 3D printing of fluids and pastes is still at the beginning of being used professionally. With this technology many new materials are available for the additive manufacturing process. These materials are for example silicones, epoxy resins and polyurethanes. Due to crosslinking of material between the layers at a molecular level, the mechanical properties in Z-direction are almost exactly the same as in the x-y plane.
The ViscoTec print heads are able to process 1- and 2-component fluids and pastes. With an active retract, volumetric dosing and being controlled via steppermotor-signals the print head is perfectly suited for 3D-printing-applications and can be very simply integrated into a 3D-printer.
About Simon Kasböck
Simon Kasböck is a member of the Business Development unit Additive Manufacturing at the company ViscoTec GmbH. He graduated with the title Master of Science in engineering at the Technical University Munich with the main emphasis on additive manufacturing. Since November 2018 he has been working for ViscoTec as a development engineer.
About ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH
ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH manufactures systems required for conveying, dosing, applying, filling and emptying fluids with medium to high-viscosities. The headquarter is in Toeging a. Inn (Germany). Furthermore, ViscoTec has subsidiaries in the USA, China, Singapore and India, and employs worldwide about 200 people. With numerous sales partners all over the world the international distribution network is completed. Next to technically sophisticated solutions to the most complicated application, ViscoTec is the single point of contact to deliver all components for a complete system: starting from getting the fluid to the dispenser; to preparing (e.g. degassing); to finally dose the material in the desired way.
About 3D Printing Event
On April 16 and April 17, 2019, Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, The Netherlands, will host a two-day 3D Printing Event focused on the entire 3D Printing manufacturing value chain from design to end product.The event will include five dedicated conferences and an exhibition.
- April 16 – 3D Printing Materials Conference – topics: polymers (new materials), metals and multi materials used in 3D Printing
- April 16 – 3D Design & Engineering Conference – topics: 3D design & 3D engineering tools / Visualisation tools, Reverse engineering, Value Engineering / Virtual Engineering, Topology Optimization, Blockchain & more
- April 17 – 3D Printing Post-Processing Conference – topics: All actions that are performed after parts are removed from a 3D printer – issues, solutions & future trends.
- April 17 – AM Integrated Factory Conference – topics: Hybrid manufacturing, Implementation of AM systems as part of an end-to-end production workflow, Implementation of AM systems in the ‘traditional’ production processes
- April 17 – 4D Printing & Meta Materials Conference – topics: 4D Printing from idea to full functionality, Smart materials, Applications & opportunities for designing and engineering
- April 16-17 – Exhibition – Companies active in 3D Printing related fields will be present to showcase the latest developments.
For more information about the event and registration, we invite you to visit https://www.3dprintingevent.com/