Impossible Objects has struck a deal with TIGER Coatings, an international maker of high-quality surface solutions and thermoset materials. The partnership is aimed at developing thermoset-based additively manufactured composites.
The additively manufactured composites are priceless in their high strength-to-weight proportion. Therefore, grasping Impossible Objects’ licensed composite associated 3D printing procedure leads to considerably lighter 3D printed parts. This provides the performance of metal at a bit lower weights.
More advantages of additively manufactured thermoset composites include their capability to maintain their form at high temperatures. They also include exceptional chemical resistance, flame-retardancy, dimensional stability, and enhanced mechanical attributes.
The collaboration between TIGER and Impossible Objects will further make use of 3D printing to fulfill the manufacturing requirements of industries like automotive and aerospace.
Commenting on the partnership, TIGER’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Clemens Steiner said the following: “We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Impossible Objects to unlock the potential of what was once considered an unworkable material. By leveraging Impossible Objects’ CBAM technology, more industries than ever before can reap the benefits of thermoset composites through 3D printing.”
CBAM technology, a proprietary of Impossible Objects can make pieces up to 10X quicker than traditional additive manufacturing. Through the combination of high-performance polymers such as PEEK and Nylon with fiberglass sheets and carbon fiber, pieces printed through Impossible Object devices are lighter and stronger. They also have improved dimensional precision and great temperature performance as compared to what’s possible with traditional printing techniques. The present materials consist of carbon fiber as well as fiberglass matched with PEEK, PA 12, PA 6, elastomeric, and many other thermoplastics.
Chairman and founder of Impossible Objects Bob Swartz has this to say: “From shoes to aircraft, 3D printing will completely transform manufacturing across industries. Our collaboration with TIGER demonstrates the key advantages of our CBAM process, including faster speed, better material properties, and a wider range of materials along with better dimensional accuracy.”
Additionally, Impossible Objects declared new acquisitions of CBAM-2 devices from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Thinking Robot Studios.
The Rochester Institute of Technology’s AMPrint Center is among the universe’s leading 3D printing research labs. It will take the CBAM-2 to more enhance its study and development in multifunctional additive manufacturing.