Quantica Introduces New Open Desktop System for Multi-Materials Printing Improvement at Formnext

Berlin-based 3D printer producer Quantica has introduced the discharge of their newest machine aimed toward customers within the R&D area. Their newest printer is a desktop multi-materials jetting system designed with analysis and improvement in thoughts. It will likely be showcased at Formnext this week.

Learn on to be taught extra about it.

NovoJet C-7

Finally yr’s Formnext, Quantica introduced its T1 Professional, an R&D system that showcased the corporate’s multi-material jetting capabilities. This yr Quantica is again on the Frankfurt-based expo, this time introducing a brand new Desktop system– the NovoJet C-7.

You’ll be able to see the NovoJet C-7 within the picture beneath.

NovoJet C-7
NovoJet C-7 (Picture credit score: Quantica)

The NovoJet C-7 is an open printing platform, ultimate for 2D and 3D software improvement utilizing Quantica’s ultra-high viscosity jetting expertise. It’s aimed toward these wishing to develop new additive manufacturing supplies and workflows and to supply in low quantity the developed software.

The power to develop high-viscosity supplies is a really thrilling proposition for these working in materials improvement, as creating such jettable polymers prior to now has been pretty time consuming, because of the massive quantity of guide work concerned.

Growing such useful and high-viscosity supplies is broadly a means of two halves – the primary half is the fabric formulation itself, and the second half is the fluid dynamic aspect (the fabric should be jettable and behave as desired after deposition).

Now because of the NovoJet system with its digital workflow, researchers can iterate rapidly on the fabric formulation and see if their materials will be deposited by way of the printhead because of the complete choice of jetting and printing parameters obtainable to the consumer.

Versatile Jetting

One of many greatest points with conventional jetting strategies is that the necessities for jetting severely limits the selection of supplies.

The consequence of this limitation is that usually, much less fascinating supplies are used within the jetting course of, resulting in suboptimal half efficiency.

The NovoJet system overcomes this limitation by use of a singular jetting methodology that allows the deposition of extra viscous supplies, supplies with excessive particle loading, and even bigger droplets. In reality, the NovoJet system permits exact management over droplet dimension, so a variety of droplet sizes is feasible, relying on the wants of the researcher.

These advantages are particularly necessary within the improvement of useful engineering polymers, the place polymers of a excessive molecular weight, or a excessive fraction of stable matter are used. Utilization of excessive molecular weight polymers and excessive load particulates can severely have an effect on the viscosity of the fluid being jetted, which means that printing with such supplies is just about inconceivable for conventional inkjet programs.

The NovoJet system additional eases the viscosity situation by heating the fluid and altering the viscosity to its jettable vary.

Mixing on the Voxel Degree

Consequently, with the NovoJet printhead, it’s now doable to print useful polymers which are similar to these printed with SLA or DLP programs, besides with an added benefit – the NovoJet system can print multi supplies, whereas SLA / DLP programs can not.

With NovoJet, the totally different inks are blended on the voxel degree, leading to extremely tailor-made useful supplies, a extra superior coloration palette, and printed elements with the next diploma of visible realism.

This opens up new potentialities for delivering excessive worth end-part merchandise with properties corresponding to excessive toughness, temperature resistance, conductivity, biocompatibility, and adaptability manufactured in a single course of.

You’ll be able to see their printhead within the picture beneath.

Multi-material printhead.
Multi-material printhead. (Picture credit score: Quantica)

“This new system unlocks monumental potentialities for the fabric deposition industries,” mentioned Ramon Borrell, CTO of Quantica.

“[It gives] materials builders the power to maneuver previous the constraints of low efficiency fluids and begin creating new formulations with higher properties of curiosity.”

Multi-material dental print
Multi-material dental print. (Picture credit score Quantica)

Past R&D, the printer will also be used for personalized and low-volume manufacturing, enabling a very seamless transition from lab to manufacturing.

Key options of the NovoJet C-7 embrace:

  • Materials Experimentation: The system makes use of printheads able to dealing with a variety of fluids with viscosities exceeding 380mPa•s at jetting temperature, equating to roughly 4000mPa•s at ambient temperature. The system can also be able to printing liquids with excessive particle loading.
  • New Materials Mixtures: The system has the power to manage as much as 7 materials channels giving customers entry to new materials mixtures with higher mechanical properties, coloration constancy, and aesthetics.
  • System Customization: The system presents customizable integrations for analysis and improvement wants.

“Ultimately, we empower organizations to construct merchandise in new and thrilling methods,” mentioned Borrell.

“Quantica is already exploring a number of purposes within the dental, healthcare, shopper items, and electronics industries. We’re excited to assist these and the various different industries in breaking down present inkjet limitations and limitations.”

For extra details about the NovoJet C-7,or to pre-order the system, head on over to this hyperlink.

Formnext 2022

You’ll be able to see Quantica at this yr’s Formnext at Corridor 11.1 D31.


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