WACKER ESTABLISHES FIRST SILICONE 3D PRINTING LAB IN THE U.S.

3D Printing Industry | 3/26/2019 | Tia Vialva
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WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group behind the ACEO silicone rubber 3D printing brand, has opened its first ACEO Open Print Lab in the U.S.

The new Open Print Lab is established in WACKER’s Silicone R&D facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan, offering first-hand tutorials and hands-on training for customers seeking to 3D print with silicone rubber.

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“We are pleased to announce another milestone in ACEO’s history with the launch of the Open Print Lab in Ann Arbor,” said Dr. Bernd Pachaly, Head of Project 3D Printing at WACKER SILICONES.

“NORTH AMERICA IS ONE OF THE LEADING MARKETS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING. OUR NEW FACILITY BRINGS 3D PRINTING WITH SILICONES MUCH CLOSER TO POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS IN THE REGION.”

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WACKER UV-resistant silicone. Photo via ACEO.

In 2016, WACKER introduced the 3D printing webshop for its trademark brand, ACEO. ACEO technology is a drop-on-demand principle, integrated into its propriety 3D printers. A print head is used to deposit single silicone voxels on a building platform. After each layer, the curing process is activated by UV light.

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Focused on educating its customers on this technology Ian Moore, Vice President WACKER SILICONES at Wacker Chemical Corporation, Michigan, explains, “Our business partners in the region want to understand how their ideas and products can be brought to market with our support.”

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