Chromatic Develops New “Smooth-Mode” Technology for 3D Printing Ultra-Smooth Rubber Parts

Chromatic’s RX-AM™ materials and technology platform is shown here 3D printing smooth polyurethane rods with Smooth-Mode.

Chromatic 3D Materials, a supplier of 3D printing technologies, developed the technology ” smooth mode Durable rubber parts with ultra-smooth surface for 3D printing. This new solution will allow industrial manufacturers to 3D print smooth, high-quality polyurethane parts such as gaskets, gaskets, rods, bladders and other elastomeric products without further processing or surface finishing.

Sealing requires a smooth surface, but 3D printed parts have always exhibited layer lines or roughness. We’ve developed a way to easily and cost-effectively 3D print ultra-smooth products without any extra steps. This is a breakthrough for professional 3D printing applications that need to be airtight and waterproof“said the doctor. Cora LeibigCEO and founder of Chromatic.

Parts printed with Smooth-Mode technology exhibit superior aesthetics as well as finer dimensional accuracy. For example, products can be printed with a precise uniform thickness on a sub-millimeter scale. Therefore, this new technology is suitable for the production of rubber balloons and other elastomeric products that expand and contract.

Chromatic’s team of additive manufacturing experts achieved ultra-smooth prints for the first time by fine-tuning the viscosity and surface tension of the company’s printable thermoelectric polyurethane materials. ” We have developed a way to go beyond just applying our reaction technology to FDM printing. Smooth-Mode uses chemistry to create an ultra-cohesive, smooth part. We believe this printing technique provides the world’s smoothest printing along the Z-axis or height.explained the doctor. Bart EngendahlManaging Director of Chromatic in Germany.

Industrial manufacturers can take advantage of Smooth-Mode with Chromatic’s RX-AM™ technology and materials platform. A 3-in-1 platform, RX-AM™ includes materials, software and hardware for reactive chemical deposition printing. RX-AM™, or reactive extrusion additive manufacturing, uses printable polyurethanes that have Beach a Ranging from 50 to 90, as well as custom grades with different colors, hardnesses and special properties (eg antibacterial, static discharge, biocides, etc.). The platform is designed for commercial volume printing.

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