RAPID + TCT (May 20 – 23)

Time-Lapse Video of Heat-Cured, 3D Printable SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 LSR with German RepRap’s Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D Printer.

Come by and see us in Booth 1673 at the RAPID + TCT event May 20 – 23, at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. We will be showcasing German RepRap’s first production-ready L280 Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) 3D printer using Dow’s SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR).

This revolutionary (patent pending) LAM 3D technology was developed in collaboration with German RepRap GmbH, a leading German manufacturer of 3D printers, and Dow Performance Silicones, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. The LAM printer prints successive layers of LSR in a method comparable to the fused filament fabrication (FFF) process, then each layer of silicone is fully cross-linked through thermal cure.

German RepRap’s LAM platform, combined with Dow’s 3D Printable SILASTIC™ 3D 3335, is capable of printing functional prototype parts for high-volume manufacturing and is ideal for highly customized parts for small manufacturing trials. Further, the material’s physical and dynamic properties have been proven to be equivalent to an LSR injection molded part.

Whether your goal is to produce a complex geometric shape with overhangs, or a larger, less-detailed prototype, this LAM 3D printing process provides more design possibilities, finer controls, and significantly accelerates time-to-market.


Register online at https://www.xpressreg.net/register/rapd0519/start.asp?sc=16509843 to receive a free expo pass ($75 value) compliments of RDAbbott and Dow.


About RDAbbott
R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott) is a full-service supplier that’s been serving the rubber industry since 1948. We are staffed with rubber industry experts, equipped with comprehensive testing laboratories, and stocked with leading elastomer products in warehouse locations throughout North America. Our featured laboratory services include in-house design and development capabilities (under ISO 9001:2015) with a technical team that specializes in formulation development and optimization, material testing, process engineering assistance, product characterization, and innovation development. Our product line encompasses a best-in-class list of elastomeric polymers, rubber chemicals, fillers, bonding agents, and testing equipment-all from respected manufacturers with trusted name brands.

About Dow Performance Silicones
Dow Performance Silicones, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, delivers a portfolio of performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of customers and industries around the world. The business uses innovative silicon-based technology to provide solutions and ingredients to customers in commercial construction and high performance building, consumer goods, silicone elastomers, and pressure sensitive industries. As a global leader in innovation and silicone technology, we are committed to bringing new and proven solutions to the market that do more for our customers and continue to improve the lives of consumers worldwide. Visit consumer.dow.com to learn more.

About The Dow Chemical Company
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at dow.com.

About German RepRap GmbH
German RepRap GmbH, headquartered in Feldkirchen near Munich and originally founded as German RepRap Foundation (GRRF) in 2010, is a German manufacturer of industrial 3D printers “Made in Germany.” The company develops and produces 3D printers based on RepRap technology (fused filament fabrication) and markets them in combination with software, filaments, and accessories – directly as well as through a worldwide network of qualified distributors. German RepRap was the first company in Germany to introduce a RepRap-based large-capacity 3D printer for professional applications, the X400. The product line keeps expanding and includes 3D printers for professional use in product development, prototyping, model and mold construction, architecture, and design with a maximum print area of 1000 x 800 x 600 mm (39.4” x 31.5” x 23.6”). Customers around the world include large industrial companies in many sectors, such as automotive, aeronautics, medical devices, machinery and plant engineering and many more, as well as designers, architects, artists, universities and colleges. Visit www.germanreprap.com to learn more.

RAPID + TCT is where the entire additive manufacturing community convenes, and where industry-accelerating products are launched. The expansive show floor and conference are unparalleled in the industry. It’s where you’ll see the newest 3D technologies from over 350 exhibitors, including 3D printing, 3D scanning, CAD/CAE, metrology & inspection, and related technologies. It’s also where you’ll find solutions to your toughest manufacturing challenges, straight from the most respected experts. Don’t miss out on North America’s most influential additive manufacturing event. Visit https://rapid3devent.com to learn more.