Technology

Mackart Additive currently supports a variety of print technology, each offering manufacturing capability to best suit the end product.

All our printers are industrial machines, and with our process control and calibration, they provide the highest reliability, repeatability and quality of parts produced.

 Stereolithography (SLA) and Digital Light Printing (DLP)

Complex plastic parts in a variety of engineering plastics. These resin conversion processes realise almost limitless geometric possibilities with real functional capabilities.

Precision and High Definition photopolymer resin component production. A range of engineering grade materials available with comparable properties to recognised polymers including ABS and PP. Also available to SLA and DLP are printable materials presenting unique mechanical capabilities including flexible, high temperature and ceramic materials.

Also offering a range of basic prototyping materials for economic assessment models. Providing initial fit, form and limited function assessment. Available in Black, Grey, White and Clear.

For dental applications, the materials range includes biocompatible (Class I and Class II) dental resins for dental modelling and in mouth oral applications.

Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)

Basic prototyping with good dimensional representation in a variety of plastics and colours in PLA, PP and ABS. Ideal for economic assessment models with less geometric complexity. Providing initial fit, form and limited function assessment. Also ideal for tooling, jigs and fixtures.

 Other materials available including copper, wood and stone filled PLA’s for ornamental and art applications. FFF offers an excellent general-purpose 3D printing capability with a huge scope of materials available.

Continuous Fibre Fabrication (CFF)

High grade end use and functional prototype components, tooling, jigs and fixtures.

Precision composite component filament and fibre deposition manufacture. Offering components with intelligent internal engineering introducing continuous fibre reinforcement in carbon (CF), Kevlar® (KF) and glass fibre (GF) imbedded into high performance N6CF or plain N6. Technical and metallic features can be incorporated to encapsulate e.g. nuts, bushes and plates. N6CF-CF offering mechanical properties exceeding that of 6061 Aluminium.

Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)

High-grade industrial printing with Stratasys machines producing end-use engineering components including aerospace accredited and traceable Ultem 1010, Ultem 9085. Also including CF12 and ASA.

Polyjet

Beautifully formed visually accurate non-functional prototypes in true colour and true graphical representation using the Stratasys Polyjet technology.

Metal Printing with Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) – Coming soon

Metal printing and sintering with the Markforged Metal X. Real and functional sintered metal components in 17-4PH initially. Many more becoming available over the coming months.

Capable of producing complex components with advanced internally engineered structures to maximise weight and performance capabilities. Near billet material properties, exceptional sintered quality. Fully heat treatable and machinable. Think MIM and think bigger, faster, limitless possibilities.

Large Format Printing

 With the Massivit 1800 those large volume parts and models can be imagined and realised.

 Huge print area offering the capability to print models up to 1.45m x 1.11m in area and 1.8m tall. To produce parts of this size it also offers unprecedented speed building at a rate of 35cm per hour (based on a 1m diameter cylinder). Parts on this machine are produced using proprietary photopolymer acrylic gel that is instantly cured at the extrusion point by UV light cells within the print head. The gel is extruded similar to traditional deposition methods.

 This technology is intended for large mock-ups and promotional models. Imagine a life size, gearbox, engine, drive-train or actuator model for that show stand display. Or a near-accurate installation check model for that manifold into an engine bay interference check or an actuator into an aircraft wing to validate maintenance accessibility, clash identification, hydraulic connections or even for visual completion of that pre-launch show vehicle.

With our partner, we can offer a full finishing service to provide that smooth painted and polished appearance. With careful arrangement, super large assemblies are also possible – a full size mock up car perhaps.

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Staffordshire
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