09. November 2018

Revolutionary high-temperature material for Additive Manufacturing

Cubicure ThermoBlast – for operating temperatures up to 300°C

ThermoBlast is Cubicure’s third material and shows high stiffness, very good flame resistance compared to standard SLA materials and extremely high heat deflection temperature. Cubicure ThermoBlast is the first 3D-printable material, which can withstand operating temperatures up to 300°C. With this material, a wide range of new applications arises for additive manufacturing. 

Vienna/Austria, November 9th 2018. At this year’s formnext trade fair Cubicure presents the brand-new polymer ThermoBlast. The photopolymer provides tensile strength values of 70 MPa and Shore D hardness of 87 as well as very good chemical resistance. Moreover, its high flame resistance compared to SLA standards not only opens additional fields of applications – such as in the electronics industry - but further qualifies ThermoBlast for additive manufactured injection molds or automotive parts as well as for its use in aerospace and food industry applications.
“Either used for tooling or in extreme process conditions, Cubicure ThermoBlast is a game changer in the usability of 3D-printed parts”, Dr. Robert Gmeiner, CEO of Cubicure GmbH, says and continues: “For SLA, the transition from both acrylate and methacrylate dominated material systems towards performance chemistry is now being enabled. This offers tremendous possibilities for Hot Lithography-based parts.”
Material for Hot Lithography
ThermoBlast’s high viscosity is solely processable with the unique and patented Hot Lithography technology provided by Cubicure. Hot Lithography (HL) is an additive manufacturing technique Cubicure developed for the processing of poorly flowable material systems. A laser-based SLA process was combined with a special, newly developed and heatable coating system. This technology for the first time enables the processing of technical relevant polymers with highest precision, significantly enlarging the chemical capabilities in resin development compared to traditional stereolithographic systems.

Cubicure GmbH was founded in March 2015 as a spin-off of TU Wien by Prof. Dr. Jürgen Stampfl (Institute of Material Science and Technology) and Dr. Robert Gmeiner. The company deals with the additive manufacturing of high performance polymers for industrial applications. Cubicure’s patented Hot Lithography technology enables the usage of high-molecular chemical substances for a high precision 3D-printing process. The technology’s core is a specially developed and patented heating and coating mechanism which is capable of processing resins and pastes of highest viscosity at operating temperatures up to 120°C. Cubicure develops photopolymers with thermoplast-like properties. Since 2017 Cubicure offers a newly developed and patented 3D-printer and associated materials.
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