Polymer + Wood


R-FDM, SLS, SLA

Robotic Fused Deposition Modeling (R-FDM)

R-FDM is a 3D printing process that uses a Robot to extrude a continuous filament of a thermoplastic material along a path. The extruder is moved under computer control to define the printed shape. With our open ended Software workflow and a material management system that can be adapted, we can print materials from carbon-fiber reinforced polymers to artificial wood.

Robotic Fused Deposition Modeling (R-FDM)

R-FDM is a 3D printing process that uses a Robot to extrude a continuous filament of a thermoplastic material along a path. The extruder is moved under computer control to define the printed shape. With our open ended Software workflow and a material management system that can be adapted, we can print materials from carbon-fiber reinforced polymers to artificial wood.

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective laser sintering uses a laser to fuse plastic material in powder form onto the component’s contour in layers. Lowering the building platform and re-applying a fine powder coat fuses the next layer on the object and the layers are joined to create a three-dimensional object in the powder bed. The intense heat in the compartment creates a compact, self-supporting powder bed, meaning that no support structures are required.

  • Prototypes with mechanical properties similar to injection molding
  • Lightweight designs with complex lattice structures
  • Individual components or customized small series with unique design
  • Small serial manufacturing as a cost-effective alternative to injection molding

Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

Selective laser sintering uses a laser to fuse plastic material in powder form onto the component’s contour in layers. Lowering the building platform and re-applying a fine powder coat fuses the next layer on the object and the layers are joined to create a three-dimensional object in the powder bed. The intense heat in the compartment creates a compact, self-supporting powder bed, meaning that no support structures are required.

  • Prototypes with mechanical properties similar to injection molding
  • Lightweight designs with complex lattice structures
  • Individual components or customized small series with unique design
  • Small serial manufacturing as a cost-effective alternative to injection molding