Rapid Prototyping is the process of creating an object by use of a single, computer controlled machine, without the use of specialist tools and moulds. This process is based on models taken directly from CAD. The object is created by adding overlapping layers. The thickness of a single layer, in effect a cross section, depends on the resolution and material used. Usually it falls between, 0,05 and 0,2 mm. Robocasting is a method which uses plastic ceramic paste as the material. Layer creation is the result of extrusion and movement along the X-Y axes, while the height increase Z is achieved by the up/down motion of the nozzle. By using this method porosity control can be easily achieved and the desired compactness of the object maintained. Many different materials can be used but the device is intended to work mainly with ceramic and composite polymer-ceramic pastes. Layer thickness depends on the nozzle used (100 μm-1,8 mm).

Specifications

Resolution

10 nm

Max. Working Space

762 mm High x 914 mm Diameter

Min. Step Size

2 μm

Max. Linear Speed

2 m/s

Contact person: dr inż. Katarzyna Berent


    
Rapid Prototyping


    
Rapid Prototyping