Modern Multi-Material – 3D - Manufacturing with Separate Toner Layer Structure Production and Component Assembly
Authors: Ralf-Kilian Zäh, Benedikt Mosbach, Jan Hollwich, Benedikt Faupel, Ph.D Company: ZeMA – Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH, University of Applied Sciences Date Published: 9/17/2017
Abstract: The developed 3D printing process allows the layered construction of structures. It is based on the separation of layer production and component assembly in two processes. This simplifies the respective work processes and enables the acceleration of the separate process sequences. The individual toner material structure layers are printed on carrier sheets. These are individually detached by heat or alternative method from the carrier sheets and stacked. The advantage is the flat part structure in a single pass. The process parameters indicate the relevance of the alternative production technology. It produces single detailed layers between 1-100µm up to 20 square meters per minute and the single layers are provided on a roll. The subsequent production of the component which is build up by single layers is an integral part of current research and is explained in detail in the paper.