Airtech Advanced Materials Group has been extruding and compounding resins for nearly 50 years and has expanded its offering with a line of technologically advanced and reliable resins for use in additive manufacturing. In a newly developed partnership, CEAD, a technology supplier of 3D printing equipment on the frontier of large-scale composite additive manufacturing, has qualified Airtech Dahltram resins for use on all AM Flexbot platforms. With big process knowledge, application requirements, and production performance, Dahltram resins in use on AM Flexbot platforms offer high performance and flexibility across industries.
The AM Flexbot is one of CEADs additive manufacturing solutions, using Comau robots directly controlled by Siemens Sinumerik. It offers the unique option to combine 3D printing and milling into one automated process. For mold making and tooling applications ideal to achieve the required surface finish. The versatile system provides multiple options which can be integrated to configure the system to customers’ specific needs.
Airtech Dahltram resins are suitable for multiple print platforms, offering production flexibility with end-use material validation. Airtech has continued to demonstrate efficacy in composite fabrication with extensive autoclave cycle testing across various platforms with all materials offered. Providing extensive mechanical characterization data, Dahltram resins are well suited for composite fabrication, as well as metal fabrication and direct to part applications.
This partnership is the latest gain in Airtech’s continued effort to drive innovation, development, and testing in the additive manufacturing market. A product of this collaboration, in the form of a 3D printed composite tool, drew a great deal of attention on display at the Formnext tradeshow in Germany last month.