The Fusion Molding Difference
Fusion Molding uses projectors to melt a large area of the power bed surface, rather than using small lasers or nozzles as other technologies do.
Wide Range of Materials
Fusion Molding technology enables a wider range of materials due to the unique benefits of using a projector to form the layers. This allows the Ascend systems to utilize low-cost materials to high performance/highly filled materials.
The in-situ vision and control system monitors the print process and adjusts projector intensity on an individual pixel basis. This ensures consistency in every part as well as a quality analysis report on every part. In-process parameter tracking ensures and proves a repeatable production process to validate part consistency.
The difference in Fusion Molding and traditional additive manufacturing is similar to drawing a circle with a single point, like with a pen, verses printing with a projector, like a copy machine.
Now imagine this process over thousands of layers when 3D printing!