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While the additive manufacturing of metals and thermoplastics has already found its way into industrial production, the 3D printing of fluids and pastes is still at the beginning of a professional use. With ViscoTec print heads allows the industry a fast and accurate 3D printing. The direct material application process is similar to filament printing, and works according to the volumetric endless piston principle.
The print head can be used with one or two component materials. These include, for example, silicones, epoxy resins, inks, polyurethanes, acrylates and polyester resins. Due to a material crosslinking at the molecular level, the mechanical strengths in the Z direction can be significantly higher than in filament 3D printing.
Felix Gruber is Business Development Manager at ViscoTec. First he completed his B. Eng. degree and then finished his MBA Eng. in industrial engineering with the emphasis of sales & marketing. Since 2017 he is responsible for the Business Development „Additive Manufacturing".
ViscoTec Pumpen- u. Dosiertechnik GmbH manufactures systems required for conveying, dosing, applying, filling and emptying medium to high-viscosity fluids. The technological leader headquarter is in Toeging a. Inn (Germany). Furthermore, ViscoTec has subsidiaries in the USA, in China, Singapore and in India and employs about 200 people worldwide. Numerous sales partners all over the world complete the international distribution network. Next to technically sophisticated solutions to even the most complicated application, ViscoTec is the single point of contact to deliver all components for a complete system: from emptying to preparing and to dosing. This guarantees successful interaction of all components. All fluids showing a viscosity of up to 7.000.000 mPas can be conveyed and dosed almost pulsation-free and with extremely low shear. ViscoTec offers comprehensive consulting for every application and, if required, extensive tests will be carried out in close cooperation with the customer. The dosing pumps and systems are perfectly adapted to their respective application whether it is the food sector, the automotive industry, the aerospace field, the medical technology, the pharmaceutical industry and many other branches.