Our hardware.

The AFU5 printer unit is optimized for manufacturing of printed injection mold tooling.

 

With emphasis on precision and repeatability, it is built for one single purpose: To deliver the fastest and most versatile low-volume printed tools on the planet


The AFU5 seamlessly integrates with all other AddiFab equipment and is compatible with all AddiFab printed tool resins (as well as the 3D-printing resins of most of our competitors).

 

With the AFU5, it has finally become possible to economically manufacture injection molded batch-of-one prototypes and low-volume injection-molded components - in the entire range of injection-moldable materials.

FEATURES

  • Patent-pending build vat with ultra low-force layer release for increased Z-axis precision

  • Automated resin supply - reduces the amount of resin in the vat, while preventing that large prints run dry

  • Erowa ITS build-plane connector, for trouble-free plane exchange with ultrahigh repositioning accuracy

  • AddLine job management software, for easy handling of print jobs from CAD to component

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Ultra heavy duty, for stable round-the-clock operation

  • Build volume: 54 x 96 x 200 mm

  • Resolution: 50 µm X/Y, down to 20 µm Z

  • Precision: 50 µm X/Y/Z

  • Print speed: Up to 90 mm/hour

  •  L x W x H: 1.5 x 0.9 x 2.4 meters 

AFU5 - 3D-PRINTER

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PFU1 - LAB BENCH

Following printing, the printed inserts need to be removed from the printer build-plane. After the cleaning stage, the inserts will be post-cured in either a UV flasher or an oven.

AddiFab provides a ventilated work lab bench that allows the user to handle the inserts in a controlled environment. All our cabinets are regulatory tested (Fume Hood guidelines) and have stainless steel surfaces. The cabinets all have active VAV,  airflow guides and are easy to maintain.

FEATURES

  • Certified according to DIN EN 14175-6:2006 - Fume Cupboards

  • Stainless steel worktop for high durability, easy cleaning

  • Space below worktop for tool-carts + cleaning and demolding solvents

SPECIFICATIONS

  • L x W x H: 1.5 x 0.9 x 2.4 meters

PFU2 - CLEANER

Cleaning of parts using Isopropanol is an important step in the process of manufacturing high-quality printed mold inserts. AddiFab is providing a ventilated cleaning station that supports sufficient cleaning and by that, enables the high and repeatable quality levels, associated with using FIM.

 

The cleaning station comprises two automated, programmable vats with integrated lifting action, and two additional vats for rinse-off.

 

The station is prepared for ATEX approval, and all vats drain into tanks place below the worktable, to promote operator safety.

FEATURES

  • Two automated vats, for assisted cleaning of printed cavities

  • Two manual vats, for thorough after-cleaning rinse-off

  • Programmable, for tailored cleaning programs

SPECIFICATIONS

 

  • Closed fluid management system, for improved operator protection

  • L x W x H: 1.5 x 0.9 x 2.4 meters

PFU3 - DEMOLDER

The PFU3 de-molding station is the last station in the Freeform Injection Molding tool-chain.

After cleaning and injection molding, the printed cavities are de-molded. When using the unique removal process only enabled by FIM, the cavities are dissolved to release the molded components.

AddiFab provides a ventilated cabinet with a number of vats for the demolding procedure. This way, users may work with the alkaline solvent used in the Freeform Injection Molding process, in a safe and controlled environment.

FEATURES

  • Three heater vats that divide into 9 dissolving vats by means of inserts

  • Supports sequential demolding for max. process control

  • Supports parallel demolding for max. throughput

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Closed fluid management system, for improved operator protection

  • L x W x H: 1.5 x 0.9 x 2.4 meters

Our tooling resins.

IM2.0 GP - RESIN

IM 2.0 GP resin is intended for use with the AFU5 3D-Printer, to manufacture dissolvable molding tools for various types of injection molding of plastic, rubbers and MIM/CIM.

APPLICATION

FIM molds manufactured with AddiFab IM 2.0 GP are suitable for injection molding of thermoplastics and various composites such as MIM, CIM and can furthermore be used in LSR applications.

SPECIFICATIONS

Max. recommended feedstock temperature: 350 degrees C
 

Min. layer thickness: 20 µm
Max. layer thickness: 100 µm

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IM2.0 TECH - RESIN

IM 2.0 Technical resin is intended for use with AFU5 3D-Printer to manufacture dissolvable molding tools for various types of injection molding of plastic, rubbers, and MIM/CIM.

This FIM tooling material combines high strength with fine details and can be used with thicker build layers, allowing for increased printing speed.

APPLICATION

FIM molds manufactured with AddiFab IM 2.0 Technical are suitable for injection molding of thermoplastics and various composites such as MIM, CIM and can furthermore be used in Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) applications.

SPECIFICATIONS

Max. recommended feedstock temperature: 420 degrees C

 

Min. layer thickness: 50 µm
Max. layer thickness: 200 µm

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