Goceram AB, which makes machinery and technology for medium pressure powder injection molding (PIM) technology, has established a strategic partnership with DPP Technologies, a developer of 3D printers based on direct pellet extrusion (DPE).

With a layer resolution currently down to 70 micron (0,0027in), the DPP 3D printers can reportedly print any kind of pelletized or granulated media.

‘This is exactly what we have been waiting for to consider our expansion into the AM field; this can revolutionize the AM and bring it to a truly production level,’ said Robert Pompe, CEO of Goceram. ‘Unlike feedstocks for high pressure PIM, ceramic or metal feedstocks based on our proprietary Medpimold binder formulation can be easily used in this kind of printer – initial tests clearly showed this.’

 Initial focus is intended to be on the US market, the companies say.

This story is reprinted from material from Goceram AB, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.