What is The Main Reason For Using Silicone Material For 3D Printing?

- May 07, 2020-

Currently available materials for 3D printing, common resins, alloys (such as nickel-based chromium, cobalt, aluminum, titanium, etc.), polymers, ceramics, plastics, etc. With ACEO? Imagine Series 100, WACKER became the first company to produce elastomers industrially through 3D printing. Before WACKER launched this revolutionary technology for the first time, silicones could not be 3D printed. Now, 100% silicone has been used for modeling or small batch production, and many downstream silicone processing manufacturers have begun to produce one after another, which has benefited many industries. So, what's so special about "100% silicone" or "true elastomer" for the 3D printing industry?

Another advantage of silicone 3D printing is to save production time: it can greatly shorten the process cycle; at the same time, it can quickly improve products during product development.


What applications and industries can 100% 3D printed silicone benefit?

In industrial fields such as transportation or machinery, rapid modeling, small batch production of products, and production of spare parts on demand are very important.

In the medical field, with silicone 3D printing, it can produce personalized customized applications such as dental clips or anatomical models, and ACEO products also help to customize treatments according to different conditions of specific patients, thereby further promoting medical education and preoperative Planning.