There is a need for a novel additive manufacturing technology that can process complex objects with a wide range of properties and make them functional. To this effect, a single printer has to deposit different type of materials at the voxel level. The first attempt came from multi-jet systems based on inkjet. They print plastic materials at high resolution, in multi-colour and with multi-properties. However, multi-jet systems work best with low viscosity materials. As a result, higher viscosity metal slurries, ceramic pastes or advanced organic material are in need of a nozzle free digital technology. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how an innovative laser assisted deposition system can process multiple materials simultaneously at high resolution. This new technology opens the way to new advanced applications and the fabrication of innovative materials and meta-materials. The system will work with many materials currently on the market and will also leave great freedom to innovate to material engineers and chemist: they will be able to create products with significantly better properties than those achievable with current 3D printing technologies.
- Learn about laser assisted deposition, a technology about to transition from research to manufacturing
- Think of new prototypes or functional products that can be created
- Evaluate how laser assisted deposition can add value to a business