Welcome back to our “Material Science in Additive Manufacturing” video series!
This week, we move back from thermoplastics to UV-Curing (Crosslinking Reactions)Literally translated, the term “crosslinking“ means “cross networking”. In the chemical context, it is used for reactions in which molecules are linked together by introducing covalent bonds and forming three-dimensional networks.curing resins, which are deposited in a different way. Together with binder jetting, material jetting is the only additive manufacturing process that can print in color.
What is Material Jetting?
An Additive Manufacturing process in which droplets of build material are selectively deposited (ASTM F42 Committee).
Process Principle of Material Jetting (MJ, DOD)
In this video, we have a look at the different tradenames, the process principle as well as a video of the process. Additionally, we go into detail about the materials used for the process.
We highlight the wide area of advantages and some disadvantages of the process. Furthermore, we introduce applications of material jetting as well as variations of the process with thermoplastics and silicone materials.
Building a Community
This video series is not a one-way road! Please leave your questions in the YouTube commentary. We will answer your questions and use them to fill our pool of questions from which we will choose the most frequently asked ones to be answered in our live events throughout 2021. Furthermore, we encourage you to have discussions in the comment section to also learn from and challenge your peers.
Next week, we will focus on Binder Jetting! Stay tuned!