Additive manufacturing Singapore is the common name for a group of manufacturing methods that dare to move away from the traditional lubricated machine approach. One of these methods is called molten deposition modeling. The method of modeling molten deposition is most often used in prototypes, model building, or in production.
How it works
Melt deposition modeling works according to the additive principle, which is common for a group of additive production systems. The process is usually similar to other machines. However, the system itself moves the process forward at different stages.
- The system of modeling the deposition of the melt, like other systems, has a layer of powder material.
- Materials, p. thermoplastics, arranged in layers.
- There is a cable that looks like plastic thread, which is part of a larger spool.
- This coil transfers material to the nozzle, which controls the movement or flow of the material.
- The nozzle heats up and the material melts.
- The nozzle of the system for simulating the deposition of the melt can move both horizontally and vertically, allowing the molten material to flow as it moves.
- The movement of the nozzle is controlled by a structure created using automated production software.
- Materials that can be used are plentiful and readily available.
- Although these materials are readily available, they should be carefully selected taking into account their strength and heat resistance, with which they can work stably.
- The properties of each material must be taken into account, depending on the part or model to be manufactured.
- The melt deposition simulation system can work with materials such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene polymer, polycaprolactone, polycarbonates, polyphenyl sulfones and even waxes.