The MoldJet® process forms a synergy of two manufacturing processes for the flexible production of customer-specific parts. These work alternately with layered component production. First, the mold is produced in one layer as a negative of the component geometry from a wax-like polymer with so-called inkjet print heads. This printed layer of mold material is then filled with metal powder paste via a slotted nozzle and a squeegee.
Due to the layer-by-layer design, the production of complex components with undercuts or even internal channels is possible without the use of support structures.
By arranging several components next to each other, a whole batch of parts can be printed. In addition, several batches can be placed on top of each other, thus fully utilizing the installation space of 400 mm x 240 mm x 120 mm. At the same time, the MoldJet process offers the option of filling the installation space with the production of large-volume parts.