Signicast Signs 3D Printing Parnership

Signicast, a Form Technologies company, has signed a partnership with DDM to offer the convenience and speed of ceramic 3D printing with the precision of investment casting.

“DDM is extremely proud to join hands with Signicast to modernize investment casting while offering speed, complexity and value to customers. This partnership greatly accelerates the introduction of DDM’s ceramic 3D printing based Digital Foundry offering to the market,” said Dr. Suman Das, founder and CEO of DDM.

DDM’s LAMP (Large Area Maskless Photopolymerization) ceramic 3D printing technology brings advanced capabilities—including topology optimization and generative designs—for achieving complex components with the convenience and shorter lead times of 3D printing. Partnered with Signicast’s wide selection of material options, state-of-the-art automation technology, and design for manufacturability expertise, the companies say customers can expect to receive high-quality prototypes to validate their component designs in a fraction of the conventional time.

“This is a great process to bring to Signicast customers and offers new growth opportunities to all the markets we serve,” said Marc Riquelme, president of Signicast. “DDM’s 3D printing technology will bolster our core offering and amplify our footprint in additive manufacturing.”
The partnership between Signicast and DDM is evidence of the advancements in precision casting technologies and opens up new design opportunities for both of their customers. Over time, Signicast expects to transition this technology for full-scale production runs in addition to prototyping.