Material class-independent 3D printing of multifunctional components
Multifunctional products that meet the demands of an increasingly complex world require innovative manufacturing processes. These must enable high component geometry and the use of the optimal material in each case. With additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, such required degrees of freedom in the geometric design of real products and components can be realized. However, most AM technologies can only process one material class at a time – such as metal, plastic or ceramic. Certain material classes, on the other hand, cannot be processed at all.
Therefore, the Multi Material Jetting (MMJ) 3D printing process was developed at Fraunhofer IKTS, which enables the sustainable production of functionalized multi-material components in one printing process. This novel process is currently being commercialized with support from the EXIST research transfer program. The future startup will be able to offer customers industrial 3D printers as well as corresponding materials as early as 2023.
To make your multifunctional products feasible for you, we are looking for you as a pilot customer. Visit us at the ceramitec special show as well as at booth 319/420, hall C1!