Take Your 3D Printing to the Next Level
IMAGIN3D™ printing technology is an innovation platform created by Dow to give designers and manufacturers greater design freedom, to help shorten product development cycles, and to offer distinct performance benefits.
3D-Printable Liquid Silicone Rubber
SILASTIC™ 3D-printable liquid silicone rubbers (LSRs) combine the performance benefits of silicone rubber with the design and processing advantages of liquid additive manufacturing (LAM). LAM is a technique that allows the application of a liquid material such as Liquid Silicone Rubber. The LAM printer extrudes the liquid onto a building platform layer by layer. The liquid is vulcanized by exposing to heat.
These LSRs are ideal for fast prototyping, small manufacturing trials of complex parts, creation of customized parts or new designs, and other applications where conventional LSRs are used. The unique benefits of using SILASTIC™ 3D-printable LSRs in your application include:
- Properties comparable to injection-molded components
- Transfer easily to injection-molding processes
- Expand design options
- Speed time to market
SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber is very transparent, which is ideal for applications where clarity and transparency are vital attributes. Now, through the use of compatible color packs and precision dosing equipment, designers also have the ability to 3D-print this high-performing LSR in a range of colors – all with the same base product. This ensures that the final performance will be virtually the same, regardless of which color the designer chooses.
The perfect fit – Episode 2
Have you ever imagined wearing a pair of shoes tailored to your feet? Dow and ECCO are working together to provide the world with a more sustainable, customizable, and comfortable shoe. Discover how our 3D printed LSR can inspire creativity.
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