launch with additive manufacturing
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In contrast to conventional manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing takes the opposite path and adds material. As such, complex or internal structures can be produced to be extremely light, but also very stable. What's more, additive manufacturing promises more flexibility and can thus create products that would not be possible with conventional manufacturing processes.
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 prototypes, tool and mould making, auxiliary and operating equipment, works of art, theatre scenery, exhibition stand construction or even furniture and architecture – virtually any requirement can be satisfied with the large-volume 3D printing process.
Individual components, with accuracies down to the millimetre range, can be realised according to customer requirements. All this is achieved using natural fibres or recycled plastics, resulting in lower raw material consumption and reduced production waste. Compared with classical subtractive manufacturing, the main advantage lies in the cost.
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Do not hesitate to contact us now. We will be pleased to advise you about the additive manufacturing technology. Our contact persons and representatives are here to suipport you with help and advice worldwide.
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