Israel-based Massivit 3-D Printing Technologies Ltd
, a leading provider of large-scale 3-D printing systems, unveiled its Massivit 10000 composites tooling system at the CAMX 2021
show which took place earlier this month in Dallas, Texas. Visitors were able to see for the first time the company’s new thermoset additive manufacturing (AM) system and its range of moulding applications.
The Massivit 10000 AM system was developed to overcome the recognised bottleneck associated with composites tooling by automating the process. It leverages thermoset polymer casting materials that provide a high HDT (heat deflection temperature) and low CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion).
Based on the company’s newly-developed Cast-In-Motion (CIM) technology, it combines ultra-fast AM with direct casting of proprietary, industrial-grade, dual-component, epoxy-based material.
The new technology eradicates the need to produce an initial master (or plug). This consolidates existing 19-step moulding workflows into just four steps. In addition, the Cast-In-Motion technology also offers exceptional geometry freedom for complex designs.
Massivit 3D has already penetrated the global AM arena with a portfolio of large-scale 3-D printing systems installed by its customers across 40 countries. The company plans to expand into multiple FRP arenas with its new, disruptive technology — including the marine, automotive, railway, consumer goods, sporting goods, aerospace, and other industries.
With a build volume of up to 1.2 x 1.5 x 1.65m, the Massivit 10000 is suitable for a wide range of applications for those industries that are looking to dramatically shorten lead times compared to traditional production.
Erez Zimerman, Massivit 3D CEO, said: “We were thrilled to unveil our advanced Cast-In-Motion technology to the composites manufacturing arena at CAMX 2021
. This market is hungry for innovation that will shift the paradigm for moulding so that manufacturers can finally expedite their lead times from several weeks down to just a few days.
“By automating the mould production process, we are able to offer manufacturers a way to dramatically cut their costs and reduce the associated material waste. The snowballing demand for this new digital moulding solution is testament to the dire need for this technological milestone.”