3D Print Heads

For fluids and pastes

ViscoTec 3D print heads are suitable for high-precision printing of one- and two-component materials. The design of the print heads allows the processing of pastes with a viscosity of up to 1,000,000 mPas. In the appropriate configuration, materials highly filled with abrasive fillers can also be processed reliably. The print heads can be connected to almost any 3D printer without any effort. They are controlled “plug and play” via the signals of the 3D printer. Our print heads thus expand the application range of your 3D printer with minimal effort in the field of fluid printing. You can use them to print silicones, UV adhesives, ceramic pastes, polyurethanes, epoxy resins and metal pastes.

We guarantee a structure-protecting additive application and can handle high viscosities. As a result, the 3D print heads with previously unused materials open up completely new design possibilities. Learn more in our whitepaper on additive manufacturing with liquid materials.

Our tried and tested endless piston principle offers numerous advantages to you. Apart from the feasibility of component-independent sizes, the precision of the technology takes a high priority. Furthermore, the endless piston principle is a technology for a wide range of product materials. Not to be ignored is the fact that a wide range of material properties can be covered.

Industrial 3D printing with ViscoTec 3D print heads

Precise, clean, automatic and repeatable: For precise material handling.

  • Gentle product conveyance of the material
  • Volumetric dosing
  • Precise start and end points
  • Programmable suck-back function
  • Dosing regardless of viscosity

3D print heads

vipro-HEAD 3 and vipro-HEAD 5

Epoxy resin component produced using the additive manufacturing process

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  • Print head for one component materials
  • Theoretical volumetric flow: 0.03 – 6.0 ml/min
  • Weight: about 750 g
  • Optional heating function
  • Dosing materials: UV adhesives, epoxy resins, acrylate, silicone, grease, inks, waxes, ceramics, bio-technical suspensions, abrasive pastes and others

Interesting facts about vipro-HEAD 3 and vipro-HEAD 5

The 1-component print head can print viscous materials and pastes in combination with a 3D printer. The materials are conveyed volumetrically and with unique precision. During the transition to a new line, unwanted threads can be avoided thanks to programmable retraction. Process fluctuations such as viscosity, pressure and temperature are also evened out within the printing process. Depending on the connection, the materials can be conveyed almost infinitely. The optional heating function for the vipro-HEAD helps to heat pastes and liquids to temperatures of up to 70 °C and to maintain them throughout the entire printing process.

Your advantages:

  • Countless printable viscous materials
  • High precision of the printed parts
  • Gentle conveyance of materials
  • Defined start and end points due to withdrawal effect
  • For small and large containers

Application :

  • Printing of beads and dots with highest precision
  • Suitable for 1-component materials based on e. g. silicone, acrylate, epoxy resin, light-curing adhesives, inks, waxes, ceramics, abrasive pastes
  • Defined start and end points due to suck-back function
  • Heating of materials

Technical features:

  • Gentle product transport of the materials
  • Optimum heat distribution of the heating function in the print head
  • Heating of the print head including the materials up to 70 °C
  • Programmable suck-back function
  • Low-maintenance and durable print head

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vipro-HEAD 3/3 and vipro-HEAD 5/5

2-component printhead for 3D printing vipro-HEAD

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  • Print head for two component materials
  • Theoretical volumetric flow: 0.03 – 6.00 ml/min per mixing head part
  • Mixing ratio: 1:1 to 5:1 (depending on dosing material, viscosity, pre-pressure and mixing ratio)
  • Weight: about 1,100 g
  • Dosing materials: Epoxy resins, acrylate, silicone, polyurethane, polyester resins and others

Interesting facts about vipro-HEAD 3/3 and vipro-HEAD 5/5

The vipro-HEAD 3/3 u. vipro-HEAD 5/5: For viscous 2-component materials in combination with a 3D printer. The 2-component print head transports two components separately from each other to the static mixing tube. They are then mixed together in a correct mixing ratio and applied layer by layer with high precision and constant accuracy. By reversing the direction of rotation of the drive unit briefly, it is possible to prevent dripping of the material at the end of a printed line. Fluctuating process parameters, e. g. due to temperature fluctuations, are levelled. A consistent and precise print result – coupled with high printing speed – is guaranteed.

Your advantages:

  • Adjustable and correct mixing ratio
  • Use of application-specific materials
  • No curing in the print head thanks to a static mixing tube
  • Process safety through pressure monitoring
  • Various curing processes – e.g. UV, heat or humidity

Application:

  • Printing of beads and dots with highest precision
  • Suitable for 2-component materials based on e. g. silicone, epoxy resin, polyurethane, acrylate
  • Constant mixing of the 2-component materials in the static mixing tube

Technical features:

  • Gentle product transport of the material
  • Volumetric printing
  • Precise start and end points
  • Programmable suck-back function
  • Printing independent of viscosity
  • Low-maintenance and durable print head

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vipro-HEAD color

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  • Ink delivery system for color pigments and additives
  • Theoretical volumetric flow: 0.03 – 3.3 ml/min
  • Weight: about 600 g
  • Modular concept for an easy upgrade of the 2-component print head vipro-HEAD

You can find further information about the ink delivery system here.

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