Additive Machines

Manufacturer Anycubi
Model Chiron
Year of Production 2019
Brief Description:

The Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) process finds use at utg for the flexible, additive manufacturing of foundry models, demonstration objects, and the adaptation of test set-ups. Depending on the area of application, printed filaments are made-up of PLA, ABS, and PETG. The high flexibility in the design, the modification of geometries, and the rapid availability of the models, usually printed overnight, make the 3D printing process a valuable addition to research in industry-related subject areas.

Technical Specifications:
Technology Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Construction Volume 400 mm x 400 mm x 450 mm
Extrusion Width 0.2 ... 0.8 mm
Layer Thickness 0.05 ... 0.3 mm
Positioning Accuracy x/y 0.0125 mm; z 0.0020 mm
Printing Speed 20 ... 100 mm/s
Materials ABS, PLA, PETG
Main Areas of Application:
  • Foundry models
  • Test parts
  • Objects of interest
  • Functional models
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Manufacturer utg/MiMed in-house design
Model MJT VA2
Year of Production 2021
Brief Description:

The test stand was set up as part of the DFG-funded utg-MiMed joint project “Incremental Casting: Support Material and Close-Loop Control of Layer Height for Direct Metal Printing with Aluminium”. The modular design allows the use of different print heads. Currently, print heads for the processing of aluminium, copper and salts are used. The printing chamber can be flooded with nitrogen to ensure a low oxygen environment (<50 ppm O2).

Technical Specifications:
Build Chamber Size max. 50 mm x 50 mm x 30 mm
Typical Droplet Size Ø 1 mm
Droplet Frequency max. 30 Hz
Processed Material

aluminum alloys, copper and copper alloys, salts

Main Areas of Application:
  • Fabrication of samples for  the investigation of Liquid Metal Jetting
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