The Berlin-based 3D printing start-up that has pushed the boundaries of multi-material jetting to new limits, announces the JetPack. A fully integrated R&D unit that gives researchers the opportunity to test and analyze high-performance fluids for multi-material 3D printing.
Last November, Quantica announced their ultra-high viscosity printing technology capable of jetting high-performance resins with voxel-level control to print functional, multi-colored, high-strength, and multi-material products in one process. Compared to legacy technologies, Quantica is adept at printing materials 15 times more viscous.
The JetPack, which is now ready for sale, will provide an affordable opportunity for customers to test Quantica’s high viscosity printing abilities on their own. The device seamlessly pairs with dropwatchers and print test stations to select and validate materials and drive electronics compatibility with Quantica’s printheads. In this way Quantica supports their partners in developing a wide range of new materials and use cases to deliver higher-value end products.
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA is one of the first research partners utilizing Quantica’s JetPack. Using the device for the research and development of photorealistic printed objects and applications that combine high-performance materials.
“We are looking forward to explore the potential of Quantica’s new printhead technology to process novel materials and tap into new fields of application for functional photopolymer jetting.”, says Jan Janhsen, Group Manager at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA
An example of Quantica’s current printing capabilities can be seen in the photograph below showing multi-material dental parts.
Quantica printheads are able to jet off-the-shelf dental SLA/DLP resins in combination. The result is high aesthetic, multi-material, permanent dental parts delivered in one single printing process.
Dental is not Quantica’s only targeted industrial application. Quantica’s printhead is capable of supporting a wide range of industries and applications including medical, automotive, aerospace, and more. Quantica is accepting additional partners across all sectors to further explore development and applications for the next frontier of material jetting with high-performance materials. The team will show the JetPack at Rapid TCT in Detroit and IPI in Düsseldorf from May 17-19, 2022.
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