FRP3D Technology

Using the power of UV light to create unique 3D products

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 are 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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Post-Processing Options

Sanding

Printed surfaces can be made even smoother using standard sanding. The materials we use can be sanded very well.

Polishing

After sanding we can polish the part, especially for tools this can be a beneficial finishing step.

Coating

Most coatings adhere perfectly without primer. Parts can be colour coated or even given a real metal finish.

Lamination

Our specialty; making a composite out of the print. This generates a whole new level of strength and stiffness.

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Ceintuurbaan 15, 8022AW Zwolle, The Netherlands

+31 38 202 20 68

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