3D Binder Systems

Print head compatible, accurate and productive

The 3D binder systems from ASK Chemicals combine the specific requirements of 3D sand printing with the high-performance profile of ASK Chemicals binder technology. In 3D sand printing using the binder jetting process, cores and molds are created without tools from a digital 3D data model by applying the molding material, e.g. sand, in layers. The liquid binder component is applied point by point by the print head in layers on the surface to be rendered to generate the geometry specified by CAD.

The ASK Chemicals 3D binder portfolio offers organic and inorganic solutions for various complex applications for this additive production process.

3D sand printing: a challenge that pays off

In our interview, Ulrich Grunewald, Managing Director of the Bochum-based family company Grunewald GmbH & Co.KG, explains why the Grunewald foundry chose 3D printing technology, what options this process already offers, and what challenges still need to be overcome. He openly explains the pros and cons of the new production method, but above all, he emphasizes the unique selling point this innovative process technology provides.

You can find the whole interview here (German language only) 

INOTEC 3D - Additive manufacturing with hot curing

For light metal casting applications, we recommend our newly developed inorganic 2-component binder system, consisting of INOTECTM 3D printing fluid and INOTECTM PROMOTER as the powder component.

The advantages of INOTECTM 3D technology:

  • Emission-free core production, core storage, and casting
  • High dimensional accuracy
  • Easy finishing
  • Adjustable thermal stability due to flexibility in the selection of the liquid component
  • Cast surface free of sand adherence
  • Improved structure and thus optimized mechanical properties

NOVASET 3D - The new phenolic resin binder for additive manufacturing

NOVASET 3D is characterized by the unique finishing of its printed sand cores. 

The advantages of NOVASET 3D technology:

  • Good process stability
  • Exceptionally good and clean casting surfaces
  • Has extremely high thermal stability
  • Nitrogen and sulfur-free, making it particularly suitable for steel and ductile cast iron
  • Remarkably simple finishing of the sand cores

ASKURAN 3D - THE COLD ALL-ROUNDER OF 3D BINDERS

The versatile ASKURAN 3D binder has been specially developed for use in 3D printing with cold curing.

The advantages of ASKURAN 3D technology:

  • Easy print head cleaning
  • Good process and printing stability
  • Very long storage stability of the binder
  • Can be used with all common molding materials 
  • High efficiency
  • Printed cores and molds have very good storage stability