MVP Launches New Model of Its Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) System For Thermoset Materials | State

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee., October 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Magnum Venus Products (MVP), a Global Manufacturer of Motion and Fluid Production Solutions for Industrial Applications, Launches New Model of its Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) System to Enable Cost-Effective Materials Manufacturing medium – and large scale thermosets. The new model, named RAM 48, has a four by eight foot print area with modular and expandable four by four foot sections to allow for custom build dimensions.

MVP’s RAM 48 system enables cost-effective manufacture of thermosetting materials on a medium and large scale.

Since the launch of the RAM system in 2019, MVP has discovered new applications for this technology and designed the RAM 48 to complement its original RAM 816 model and take full advantage of these advancements. “Thermosets, or plastics that cannot be remelted, have been used in injection and compression molding for a long time, but we are just starting to harness the potential of 3D printing with thermosets,” says Mike Kastura, Director of Product Management at MVP.

Thermosets contain polymers that react chemically during the curing process, cross-linking between the printed layers to form a strong bond and resulting in products that are stronger and more heat tolerant. These properties inherent in thermosetting materials allow printing with open layer times, which creates the ability to pick up and place items in the print, such as heat channels or sensors to monitor part specifications. Another benefit is the ability to print multiple parts simultaneously and print via a previous path, allowing for more complex designs than ever before. Thermosets also allow secondary bonding of materials, making it easier and faster to achieve a Class A surface finish, two-piece assembly, or quick repair of a damaged mold.

“We are delighted to continue to innovate and develop disruptive technologies in the additive manufacturing landscape,” said Andrew Hedger, Senior Director of Business Development at MVP. “Developments like these will change the way our customers operate by giving them the right tools to maximize production efficiency and create better quality products.

Developed in collaboration with scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the RAM system was the first to successfully produce large-scale prints of thermosetting materials. Polynt-Reichhold has designed a specialized print media for use in the RAM system, the PRD-1520. The team won a CAMX ACE award in 2019 and is a finalist again this year for the development of a new method to produce 90 degree unsupported overhangs in large scale thermoset printing. Visit the MVP booth (AA28) at CAMX to view the 3D printed thermosetting molds currently in use in the industry.

Magnum Venus Products (MVP) is a global manufacturer of motion and fluid production solutions for industrial applications in the composites and adhesives markets. MVP works with its customers to offer bespoke production solutions for dosing, mixing, dispensing and applying materials. For more than 80 years, MVP has been a leading supplier of equipment for the marine, infrastructure, pools and baths, oil and gas, transportation, aerospace and marine industries. wind power. Learn more at mvpind.com.

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