Functional Nanomaterials Chair

3D-Printing

Additive manufacturing has been on the rise for the last 10 to 20 years, since it offers unique workpieces and parts to be constructed. In our German RepRap X400 Pro printer we can print thermoplastic materials from filament such as Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) in black with High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) as support material, as well as special materials such as Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) which exhibits rubber like properties and iglidur® which is a special low friction material.

German RepRap X400 Pro printing the bottom layer of a workpiece out of ABSCorner Inventor

The highest achievable resolution is 0.2 mm lateral and 0.1 mm in z-direction. The slicing software we use is Simplify3D.

Sliced cornerCorner of item profiles

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We also have the Form 2, a stereolithography printer (SLA) from Formlabs. With this much higher resolutions of 0.025 mm lateral and 0.025 mm in z-direction can be achieved.

 

For more information contact:

M.Sc. Leonard Siebert

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