Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ on Liquid Additive Manufacturing

General questions about Liquid Additive Manufacturing

LAM is the acronym for Liquid Additive Manufacturing, an additive manufacturing process for liquids and materials with high viscosity.

In Liquid Additive Manufacturing, liquid is applied to the buildplate via an extruder. Each material layer is cured with a high-temperature halogen lamp during the printing process.

Common materials are Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) and polyurethane. However, the additive manufacturing process is also suitable for other viscous materials such as resins, waxes or adhesives.

Specific questions about the process and the LAM technology

Yes, it is possible to place an existing component in the LiQ 320 LAM printer and print on the component, for example to apply a seal made of liquid silicone rubber. However, since the material is cured during the printing process with a 2,000-watt high-temperature halogen lamp, the existing components must be temperature-resistant.

Either cartridges can be used or the material is taken from a hobbock system.