In the case of polymer 3D-printing, the so-called "polyjet process" is utilized. The term is a word combination of polymers (i.e. chemical building blocks of the plastic) and a print head (Jet). The principle is similar to the typical inkjet printer, with the difference that, instead of drops of paint, liquid plastic from the print head is dropped onto a layer. A UV illuminant directly hardens these drops. Thus, drop by drop, a coherent object is created, which is built up layer by layer and thus creates a 3D object.
Sounds magical? - It is! Because of this procedure, it is possible for us to offer you tailor-made products from order quantity 1 onwards.
HOW IS THE COMPONENT HELD IN FORM?
In order to keep the component in shape, support structures are needed in the polyjet process. These mostly wax-like structures are dropped onto the building platform through another nozzle on the print head. In order to release the supports at the end, there are two possibilities: The support material is either heat or water soluble. The final component is thus heated after construction, so that the wax is liquid and drips off, or dissolved out with a high-pressure water jet.
WHAT ARE MY ADVANTAGES OF POLYMER 3D-PRINTING?
Thanks to multicomponent printing, this process allows us to produce your product in different colors or degrees of hardness. Similar to a high-resolution paper printer, the resolution is very accurate and the surface roughness is correspondingly low. In addition, this process enables the printing of opaque as well as transparent plastics. Design your tailor-made device according to your ideas.