Creating in 3D with the Power of UV Light

Large

Printing in meters

Detailed

Small details of 150 micrometer

Economical

Most efficient process

How Does it Work?

We use liquid resins that cure when exposed to light. A 3D model is sliced in layers of 150 microns thick, for each of these layers we determine which areas need to solidify and which stay liquid.

The machine has a platform on which the product “grows” up to 1m high in 24 hours.

Automated cleaning is done in our cleaning station, using non hazardous cleaning agents. Finally a post-curing step ensures the part achieves its full mechanical properties.

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Steps in the FRP3D Printing Process

Job Preparation

Starting with a 3D model, a printable mesh is created. The part is modified for printing and oriented on the platform.

Printing

The print is loaded and runs automatically. When the print is completed the platform rises and the parts receive a first inspection.

Cleaning & Supports

Most parts are printed on supports, this needs to be removed. Then the product is thoroughly cleaned, so no printing resin remains.

Post Curing

To ensure the final strength of the product is achieved, it receives a post curing step in our dedicated large curing ovens.

Light Curing Resins 

Key to a successful print is the material. In our process, we use resins that react when exposed to UV light. Our printer carefully illuminates the areas that need to solidify. In that way, a part is constructed layer by layer.
Important in a resin is the mechanical properties once cured, but also the properties of the liquid resin are determinative for a successful print. We currently have 2 resins, with a 3rd almost finished, of which we believe the properties are very suitable for the various industries we serve.
Standard Blue X10

Our workhorse resin. Originally developed for use in high-performance composites, it possesses a high temperature resistance. Once cured the resin can be very easily sanded and most commercial coating systems show very strong adhesion to this resin.

This resin is always on stock and used for most products.

High Temperature X15
Specially developed for prepreg and other 140C moulding processes, this resin shows a high temperature stability.

Printing with this resin is a specialty and requires a minimum product quantity of 250 kg to be printed.

Tough Grey X06

– Under Development –

Our latest development in it’s final phase of testing and validating. This will be a very tough resin specifically formulated for models that are handled on a regular basis.

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