Sep 29, 2020

Admatec Introduces New Resins For Investment Casting

New Admatec resins will improve investment casting performance

Admatec is excited to introduce two different 3D printing resins suitable to use on the Admaflex 130 and 300 series 3D printers. These materials will serve the investment casting market.

Shell Printing Resin

Ceramic Admaflex parts with supports

The new shell material is specifically developed to print foundry shells for high quality investment casting products. It allows for high accuracy and great surface finish to make complex shapes with fine details.

The silica-based material allows for a very high resolution and smooth surface quality to make complex shapes with horizontal overhangs of several millimeters and under an angle of up to 70 degrees. 

The launch of the new materials help to revolutionize the traditional investment casting process and its challenges, as it is labor intensive and time consuming. Moreover, in this conventional process it is only known after finalization if it was successful or not due to the lengthy process of coating, drying and re-coating. 3D printing removes a great deal of work. 

Core Printing Resin

Admaflex Part In Hand

Our new core material is used for demanding investment casting applications such as single crystal castings of turbine blades and other high quality casting products. 

The sintered product combines a high strength at high temperatures with a porous structure which offers excellent leachability, even at atmospheric pressure and at low temperatures of 60°C. Wall thicknesses between only a few millimeter up to 10 mm can be printed and sintered successfully.

Using these slurries on the Admaflex 3D printers, enables high productivity as a result of being able to print with layer thicknesses up to 200 μm, while achieving printing speeds up to 300 layers per hour. This way multiple cores with a height of up to 400 mm can be printed simultaneously in less then 1 day.

Directly 3D printing ceramic shells or cores for investment casting eliminates the need of making expensive molds or 3D printed patterns that saves cost, and time over traditional investment casting. Additionally, 3D printing enables creating very intricate internal configurations that are otherwise impossible to make.

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