ADVANTAGES OF THE CUBES-TECHNOLOGY:

  • Low dust formation
  • Wet milling possible
  • Autoclavable up to 60°C
  • Individual material properties
  • 100% free of inner tensions (24h tempered)
  • Homogenous materials
  • 100% quality ensured
  • CAD models for CNC milling

DESCRIPTION

CUBES is producing close contour casts in a revolutionary technological process. This new technology requires only very little input from the customer considering preparation and post-processing.
Compared to other state of the art methods a great amount of material and time is saved as can be seen in the table below:

Ordering

  1. Go to 'Orders' and click on 'New Order'
  2. Upload your 3D-model in .stp format containing exactly one solid
  3. Choose your preferred offset
  4. If necessary, correct the orientation of your model
  5. Choose a material
  6. Choose to either pick up the model or have it delivered
  7. Download your CUBES-model
  8. Your order will be confirmed via email

Included in Delivery

  • CAD-model of the ordered part in .stp format
  • Material data sheets
  • QS-reports including DSC, DMA and 3D-scan
  • Shipment can be included if desired

Data Security

  • Guaranteed high data security measures like saving data only temporary on our secured servers.
  • Our servers are equipped with state of the art network security systems and are updated on a regular basis. Data is sent encrypted via SSL.
  • Uploaded data will automatically be deleted after 30 days.
  • Full control: Data can be deleted anytime even before the 30 day period has ended.

MATERIAL

For the CUBES process a new high quality material was developed. The density of the material can be set between 0.75 – 1.60 kg/L. Other material properties adapt accordingly.
The material properties are undergoing quality assurance and are tested for every single part that is produced.
To ensure constant and homogenous performance all our models are tempered for 24 hours. This mainly removes the inner tensions in the material, which can appear as a result of the casting process.
The focus in material development was from the beginning on outstanding usability and performance. When milling the CUBES material, long threadlike shavings are formed and therefore potential dust formation is minimized. Another big advantage is the lack of inner pores in the material, making wet milling and direct tooling including an autoclaving process possible.

Mechanical Properties

Hardness (67-84) [Shore D]:
Tensile Strength (12-21) [MPa]:
Bending Strength (16-40) [MPa]:
E-Modulus (578-4447) [MPa]:
Compressive Strength (22-39) [MPa]:
Density (0.75-1.60) [kg/L]:

Resulting Physical Properties:

Tensile Strain [%]:
Bending Strain [%]:
Heat Resistance (TG) [°C]:
Coefficient of Expansion αT:
The exact material properties are as individual as the produced parts. The table below gives an overview of what is possible. Adapting one parameter leads to automatic calculation of the other values as well:

QUALITY

Quality assurance is a key element in our production process. Every single model we produce is tested regarding its chemical, mechanical, and thermal properties. A quality assurance report is automatically delivered together with the produced parts to ensure 100% desired quality.

Chemical and Thermal Properties

DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) measurements are used to determine thermal und chemical properties of our materials. From the DSC curves the thermal resistance (Tg) can be obtained directly and casting defects can be seen respectively. This way we can make sure our customers can rely on the specified heat resistance.

Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of the CUBES material are checked with DMA (Dynamic Mechanical Analysis) measurements. By measuring the storage modulus G’ and the loss modulus G’’ it is possible to determine the viscoelastic properties of the material, making direct conclusions about other mechanical properties possible.

3D Shape

With a 3D scanner, we produce a scatter plot of the scanned part. This plot can be mathematically transformed into a digital 3D model, which will then be compared to the desired shape. A maximum deviation is directly visible, making potential adaptions in the milling process possible. However, in general the minimum offset of 10 mm ensures enough material reserves to compensate deviations caused by naturally occurring processes such as shrinking.