Liquid Additive

New Possibilities for Industrial 3D Printing
Thanks to Functional Materials by DELO

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"Liquid Additive Manufacturing"

Industrial 3D Printing:
Functional Materials for Liquid Additive Manufacturing

DELO creates new opportunities for liquid additive manufacturing by providing functional liquid materials that are optimized for industrial 3D printing. The materials fulfil various functions such as transparency or flexibility and can be combined in one printing process. Another advantage: the printed components exhibit isotropic strength in all printing directions.

The liquid materials can be dispensed layer by layer at room temperature. After curing with UV light the materials are cross-linked duromers. Liquid Additive Manufacturing thus offers an alternative to 3D printing processes such as Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA) or Material Jetting.

The components properties are comparable to those of high-performance plastics, like polyamide or PEEK. Therefore, they are well suited for automotive and microelectronic applications – especially for fine and functional structures.

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Functional Material

Combination of Functional Material

  • Broad range of functionalities
    (e.g. rigid, flexible and optical materials)
  • Good adhesion among the materials
  • Simple dispensing and curing process
Isotropic Properties

Isotropic Properties

  • Similar strength in all printing directions
  • No strength drop between laminar structures due to chemical crosslinking
Complex Structures

Complex Structures

  • Thin walls (< 500 µm with smooth surface)
  • Undercuts possible by using water-soluble support materials
High-performance Characteristics

High-performance Characteristics

  • Properties comparable to high-performance plastics
  • High temperature (+200 °C) and media resistance
  • Proven long-term resistance

Our materials provide users with a construction kit to produce functional components by 3D printing. Based on our broad product portfolio we can make tailor-made liquid materials available, including flexibility, transparency or conductivity.

Dr. Karl Bitzer, Head of Product Management at DELO
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