ZARE has a fleet of machines exclusively dedicated to industrial additive production, one of the largest in Europe. Being able to access different technologies and materials is an element of extreme importance for the designer of the new generation shapes: comparison and tests are the perfect way to give life to a new ideation.
Metal Sintering is the most innovative and advanced technology available today in Zare. Metal powders are melted by laser and the result is the metal model ready to be used as definitive element. Metal Additive Manufacturing allows to calculate the geometries of the product so to significantly reduce its weight without affecting its strength. The final product will have the same physical and mechanical properties obtained with a traditional manufacturing process, but the flexibility that characterizes our pre-production process offers important advantages, especially in fields such as aeronautics, motor sports, extreme sports and aerospace.
Our industrial 3D metal printing Factory is among the most varied and supplied of Italy. We can lean on:
- 1 x Concept Laser X Line 2000R (800x400x500)
- 5 x Concept M2 MultiLaser (250x250x280)
- 2 x SLM Solution SLM280 TwinLaser (280x280x365)
- 1 x SLM Solution SLM500 QuadLaser (500x280x365)
- 1 x Renishaw AM250 (250x250x300)
- 1 x Concept Laser M2 Cusing
- 2 x Concept Laser MLab
The Additive Manufacturing Technology Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) is using high power laser to fuse, layer upon layer, the material in the form of spray-dried powder to create prototypes and functional components that can take advantage of the additive design. The laser selectively fuses the areas of the manufacture on the workspace by following the digital instructions given to the plant by a project realized using 3D Cad software. The possibility to employ the Windform® materials allows us to achieve the state of the art within the 3D printing technology that uses plastic.
Our SLS department has:
- 2 x 3D System Vanguard (380x330x450)
- 1 x 3D System ProX 6100 (380x330x450)
The FDM technology extrudes the plastic material in a reel from a heated nozzle, thus guaranteeing infinite possibilities of modeling. We offer a wide range of materials characterized by different mechanical and thermal properties including fireproof and self-extinguishing materials and materials certified for extreme production sectors of the food industry. Even if the FDM technology is widely used in artisan contexts, the Industrial Additive Manufacturing service provided by Zare makes it possible to obtain large monolithic pieces, perfect finishing thanks to the work of our modelers. Our FDM printers also guarantee tolerances and surface quality not reachable by artisanal 3D printers.
In our Factory you can find:
- 3 x Stratasys Fortus 900MC (914x610x914)
Since its introduction on the market, the HP 3D division has generated a rethinking of the possibilities offered by 3D printing, raising the speed of realization thanks to innovative technological solutions. HP Multi Jet Fusion brings a decisive increase in productivity to the additive manufacturing sector. A reduction in production time means an increase in the complexity of the processes. More activity in less time. Following in-house testing, Jet Fusion results as being a perfect manufacturing system used for small production process in series. The high execution rate of the production jobs allows small additive series of functional elements to be manufactured in a very short time, as an advantage of areas of application in which a low criticality allows to obtain the most out of reduced printing times.
In the production area of Zare there are:
- 3 x HP Jet Fusion 3D (380x285x380)
This technology allows to create models in various plastic materials and rubbers of different hardness. PolyJet printers are based on a process similar to inkjet printing, in this case liquid photopolymers are deposited on a tray, then solidify giving shape to the object. PolyJet offers many different possibilities like co-printing, and a wide range of materials including transparent materials and sterilizable bio-compatible materials. PolyJet 3D printing technology is particularly suitable for the production of models with very particularized details for coupling tests, dimensional checks and ergonomics tests.
Our PolyJet department includes:
- 2 Stratasys Eden PolyJet (Objet)
Time is proving that additive and subtractive are not in competition but, on the contrary, represent two highly compatible and complementary production visions, capable of helping to satisfy the demand for light components and products and increasingly complex geometries. The flexibility of 3D printing and CNC machining allow you to bring to market more effective products, made more efficiently and faster.
Considering these two disconnected methodologies limits the engineering possibilities and, above all, prevents us from grasping how their integration can give rise to a SINGLE production process,UNIQUE, SEQUENTIAL, FAST and SECRET.
In ZARE machine fleet you can find:
- 2 5 Axis GF Mikron MILL P500 U with robotized island
SLA stereolithography is the oldest rapid prototyping technique but is nowadays widely used as it allows to obtain details with an excellent degree of surface details. This technology lends itself to the realization of extremely detailed components, models for mating tests or dimensional checks, ergonomic studies. It also allows you to create pieces with almost perfect transparency. If ceramic materials are used, it is also suitable for wind tunnel aerodynamic tests.
After printing a master with SLA Stereolithography or with PolyJet technology, a silicon mould is obtained from it. Then using the mould it is possible to replicate many times the required part in various materials including elastomers and transparent resins. This production method is ideal for little production lots and in order to realize pre-series in the definitive material. Many different materials are available, so that it could be possible to choose the best solution for any application.