Direct3D, after months of preparation and joined development with a few key customers, starts its in-house production of parts.
Focus in on thermoplastic elastomers (TPU, TPV, TPS, TPE, TPO, etc), where Direct3D Pellet Extrusion technology allows the use of materials with low hardness, as low as Shore00 scale!, which are a no-go for traditional filament extruders.
Besides, our customers have access to the wide range of thermoplastic products available in the market in pellet form, overcoming another important limitation of traditional 3D printers.
Last but not least, productivity is bigger than with filament extruders, making our process competitive with injection molding for small series production.
Our printing services are also available for single parts (prototyping) and for other materials than TPEs.
Direct3D Pellet Extruder at Technology Hub 2018, Milano, Italy
Great performance of Direct3D Pellet Extruder mounted on a Mustang 3D professional printer.
Transparent and multi-colored PLA amazed designers, while the ability to process a number of different materials, included Carbon and Glass Fiber filled ones, caught the eye of professional plastic converters and R&D centers.