BASF 3D Printing Solutions will provide innovative additive manufacturing materi-als to Paxis LLC for their new WAV technology. This technology is currently in development and should meet the needs of additive manufacturing users, advanced manufacturing as well as traditional manufacturing markets.
The WAV (Wave Applied Voxel) process was created with the end-user in mind in an effort to solve trapped volume issues within current liquid resin-based technologies.
Said Arnaud Guedou, Business Director Photopolymer Solutions, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, “With the new WAV technology, Paxis extends the application possibilities of additive manufacturing to a broader scope than current technologies allow. What’s more, equipment and processes can be adapted to requirements that were previously unimaginable in additive manufacturing.
BASF’s Ultracur3D ST 45 reactive urethane photopolymer for tough applications fulfills requirements of functional applications for high accuracy and mechanical strength. Ultracur3D ST 45 can be used on stereolithography (SL), digital light processing (DLP), or Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
Paxis’s primary focus is commercial manufacturer applications in the aerospace, automotive, dental and medical sectors, as well as identifying potential vertical markets within advanced manufacturing that have so far been ignored due to the limitations of existing technologies.
Handselected companies will be invited during the early stages of hardware and product development to work closely with industrial producers on solving their application requirements. Adaptability to specific commercial manufacturer needs coupled with a system capable of far greater scalability will further accelerate additive manufacturing beyond mass customization, with the goal of opening up new
untapped vertical markets.
“Pairing innovative materials at the earliest stages of designing the WAV technology is critical to meeting the needs of end-users,” explains Mike Littrell, CEO, co-inventor of WAV and Founder of Paxis LLC. “Too often, the material is modified to work within the limitations of existing technologies. Through our early access program our approach is to work with progressive material manufacturers like BASF, as well as commercial manufacturers at the earliest stages of product development to push system capabilities and forge future hardware improvements. Developing the materials prior to launching the WAV technology will enable end-users to integrate the technology quickly into their operations.”
“BASF’s collaboration with Paxis will enable customers to access a modular additive manufacturing technology, whether they are producing large quantities of small parts, small quantities of very large parts, or anything in between”, says Oleksandra Korotchuk, Business Development Manager BASF 3D Printing Solutions.”
Learn more about Paxis at RAPID + TCT in the CIDEAS Booth #1441 in Detroit from May 20 to 23, 2019.