Above: Durst Group CEO Christoph Gamper at the official opening of the Kraftwerk innovation incubator
Durst has ‘started a new chapter’ within the 3D printing industry with the release of new trademarked technology.
Micro Particle Jetting – is a new trademarked technology developed by D3-AM – a Durst subsidiary and start-up business within the company’s Kraftwerk innovation incubator located onsite at the company’s head office at Brixen in northern Italy.
“This latest innovation from Durst represents 3D printing for industrial markets and utilises our Piezo inkjet technology,” Matt Ashman, managing director, Durst Oceania, said.
“This also builds on our leadership in chemical formulations and engineering to deliver the future of functional 3D printing.”
Micro Particle Jetting was unveiled as a new printing technology in late 2023 and demonstrates advancements in high-performance ceramics manufacturing. D3’s LABII printing system allows direct printing of water-based, highly concentrated suspensions with almost any particle size and distribution.
Post-sintering, complex and dense components are formed that are not currently producible using any existing method.
Stefan Waldner, chief product officer of D3-AM, said material jetting, from a theoretical standpoint, represents the most promising technology in additive manufacturing as it enables the construction of objects drop by drop, voxel by voxel.
“By overcoming material compatibility restrictions, our MPJ-technology paves the way for the production of previously deemed impossible components.”
Christoph Gamper, CEO and co-owner of Durst Group: “With the D3 LABII system, we are starting a new chapter at Durst: Material Jetting. We look forward to scaling the printing systems, processes, and aterials to open up a world of possibilities.”
The brainchild of Durst owners Christoph Gamper and Harald Oberrauch, D3-AM is a corporate startup within the Durst Group, leverages the cross-industry expertise of its parent company to transform additive manufacturing with cutting-edge solutions like Micro Particle Jetting. It offers industrial production solutions optimised for various functional and application domains.
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