April 20, 2022
Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd. has announced the launch of the Massivit 10000 additive manufacturing tooling system.
Designed to overcome recognized tooling bottlenecks in composites manufacturing, the Massivit 10000 automates and shortens conventional composites tooling processes that are slow, costly, wasteful, and reliant on manual skilled labor, the company reports.
The 10000 leverages the company’s new Cast-In-Motion technology that enables complex molds, masters, mandrels and prototypes to be directly 3D printed. It provides geometry freedom for highly efficient designs as well as digital accuracy. The technology is designed to serve a range of industries including marine, rail, automotive, defense, and aerospace as well as sporting goods, bath ware, and furniture.
A total of 17 pre-orders have been made to date—two of which include beta agreements with Israel-based company Kanfit (manufacturers of composite material parts for key players in the global aviation market) and U.S.-based company Lyons (specialists in luxury bath ware). Massivit 3D will deliver Massivit 10000 systems to customers starting in Q2, 2022.
Massivit 3D’s Cast-In-Motion technology enables composites fabricators to shorten their tooling workflows from the traditional 19 steps down to 4 steps. It eliminates the need to produce an initial plug or master by directly printing and casting the mold using ultra-fast additive manufacturing combined with industrial-grade casting materials.
The Massivit 10000 brings to market the first 3D printed isotropic mold for composites manufacturing. The Massivit 10000 uses high-performance thermoset-based materials to produce a single, uniform cast that results in a true isotropic mold. In addition, it provides molders with casting materials that have predictable mechanical and thermal properties, a low coefficient of thermal expansion, and a high Heat Deflection Temperature.
The company’s second-generation technology, Cast-In-Motion, is based on its successful Gel Dispensing Printing technology.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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