, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 32–35 | Cite as

Evaluation of Additive Manufacturing Processes with Liquids and Pastes

  • Simon Kasböck
Plant and Processing Equipment

Additive manufacturing processes based on the extrusion of liquids are still in their infancy, but are currently developing at a rapid pace. In particular, the multitude of new materials that can be used in 3D printing creates great application potential for this technology. These include, for example, silicones, resins or metal pastes.

The use of additive manufacturing processes is increasing within industrial applications, as they bring some significant customer benefits compared to conventional processes. Additive manufacturing is based upon the layered structure of a component. The production time therefore depends on the volume to be applied to the component. The geometric shape of the individual layers has a minor influence. This results in a greater amount of design freedom, without incurring extra time and cost through additional steps, such as machining. This process is particularly suitable for the production of geometrically complex components, such as bionic structures. The...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Kasböck
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  1. 1.ViscoTec Pumpen and Dosiertechnik GmbHTögingGermany

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