ACEO, WACKER’s brand for its 3D printing with silicones services, is now offering a full range of Shore A hardness including 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 Shore A. The ACEO Silicone GP 50 Shore A is a brand new material that closes the gap of ACEO‘s 3D print service portfolio.
Like all ACEO’s silicone GP materials, the 50 Shore A version is a real silicone elastomer and provides proven quality that can be used in high-performance applications, in typical silicone industries such as automotive, aerospace & aviation, healthcare, machines & equipment, electronics and lifestyle. The new material option is available in all standard colors. All ACEO Silicone GP materials can be used for multi-material printing, in any combination.
With 3D printing labs in the US and in Germany, the ACEO platform was developed specifically for printing silicone elastomers, making it something of a unique technology in the AM sector. The first ACEO Open Print Lab was established in 2017 in Burghausen, Germany. The facility (and the new U.S.-based one) aims to help customers explore and understand the potential of 3D printing with silicones—a still niche segment in AM.
More recently, WACKER announced a new and improved version of its ACEO 3D printing technology for silicone rubber at the K 2019 International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber. The new 3D printer—the ACEO Imagine Series K2—integrates a range of new features and capabilities, including printing up to four different silicone materials simultaneously.