Leading French AM product distributor Multistation signed an agreement with innovatiQ for the distribution of the LiQ320 silicone 3D printers on the French territory.
InnovatiQ is a manufacturer of industrial 3D printers. The company, formerly known as German RepRap, changed its name after acquisition by the owners of the Arburg group. The collaboration agreement, effective as of June 2021, ensures exclusivity for the silicone printing solutions in France. Multistation will now also resell innovatiQ’s large-format 3D printing and silicone printing solutions in France.
Among the silicone 3D printing processes, innovatiQ’s technology is the first one to use thermal polymerization with a lamp integrated into the process. The LiQ320 machine produces functional parts directly after printing, without the need for post-processing steps. The printed silicones have properties comparable to silicones usually produced with conventional manufacturing methods, such as injection molding. The process is suitable for silicone but also for other thermosets such as polyurethane.
The innovatiQ LiQ320 machine is a real production machine for silicone parts, which can be added to a 3D printer farm with integrated automation for the unloading of produced parts. The applications are varied and diverse, ranging from the production of soles for the shoe industry to manufacturing seals for the automotive industry, molds, and electronic industrial products.