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Unlike the conventional manufacturing processes of substractive and forming technology, additive manufacturing uses separate layers of material to build up a part from the ground up. This way, complex freeforming surfaces as well as light-weight internal structures can be produced. Without the need of using part-specific tools, AM technology - also commonly known as 3d printing - offers a great deal of production flexibility to its users.
Our Approach: "Direct Extrusion". In this process, components are built up layer by layer, from plasticised granulate.
"Direct Extrusion" facilitates the processing of highly filled, fibre-reinforced or even soft materials, by means of a WEBER single-screw extruder. The high output of the extruder allows for faster printing, particularly when it comes to large-volume components. At the same time, a variety of colours and customer-specific material mixtures can be realised in a cost-effective and quick manner.
This process eliminates the need for filaments. Compared with conventional 3D printing, this offers the following advantages: Among other things, the material is significantly more cost-effective than filament and can be supplied continuously from silos. Moreover, the thermal load is lower, while the choice of material and the discharge quantity are higher.
These advantages advocate for the application of granulate-based direct extrusion
- Favourable material manufacturing costs
- Processing of fibre-filled materials
- High-volume printing
- High material output
- Easy to dry and store materials
- Customised colour and material blends
- High printing speed
- Continuous material flow
Application of additive manufacturing
Based on digital 3D design data, even complex and large-volume components can be produced quickly and cost-effectively using the direct extrusion process for granulate-based plastics with low material usage – even in small batch sizes. Whether you want to produce prototypes, manholes, tools and moulds, auxiliary equipment or even furniture and design elements - essentially any requirement can be met with WEBER large-scale 3d printing technology.
Individual components, with accuracies down to the millimetre range, can be realised according to customer requirements. Additionally, fused granular fabrication is the most unsurpassed manufacturnig process in terms of sustainability and waste reduction. It doesn't matter whether you recycle your own produced scrap, use post-industrial pellet materials or just reduce material consumption compared to conventional substractive manufacturing. Bottom line is that using WEBER additive manufacturing systems not only saves you time and costs but also contributes to saving the environment.
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