Massivit 3D presents the 10000 solution and its Cast In Motion technology

Formnext, the largest international trade fair dedicated to additive manufacturing, took place in mid-November this year. With over 800 exhibitors and thousands of visitors from all over the world, the event was once again the 3D industry’s most important meeting place. One of the companies exhibiting their large-scale additive manufacturing solutions was Massivit 3D. With locations in Israel, North America and Belgium, Massivit 3D is a leading supplier of large format 3D printers. This year it used the Frankfurt Motor Show to introduce its award-winning Massivit 10000 system to the additive manufacturing market for the first time. It also demonstrated the capabilities of the “Cast In Motion” technology in this mold making solution.

Known for its large format solutions based on GDP technology, or Gel Dispensing Printing, Massivit is able to create very large parts. Its machines also meet the needs of many industries, as we have seen in the last edition of Formnext. Through several live demonstrations, the company showed visitors its potentially game-changing new additive manufacturing system by automating the production of molds for composites. The primary goal of Massivit 3D with the 10000 solution and Cast In Motion technology is to provide a solution to common bottlenecks in composite manufacturing by directly printing and casting industrial molds in a single process.

The Massivit 3D stand at Formnext 2022 (photos: Massivit 3D)

The Massivit 10000 solution and “Cast In Motion” technology

As mentioned, the company showcased its Massivit 10000 machine at Formnext 2022. Based on Cast In Motion (CIM) technology, this method enables automated production of isotropic molds and tools for faster composite manufacturing. The problem they are trying to solve with CIM is to produce composite objects. Usually, the latter requires a CNC milling process, then the manual layering of materials to form the mold, followed by casting and curing. According to Massivit 3D, this traditional process can take up to 19 steps, while also being harmful to the environment. But the CIM method approaches this problem in a completely different way, never before seen in the 3D printing sector.

The system works using an integrated head that prints an outer shell using Massivit 3D’s unbreakable thermosetting material. Another head intermittently pours thermosetting casting material into this shell as it is built. The combination of these two processes makes it possible to create an isotropic 3D printed mold for composite components. The material used, called CIM 500, offers high mechanical and thermal properties. This results in a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and a high heat deflection temperature (HDT). Additionally, the system is characterized by its ability to speed up mold production by 80%, reducing lead times from weeks to just days.

There is no doubt that the composites market has been eagerly awaiting a breakthrough in casting processes“, said Erez Zimerman, CEO of the company. ” The Massivit 10000 eliminates critical bottlenecks for manufacturers, reducing their mold production time from dozens of weeks to just days. There was a palpable excitement at our Formnext stand, reflecting the deep need for digital transformation in the composites arena.. »

CIM technology allows automated production of isotropic molds (photo credits: Massivit 3D)

Visitors passing by the Massivit 3D stand during the show had the opportunity to see and handle parts 3D printed with the new solution. These included complex isotropic molds, cleaning mandrels, jigs and fixtures. A unique opportunity to experience first-hand the possibilities of manufacturing technology.

Applications of Massivit 3D technology

Massivit 3D’s patented technology opens the door for a wide range of industries to integrate it into their business. Of course, one of the main applications is the creation of complex molds, including open and closed molds, bath molds, thermoforming tools, resin transfer molding and reaction injection molding. Other applications include the manufacture of master tools, jigs and fixtures that can be produced digitally at high speed. We should not forget the possibility of creating cleaning mandrels for ducts and ventilation ducts. These applications and tools are very useful for industries like automotive, sporting goods, railways, marine, construction, defense and aerospace.



As can be seen, both Massivit 3D’s new system and its well-known large format solutions position the company as a significant player in the additive manufacturing market. If you want to learn more about its technologies and capabilities on display at Formnext, you can visit its website HERE.

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*Cover images: Cast In Motion process by Massivit 3D

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