3D Printing

3D printing has been around for a few decades, but a lot of new research and activity has been ongoing in recent years.  This increased activity is likely due to the expiration of many of the original 3D printer patents.  Today’s 3D printing has gone beyond prototypes and is integrated into manufacturing lines in many markets such as footwear, jewelry, and others.  Desktop DIY units are available for as little as $1,000.00.

The main technologies used are thermoplastic resins and a computer controlled thermal laser which melts the resin or free-radical set polymers which are then cured with an ultraviolet laser.  Objects scanned or created in a virtual 3D environment are the roadmap for sometimes intricate, Escher-like objects that could not be made by conventional methods.

The main advantages are personalization and intricacy.  Speed of manufacture and strength in the build direction (z) axis are often sacrificed today, but much research is being done to deal with those limitations.

Today much work is being done to improve the mechanical and processing needs of each application.  This is where Siltech contributes.

Click one of these links: Acrylated Silicones for UV Cured Printer; Compatibilizer; Wetting agents; Vat formulation.

 

Acrylated Silicones

Silmer ACR Di-1018-F
Silmer ACR Di-1010
Silmer ACR D208
Silmer ACR Di-1508
Silmer ACR Di-2510
Silmer ACR Di-4515-O
Silmer OH ACR Di-10
Silmer OH ACR Di-50
Silmer OH ACR Di-100
Silmer OH ACR Di-400
Silmer OH ACR C50
Fluorosil OH ACR C7-F

 

Compatibilizer & Flexiblizer

Silube FF108-16
Silsurf G1018-F
Silmer ACR D208


Wetting Agents
Silsurf D208
Silsurf A008-UP
Silsurf A004
Silsurf B608
Silsurf C208

 Vat Formulation

Silmer G – 115
Products

 

 

Silmer ACR Di-1018-F


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Linear di-functional water dispersible acrylate silicone pre-polymer
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Silmer ACR Di-1010

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Linear di-functional water dispersible acrylate silicone pre-polymer
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 Silmer ACR D208
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Water-soluble multi-functional silicone pre-polymer.
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Silmer ACR Di-1508

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Linear di-functional water dispersible acrylate silicone pre-polymer.
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Silmer ACR Di-2510

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Linear di-functional water dispersible acrylate silicone pre-polymer.
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Silmer ACR Di-4515-O

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Linear di-functional water soluble acrylate silicone pre-polymer.
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Silmer OH ACR Di-10

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Linear low Mol. Wt. silicone acrylate pre-polymer for UV cured systems. More compatible to organics. Fast curing, provides good slip, mar resistance and release.
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Silmer OH ACR Di-50

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Linear medium Mol. Wt. silicone acrylate pre-polymer for UV cured systems. Fast curing, provides good slip, mar resistance and release.
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Silmer OH ACR Di-100

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Linear high Mol. Wt. silicone acrylate pre-polymer for UV cured systems. Fast curing, provides good slip, mar resistance and release.
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Silmer OH ACR Di-400

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Linear high Mol. Wt. silicone acrylate pre-polymer for UV cured systems. Fast curing, provides best slip, mar resistance and release.
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 Silmer OH ACR C50
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Multi tri-functional high Mol. Wt. silicone acrylate pre-polymer for UV cured systems. Provides for a good flexible resin with slip, mar resistance and release.
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 Fluorosil OH ACR C7-F
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Fluorinated hydroxyl functional silicone acrylate that provides improved stain resistance, flexibility and slip to UV based coatings.
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Silube FF108-16

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Water-soluble silicone alkyl polyether. Provides good lubricity and is a good oil-in-water emulsifier, especially when used in combination with SilubeT308-16.
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Silsurf G1018-F

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Water-soluble multi-functional silicone pre-polymer
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Silmer ACR D208

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Water-soluble multi-functional silicone pre-polymer.
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Silsurf D208

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Water-soluble silicone polyether. Used in personal care applications. Provides conditioning and lubricity. Can also be used in paints and inks for slip and mar resistance.
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Silsurf A008-UP

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Shortest silicone chain possible for a silicone polyether. High purity. This product is an excellent wetter. Used in textiles, agricultural, paints and coatings and any other applications where superior wetting is required. It also acts as a flow and levelling aid in paints and coatings.
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Silsurf A004

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Smallest possible silicone polyether. This is a very effective low foaming wetting agent with excellent spreading capabilities.
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Silsurf B608

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Self-emulsifying in water. Product can be used as an oil-in-water emulsifier. Also useful as a lubricant in textile and personal care applications.
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Silsurf C208

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This silicone polyether copolymer is very soluble in water and most solvents. Gives hair conditioning, foam stabilization and formulation stabilization in PC formula. In inks and coatings moderate slip and mar resistance, good flow and leveling and a low potential for defects. It can be used in nearly any application where surface tension reduction, surface modification or wetting are desired.
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Silmer G-115

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A two-part optically clear, addition cured silicone gel systems.  Formulated to minimize damage from monomers when used as a VAT plate for SLA type 3D printers extending the life of the plate.

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