The Austrian company Lithoz, an expert in ceramic 3D printing processes, has acquired a strategic stake in the German start-up AMAREA Technology. AMAREA has developed a 3D printer that can combine up to six different materials.
According to the press release, AMAREA’s multi-material jetting technology can be used to process a wide variety of ceramics, metals, polymers and composite materials in a single component. Nanoliter-sized drops of a thermoplastic base material are deposited with pinpoint accuracy and cure in fractions of a second.
This should enable very precise and dense components with defined pore layers at any point. Lithoz CEO Johannes Homa sees great potential for combining the technologies of both companies and opening up completely new applications for multi-material 3D printing.
At Formnext, AMAREA CEO Steven Weingarten confirmed the broad interest in its multi-material heating components for high-temperature applications. The partnership with industry leader Lithoz could support AMAREA on its way to establishing this innovative technology.