Process chain of 3D printing simply illustrated
The development of industrial 3D printing already began in the 1980s. With the invention of stereolithography, Chuck Hull established a new branch of industry from 1981 onwards. Further milestones were set in 1987 by Carl Deckard. He published the principle of laser sintering and the following year S. Scott Crump and his wife Lisa invented fused layer modelling.
With our process chains, you can create the future of your company in a new way!
Our products are the first industrial 3D printers that also process highly reinforced injection moulding pellets and offer a variety of materials that no competitor can match. This allows you to benefit from the entire available catalogue of industrial pellets, independent of the individual suppliers. Build your components using metals such as stainless steel or case-hardened steels, but also ceramics and plastics, without cost-intensive tooling!
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Since 2017, AIM3D GmbH has been developing industrial 3D printers based on the injection moulding process chain. In injection moulding, the material is liquefied with the help of the injection moulding machine and injected into a mould under pressure. This process step results in the finished component when plastic pellets are used. If metallic or ceramic materials are used, the component must first complete the debinding and sintering process before the product is finished. The 3D printers from AIM3D take the place of the injection moulding process in this process chain.
This enables you to access decades of experience in injection moulding and combine it with our innovative manufacturing methods.
The processing of metallic and ceramic injection moulding pellets is made possible by the patented* CEM process developed by AIM3D. The printing of plastic pellets is based on the well-known FGM process.