Whether in the automotive, medical technology or aerospace industries, additive manufacturing is developing at a rapid pace and making way for new technologies. ViscoTec is setting new standards for viscous 1 and 2 component materials with its print heads developed specifically for 3D printing.
Silicones are playing an increasingly important role in additive production. Silicone is characterized by its elasticity and weather resistance and is also available in different degrees of hardness. Due to the high elasticity, the silicone components are tear-resistant and can return to their original shape.
The endless piston principle integrated in the print heads plays an important role. The silicones are applied precisely layer by layer, thanks to the suck-back effect with defined start and end points. Depending on the cross-linking, the printed object is cured by means of UV light, heat, humidity or a resulting combination of these.
However, a reliable, high-quality product can only be created through close cooperation with material and 3D printer manufacturers. ViscoTec supplies components for the additive manufacturing process: print heads for 1 and 2 component materials.