Cubicure's 3D printing process for industrial polymers

Hot Lithography

Ready for industrial series production: Hot Lithography is an additive manufacturing method that produces industry-grade 3D-printed components. This is achieved through a heated printing process that handles viscous materials. Polymers produced with Hot Lithography are particularly temperature-resistant and long-term stable.

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Your production advantages

How Hot Lithography benefits you

Robust 3D-printed components

Better materials

Heat produces robust printed parts. The chemical composition of many high-performance photopolymers makes the materials very viscous. They need to be heated to be processed. Hot Lithography thus opens up a broad process window, enabling the continuous development of new, improved materials. The end result: particularly resilient components for industrial use.

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High-resolution manufacturing

Higher precision

Your production line is built on highest precision. Our Hot Lithography 3D printers are equipped with imaging systems that achieve an outstanding printing resolution. This makes Hot Lithography a production alternative for high-resolution components that would otherwise require costly injection molding. With Hot Lithography, you will exceed the limits of traditional manufacturing methods, from a batch of 1 to industrial mass production.

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Individualized series production

Larger quantities

Hot Lithography allows you to produce innovative prototypes and millions of series components. The manufacturing precision is consistently high across the build platform. This allows for the simultaneous printing of either several very large components or thousands of individual precision parts. Production can be adjusted at any time, even for industrial batch sizes. Take the step towards flexible digital manufacturing now.

Hot Lithography for industry-grade 3D-printed parts.

Digital production

What is Hot Lithography?

Hot Lithography is a stereolithographic production process developed by Cubicure. Stereolithography is the oldest additive manufacturing method: layer by layer, liquid materials known as photopolymers are solidified into hard polymers through light exposure. What sets Cubicure's Hot Lithography apart is the special heating mechanism that processes even extremely viscous materials. This expanded process window has already facilitated the development of many new photopolymers.

Components produced with Hot Lithography are particularly temperature-resistant and long-lasting for use in a variety of industries such as electronics, medical technology, aerospace and aviation. Specially developed materials are suitable for demanding applications such as connectors.

With Hot Lithography, industrial leaders achieve an unprecedented level of flexibility and efficiency.

Benefit from the advantages of industrial polymer 3D printing in your production line. Digital series production enables the manufacturing of millions of fully customized components. Innovative product design focuses on the functionality of polymer parts, rather than adapting to production methods. Undergo multiple iterations quickly and without retooling to find the ideal design for your product and then immediately proceed to mass production. This revolutionizes the development and optimization of components. The start-up risk of manufacturing campaigns is significantly reduced or completely eliminated because production can be adjusted at any time - even for industrial batch sizes.

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Hot Lithography systems and materials