Composite manufacturing 3D printed moulds: Massivit 3D presents Cast-in-Motion technology
The manufacturer of large-scale 3D printing systems Massivit 3D Printing Technologies unveiled the new Massivit 10000-G and its flagship Massivit 10000 to the global additive manufacturing market at the recent Formnext exhibition.
The Massivit 10000 additive manufacturing system, designed to automate and speed up mould production for composite manufacturing, was launched in May 2022 and has already drummed up significant industry acclaim, winning three awards to date. Based on the company’s Cast In Motion technology, the Massivit 10000 facilitates digital production of complex moulds, mandrels, master tools, jigs and fixtures for a range of industries including automotive, rail, marine, defense, bath ware, and sporting goods. The system significantly expedites conventional mould production processes by directly casting industrial moulds in a matter of days. It brings to market the first isotropic, 3D-printed mould.
The new Massivit 10000-G, the latest addition to the Cast In Motion product line, was launched at Formnext. Visitors at the show saw live demonstrations of the Massivit 10000-G at the Massivit 3D booth. The Massivit 10000-G offers the full range of composite manufacturing applications available on the Massivit 10000 plus a new feature providing access to Massivit 3D’s set of Dimengel photo polymer materials that have until now been used with the company’s Gel Dispensing Printing product line.
The new feature enables customers to expand their business services to include direct custom manufacturing and functional prototyping. The 10000-G also enables tooling applications for Thermoforming, Resin Transfer moulding, and Reaction Injection moulding. In addition, Dimengel materials respond to essential industry requirements such as flame retardancy, high-definition production, and a reduction in waste.
Massivit 3D also launched a new, high-impact 3D printing material, Dimengel 400, at Formnext. Dimengel 400 is the strongest and toughest of the company’s Dimengel thermoset photo polymers to date, making it ideal for production of large, strong, and stiff end parts as well as functional prototypes, jigs and fixtures. According to the company, it offers exceptional mechanical properties including double the impact resistance of existing high-performance Dimengel materials, as well as a high Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT), enabling production of large parts that can withstand elevated temperatures. Dimengel 400 will be available with both of the company’s production lines.