The German subsidiary of Keyence, headquartered in Japan, will offer silicone materials for their AGILISTA 3D printers.
The Keyence AGILISTA 3D printer lineup uses a combination of resign based materials which are placed on the print bed in very small drops and cured via UV-Light. Between these steps the material is flattened by a roller. The AGILISTA 3D printers offer a print volume of 297x210x200mm (DIN A4 x 200mm) and can print detail up to 15µm.
Keyence offers a transparent material and a heat resistant material plus the needed water solvable support material. The standard material offers good stiffness and durability.
Samples printed with the standard material:
Now Keyence announced that they will introduce a soft flexible material to their lineup. The new material is based on silicone and can be used to print flexible parts like sealings, O-ring seals or just simple flexible parts.