Electronic Products & Technology

3D printer processes injection molding silicone

July 28, 2019  EP&T Magazine

GERMAN REPRAP L320 LAM 3D printer utilizes Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D printing process making it possible to process liquid silicone (Liquid Silicone Rubber). LAM is a very interesting 3D printing process, since it works with a material that is not – as with the FFF printer – melted and solidified again, but is liquid, and vulcanized under heat exposure. That means it is fully thermally crosslinked. The individual layers that the printer deposits firmly connect to each other. In this way, it is possible to produce components that have almost the same properties as injection-molded parts – a clear advantage because insights of the 3D-printed prototype can directly be transferred to injection-molded serial parts.

L320 3D printer has proven its reliability in continuous operation in extensive tests and pilot applications in practice.

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