Plastic 3D printing

Plastic 3D printing

Equipped with DLP and FDM 3D printers, as well as a comprehensive range of plastic materials, we are able to efficiently create the most complex plastic models with remarkable precision.

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Digital Light Processing

DLP is a transformative technology used for creating geometrically intricate products. It operates by projecting UV light to cure liquid photopolymer resins, layer after layer, in a design specified by a CAD model. By selectively hardening specific areas of each layer, complex plastic products of various shapes and sizes are created. The source of energy for this process is a high-resolution digital light projector.

510 x 280 x 350 mm

Build Volume

25, 50, 100 µm

Print layer thickness

16 mm/hour

Print Speed

Photocentric Liquid Crystal Magna

Photocentric Liquid Crystal Magna

Large format DLP 3D printer. Smart solution for efficient small to medium butch production of plastic parts using UV-resins.

How DLP works

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Design

The process starts with creating a design using a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software. This digital 3D model is then converted into an STL file, which essentially slices the model into hundreds or thousands of horizontal layers.

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Preparation

The DLP printer prepares for the process by filling the resin vat with a liquid photopolymer resin. The build platform is lowered into the vat, leaving a thin layer of resin between the build platform and the bottom of the vat.

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Printing

The DLP printer uses a digital light projector screen to emit UV light. This light hardens the resin layer-by-layer, following the design from the STL file. Once a layer is fully cured, the build platform moves up, and the next layer is then cured. This process continues until the entire model is complete.

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Post-Processing

After the printing process, the printed model is carefully removed from the build platform. It's then cleaned to remove any uncured resin, and typically cured further under UV light to ensure the material's mechanical properties are fully developed. The model may also be sanded or painted for aesthetic purposes.

Fused Deposition Modeling

FDM is an advanced technology ideal for fabricating products with complex geometries. It functions by heating and extruding a thermoplastic filament, layer by layer, following a design stipulated by a CAD model. The machine strategically places molten plastic in specific areas of each layer to form intricate plastic products in a multitude of shapes and sizes. The energy source for this process is a high-temperature extruder.

1200 x 600 x 640 mm

Build Volume

Up to 500°C

Print layer thickness

Up to 150 mm/s

Print Speed

Modix BIG-120X

Modix BIG-120X

FDM 3D printer for large plastic parts production using wide range of thermoplastics including carbon, metal and ceramic composites

How FDM works

01

Design

The process begins with the creation of a 3D model using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software. This digital model is then converted into an STL file, which breaks down the model into horizontal cross-sectional layers that the printer can understand.

02

Preparation

The FDM printer is prepared for printing by loading the thermoplastic filament material into the printer. The printer heats up to the required temperature to melt this material. The build platform is also prepared, ensuring it's level and clean for optimal adhesion.

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Printing

The FDM printer works by extruding the heated thermoplastic material through a nozzle, following the path set by the STL file. The material is deposited layer by layer onto the build platform, where it cools and hardens to create the 3D object. The build platform lowers after each layer is complete, making room for the next layer.

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Post-Processing

Once the printing process is complete, the 3D printed object is carefully removed from the build platform. Depending on the material used and the finish desired, post-processing might include removing support structures, sanding to smooth the surface, or painting for aesthetic purposes.

Materials for plastic 3D printing

Photopolymers

Photopolymers

Plastic resins for Digital Light Processing printing offer an extraordinary level of precision and detail for 3D printed models. These materials are used in a liquid form which, when exposed to UV light, hardens into intricate shapes and geometries. Suitable for a vast array of applications, DLP-compatible plastic resins provide great flexibility, enabling the creation of everything from high-detail prototypes and molds to functional parts.

Thermoplastics

Thermoplastics

Plastic filaments for Fused Deposition Modeling printing serve as the backbone for a wide range of 3D printing projects. These materials, available in types like PLA, ABS, PETG, and others, are melted and extruded layer by layer to build durable and functional parts. With their versatile properties, FDM-compatible plastic filaments can produce everything from basic prototypes to intricate end-use components.

Success story

Additive technologies that just a few decades ago seemed to be a fantasy, today are successfully implemented in all highly technological and strictly regulated industries


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