How SUB SURFACE CATALYSATION WORKS

Click on any of the videos to see how PICSIMA works and how it compares to other 3D Print methods

THE PICSIMA METHOD

 

To 3D Print Platinum curing Room Temperature Vulcanising (RTV) silicone rubber you take a base silicone oil, add a cross linker to establish how soft you want the rubber to be and then add a catalyst to accelerate the curing process.

 

The IP in PICSIMA is in how the catalyst is controlled to create 3 dimensional geometry.

 

The IP is protected by a UK Patent GB 2524454 with European and US patents being applied for.

PICSIMA 3D PRINTING EAR PLUGS

 

This video demonstrates how PICSIMA can 3D Print custom Ear Plugs.

 

This capability could be applied to custom cases for smart devices, jelly and cake moulds.

PICSIMA Vs TANGO BLACK

 

The principle difference of the PICSIMA method for 3D Printing polymers is the ability for PICSIMA to use existing commercially available polymers. This differs from all other leading polymer based 3D Print technologies that have to create their own polymer materials to make their 3D Print method work. This is an example where PICSIMA is compared to Stratasys Connex Tango material. 

 

With PICSIMA you can:

  • 3D Print down to a Shore Hardness of 00

  • Elongate and compress parts through many cycles

  • Operate at very high temperature (>200 degrees)

  • Operate at very low temperature (<0 degress)

PICSIMA Vs TANGO BLACK

 

This video highlights two additonal important properties of the PICSIMA method:

  • PICSIMA can create 3D Printed Polymer parts without internal structure

  • PICSIMA requires no support material to create 3 dimensional geometry