R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott), a full-service elastomers supplier and materials science company, has developed a revolutionary L280 LAM 3D printer that represents the latest advances in Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) with Heat-Cured Silicone Components.
The LAM 3D printer is developed in collaboration with its supplier partners German RepRap GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of 3D printers, and Dow Performance Silicones, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company.
German RepRap’s first production-ready L280 LAM 3D printer uses Dow SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 liquid silicone rubber (LSR), a material with physical and dynamic properties that have been proven to match those of molded LSR. This supports an easy transition to injection molding processes for high-volume manufacturing.
This innovative LAM 3D printer is also ideal for highly customized parts for small manufacturing trials.
RDAbbott will showcase the product at MD&M West being held in Anaheim, California, from February 5 to 7, 2019.