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Rick Ziebell (Technical Fellow, R.D. Abbott Company Inc)
Date: Tuesday, February 5
Time: 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Track: 3D Printing Innovation Summit
Vault Recording: TBD
A new 3D printer technology using Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) has recently been developed to produce soft-elastomers of the highest capabilities through a process called Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM). LAM 3D printing techniques bring rapid prototyping to include fit, form, and now functional evaluation of printed "soft" part.
This session presents a validation study of 3D printed parts to that of the injection molded analog thus validating the LAM printer technology. The study is a side-by-side comparison of ASTM slabs three dimensionally printed both in X-Y and in X-Z print configuration to show the anisotropic qualities of LSR in bead-to-bead and layer-to-layer physical property performance. Comparisons of printed, compression molded, and injection molded LSR will be made to establish the analogous performance of printed versus molded.