Innovation, being on the cutting edge, meeting your real needs, being there to reassure you…at Sterne we want to first accompany you, and reassure you in your choices : 3D silicone printing for a vision that is consistent with your ideas.
In 2016, STERNE, a specialist in manufacturing silicone items, developed a new additive manufacturing technology by depositing filaments of 100% UV cured silicone, to provide its clients with silicone prototypes with properties similar to the final products. Currently, Sterne is able to manufacture small to medium-sized series of specific projects using this 3D printing technique.
A research and development department composed of 3D specialists and engineers accompanies clients during the phases of project development and monitoring, to perpetuate new concepts and ideas. The result is rapid manufacturing with competitive deadlines, since no design or validation of tools is necessary. Only one step is needed to produce devices with complex and atypical forms.
Recovers 100% of the strength and elongation properties of the injected finished product
Gives a precise idea of the final piece
A functional item
SiO-shaping 3D silicone printing technology remains within the following possible manufacturing dimensions : 205 x 200 x100 mm allowing printing of very small to medium-size pieces with a range of hardness from 30 to 60 Shores A.
With a minimum printing layer of 0.1mm (100 microns), this technology allows for a fine and precise finish.
A panel of colors is now available, for materials meeting FDA or USP class VI medical grade quality requirements, to increase the number of medical sector applications.
SiO shaping technology uses 100%UV-cured silicone.