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Additive manufacturing in an innovative and highly productive polar system

The continuously rotating print platform is lowered layer by layer and the material is applied layer by layer. In our globally patented printing process, only the print platform moves; the print heads and other stations are static. This way, they do not wear out due to jerky movements, as is the case with the current state of technology. Several independent printing stations facilitate simultaneous application of different doses of materials. A huge benefit: The system’s multi-processing capacity makes it possible that, for example, electronic components can be inserted into the pre-printed moulds/cases/boards via pick-and-place.

Design of shape and material

Geometry and material concept for your 3D printed object are created from your requirements and ideas. We already support you during the design process.

Integration into ERP systems

You can continue to use your familiar software. We provide the interfaces to seamlessly transfer your data into the AM process.

Automated preprocessing

How are the components positioned to optimally utilise the print platform? How can the support material be used as economically and efficiently as possible? And which print layer thickness is best? Our software configures these and other parameters fully automatically. Variable data such as track-and-trace coding are added. The focus is always on maximum productivity.

Automated post-processing

On the easily removable segments of the print platform, the finished 3D printed objects can be automatically transferred to the downstream production chain. The next step is to dissolve the support material in a water bath, which significantly reduces processing time. Segments with components that are finished faster can be removed during the process, while the segments with higher components continue to be printed.

The first real breakthrough for industrial productivity.
Additive Mass Manufacturing with dp polar.

Additive mass production using a highly productive polar printing process.
All the benefits at a glance.

Additive mass production for the complete industrial process

With AMpolar® machine generation, you get the world’s most productive and flexible industrial 3D manufacturing process: We offer a comprehensive solution for productive and automated integration of additive manufacturing into your overall process. It can be combined with other processes, connected to your ERP system or used for pre-processing, production, post-processing, or even the finished component. Thanks to seamless documentation, you already benefit from end-to-end traceability during the 3D printing process. The optional track-and-trace coding ensures counterfeit protection and quality assurance for the finished printed object.

Productivity for mass manufacturing with 3D printing

Don’t compromise when it comes to mass customisation, bionic shapes or increased flexibility in manufacturing: The polar 3D printing process by dp polar links industrial 3D printing with additive manufacturing very efficiently – and keeps your production powerful. The rotating print platform makes the difference by enabling a unique, globally patented, continuous printing process. By avoiding the typical time-consuming start/stop operations, 100% of the total process time is transformed into printing time, which significantly increases the productivity of the AMpolar® compared to Cartesian processes.

Functional parts with high-performance materials

You have access to advanced technical materials and material combinations that are specifically designed for additive manufacturing. One example is our high-temperature material with heat resistance of up to 200 °C. All 3D printing materials are individually tailored to your application. This is made possible by our close cooperation with globally leading and experienced speciality chemical companies – all pioneers in the field of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. This allows us to continuously expand the assortment of technical materials.

Multi-material capability expands the material array

The printing process allows simultaneous application of different materials and thus increases the material diversity. By combining different object materials, you can precisely define the desired technical properties in components – such as elasticity, hardness, temperature resistance or colouring – with high precision and exactly where you need them. The functionality in the component is digitally preset and thus the production is innovatively simplified. This is particularly valuable when it comes to manufacturing of complex or bionic geometries.

Multi-Processing – Hybrid add-on processes for versatile production integration

The AMpolar® solution is one-of-a-kind in the world: it offers more than just the usual printing process, because it also allows other machining processes during the printing process. For example, an electronic component is inserted into the print object during the production process. Manually or automated via pick-and-place, based on your preference. Afterwards, the 3D printing process simply continues, fully encapsulating the components for protection. The specially defined interface communicates with external processing units and synchronises the workflows. The unique option of combining the pure printing process with other processes to create hybrid manufacturing processes increases the efficiency of the AMpolar® enormously. Ultimately a ‘3D printer’ becomes a professional ‘3D processing station'.

Versatility: Pre-series and mass production with one machine

Prototyping and product development first and then mass production – on the same machine and with the same machine settings. To do this, select either ‘Rapid Prototyping Mode’ or ‘Production Mode’. That means you can scale up without risk, because the quality of the parts remains the same. You can flexibly adapt your production to dynamic market requirements – from prototype and pre-series to series production and spare parts.

High overall economic efficiency

Investing in the 3D printing process with dp polar will pay off for you. Our low, volume-dependent material prices and extremely high productivity reduce unit costs to a previously unattained level. Quick start-up and uninterrupted 3D printing on the rotating print platform increases machine performance compared to other operating principles. It also reduces wear and maintenance costs. Perfect for cost-effective continuous operation in industrial settings.

Inkjet 3D printing in the polar process.
This is how the overall process works.

Additive manufacturing in an innovative and highly productive polar system
Additive manufacturing in an innovative and highly productive polar system
Design of shape and material
Design of shape and material
Integration into ERP systems
Integration into ERP systems
Automated preprocessing
Automated preprocessing
Automated post-processing
Automated post-processing
Additive Fertigung im innovativen und hochproduktiven, polaren System Design von Form und Material Einbindung in ERP-Systeme Automatisiertes Pre-Processing Automatisiertes Post-Processing

Experience industrial AM productivity.
dp polar - the film.

Enhance efficiency and reduce
production costs at the same time

For more productivity in additive manufacturing: The first high-performance materials with multi-material capability

Three materials in one 3D printing process: Cubic Ink® opens up new possibilities for greater productivity in additive manufacturing. How does it work? See for yourself with our example object:

High-performance materials

Materials with special properties such as heat resistance are only placed where they are needed. This cuts material costs.

Modeling materials

The base material is printed in the same process. The material properties are less demanding, so the less expensive modeling material is sufficient here.

Support material

The support material has two functions. First, it supports the part during the 3D printing process. Second, it can separate mechanical components of the part. Once the support material is dissolved in water, the mechanics are fully functional. This cuts assembly costs.

Entire object

The result is a fully functional mechanical component. The multi-material capability and the resulting obviation of the need for assembly lead to a significant cost reduction per component. This applies in particular to systems with large print volumes, such as the AMpolar® machine generation from dp polar.

Benefit from our material expertise in additive manufacturing.

The choice is yours.
Sophisticated 3D printing systems for additive manufacturing.

  • 01AMpolar® i1
  • 02AMpolar® i2

The compact and flexible system for high variance

3D printing on an industrial scale – and yet very compact: With the AMpolar® i1, you get all the benefits of the polar printing process on a 1 square metre printing area: the perfect combination of productivity and flexibility – in prototyping as well as in series production.

  • Print area 1,0 m²
  • Print/assembly volume 240 l
  • Layer thickness 4-25 µm

The strong system for maximum productivity

With the powerful AMpolar® i2, dp polar offers the first 3D inkjet printer for large series production. The continuously rotating print platform enables highly productive 3D printing on a 2 square metre print area – from prototyping to series production.

  • Print area 2,0 m²
  • Print/assembly volume 700 l
  • Layer thickness 4-25 µm

Latest news.
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We successfully passed today the closing date of the previously announced acquisition.

Strategic acquisition of dp polar GmbH by 3D Systems Corporation

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