Fused Granulate Fabrication
Fused granulate fabrication is a 3D printing method in which granular plastics are melted and fed through a nozzle onto a platform. The nozzle can be changed to output more or less plastic and at different speeds. These variables can mean faster printing speeds or finer details. After each layer is printed, the printing platform is lowered, allowing the next layer to be added. A supporting structure can be printed when needed.
Post processing of fused granulate fabrication printed pieces allow for a smooth surface. Ideal for large scale applications, fused granulate fabrication printers have been created to print products several meters high, wide and long.
DSM continues to develop industrial thermoplastics to add to our portfolio, creating more solutions for various application needs and requirements.
DSM and CEAD combine their experience in 3D printing technology and materials to explore Fused Granulate Fabrication technologies and materials to develop new applications in tooling and end-use parts.
Collaboration between Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM has delivered the first lightweight 3D printed pedestrian bridge prototype, demonstrating how large-scale additive manufacturing paves the way for fast, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable construction solutions.