Our 3D printing technology is best described as a cross between ink jetting and FDM. During the printing process, two liquid components are mixed in the printhead. The act of mixing triggers a chemical reaction. By the time the liquid leaves the printhead and is deposited on the printing surface, the material is a partially-polymerized gel. It solidifies to a stable tacky material within minutes. The entire process is carried out at room temperature.
The process utilizes an industrial FDM printer by switching out the filament printhead with a mixing printhead with a multi-component liquid dispenser.
The combination of FDM printer with liquid dispensing brings many advantages:
- The dispensing liquid chemically bonds with the substrate, producing solid, high strength parts across all 3 axes
- As the material is dispensed, it flows slightly, leaving a smooth surface finish without any post processing, even at low resolution printing
- Fast deposition speeds – up to 10x faster than conventional FDM
- Our materials will bond with plastic, metal, or wooden substrates, and the room temperature printing means you don’t need to worry about the substrate melting
- Additives can be mixed with the liquids for color and part customization
How to Print using FlexTune™ 3D Printed Polyurethanes
We are partnering with printer manufacturers to launch printers offering a range of capabilities. Today, the German RepRap L280 3D Printer will print with our materials. More are coming soon! Message us to learn more about the printer that may be right for your application.
Revolutionize your product with FlexTune™ 3D Printed Polyurethanes.