Aceo printer manages to print 3D silicone objects


Wacker has been perfecting its process for 2 years Print 3D using silicone as an additive material. With the launching the Aceo series the technology testing phase ends and serial production begins.

Wacker is the second world manufacturer in the manufacture of Silicones. With this breakthrough, the German giant is firmly entering the incorporation of additive processes into manufacturing processes.

How Aceo works

Technology steel It is based on a "drop-on-demand" principle. Are made silicone reservoirs with print head that are combined with each other to create homogeneous surfaces with complex shapes

After depositing each layer of impression material, curing is activated by UV light. This action sets the shape of the layer and allows a new layer of material to be deposited.

Later, the produced object is subjected to elevated temperatures to finish curing the silicone and obtain the final mechanical properties, a standard process for silicone elastomers.

At the end of the printing process, the silicone printed object is removed from the printer and the support material is removed quickly with agua.

"We do not have any connection between the print head and the component during the individual droplet dosing process, this brings considerable advantages in terms of precision of design freedom."

Online printing service

In addition to the commercialization of the K series of Aceo printers, the manufacturer has activated a service of online printing.

Users can upload your CAD designs to the web created for this purpose. the objects are printed in the Germany and from there sand they send to the whole world. A heterogeneous eteam of technicians supervises that everything the process is done without incident. This team includes experts from various areas; materials, hardware and software

The possibilities offered by the Aceo range are very numerous. We can do prototyping or print directly the molds for manufacture small quantity production runs quickly and easily. All this without sacrificing the quality and detail of the prints.

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