Hybrid Filament Deposition Modeling (HFDM) is an industrial 3D printing process that builds fully functional polymer prototypes and production parts typically in 10 days or less. A very wide range of polymers and an abundant selection of colors are available to produce proof of concept, prototypes or production parts that can be directly used for end-use applications. Fabrications that typically required several parts due to internal channels or supports that in a monolithic build that would be impossible to fabricate with traditional manufacturing processes. HFDM additive polymer fabrication delivers dense complex geometries, thermal resistant and high strength parts which can be further treated through thermal processes, coating and sterilization with client required quality assurance testing.
The Haute Fabrication HFDM systems are an additive layer manufacturing system for plastic components. It builds high quality plastic parts from 3D CAD data fully automatically, with no need for tooling, jigs or assemblies. The system builds parts up layer by layer via slices of 3D CAD data by melting fine polymer powder with a laser beam, thus enabling the creation of extremely complex geometries. After a cross-section layer of powder is micro-fused, the build platform shifts down and a recoater blade moves across the platform to deposit the next fresh layer of powder particles while inside an inert build chamber.
The fabrication process is to be repeated layer by layer from slices of 3D CAD data until the targeted build design is complete. Parts with extremely complex geometries can be fabricated that were previously unmanufacturable or too costly convention manufacturing such as with CNC machining, including internal support structures and three-dimensional conformal channels. Innovative companies are using this technology for fast, flexible, cost-effective prototypes, series production parts or even spare parts.
The system is equipped with solid state high accuracy controllers which provides exceptionally high quality parts during the building process. The system operates in a protective inert atmosphere, allowing a wide range of materials to be used ranging from nylon to polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) and suspended particles such as carbon fiber, metals and ceramics.
The Haute Fabrication systems offer an extremely wide range of powdered polymer materials with corresponding parameter sets and standardized property profiles. In addition, all materials are subjected to an intensive artificial intelligence machine learning for powder process development procedure and constant high quality assurance.
We plan to service all major industries including medical, industrial, aerospace, government, military, automotive, and consumer goods. To ensure the highest quality parts, targets to be ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2003, and AS9100D certified as well as ITAR and FDA registered.
- Functional prototypes
- Final product
- Detailed objects
- Complex spatial shapes
- Temperature resistant objects
- Chemical resistant objects
KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Elastomeric material with reaching 70 shore A
- Elongation at break > 300%
- No need for infiltration
- Possibility to adjust shore based on energy input
- High resolution
- Excellent plasticity
- Low moisture absorption
- High durability
- High elongation at break (approx. 50%)
- Allows post processing like thermoforming or sealing
- Resistant to acids and bases
- Translucent and homogenous color
- Recycling rate of 80%