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2022 IBEX Innovation Award Interview with Massivit

News Date: May 16, 2023

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Massivit 10000 Additive Manufacturing System

The Massivit 10000 facilitates automated mold production using advanced additive manufacturing. It enables direct printing of complex molds, thereby eliminating the need to produce a plug. This allows manufacturers to reduce their tooling time by 80% and overcome recognized tooling bottlenecks for composite materials manufacturing. It also reduces associated manual labor by 90%.

What problem does this product solve?
We aim to respond to the growing demand for faster mold-production processes. Mold-production methods are hard to scale up to large volumes as they traditionally rely on high-skilled labor that is hard to find or supply chains that are unstable. A secondary problem that we also help to solve is the necessity to store molds over time. By having a digital mold production process, users can choose which molds to physically store and which to store only digitally.

How did you become aware of this problem?
Founded in 2013, our company is relatively young; however, the founders of our company are among the most veteran pioneers of the additive manufacturing and composite industries. Knowing the industry challenges as well as the inherent potential of our technology, we understood how we are able to provide an effective and unique solution.

3D Printed Symmetrical Stern Extension by Velum Nautica

 

Who is the target market for this product?
We aim to help boat builders rapidly produce quality molds for composite materials in an automated way that consumes less time and less labor. In addition to that, our system enables the production of external extensions and customization of existing vessels in a quick and digital way using CAD files.

3D Printed Symmetrical Stern Extension by Velum Nautica

 

What is noteworthy about the technology used?
Our material provides a true isotropic mold. Our material is thermoset so customers can use all the existing coating and cleaning materials and processes already used with their composite molding. Using the company’s water-breakable material, customers can also produce washable mandrel applications. With our most advanced system, the 10000-G, users can create isotropic molds, as well as many other applications such as prototypes, mockups, aftermarket production and boat customization.

Ergonomic Custom Dashboard 3D Printed by Velum Nautica

 

How is it different from any other solution on the market?
Since the printer combines high-speed additive manufacturing and casting processes, the end part has true isotropic properties. This is a very big deal because molds are often put to use under Autoclave or heated temperatures. Having both a low and uniform CTE is critical. Historically, this was hard to achieve using additive manufacturing as bonded layers behave differently than the rest of the part. We have circumvented this issue by only printing the shell; the core material is cast and has no bonded layers.

What customizations are available to personalize this product?
We have six configurations allowing the customer to select between the ability to create molds and the ability to create custom parts or even combine the two into one system.

Stern Extension 3D Printed by Velum Nautica

 

How has the product been received?
For our first-generation systems, we have more than 200 units installed spread over 40 countries on five continents. The second-generation system, launched in May 2022, is newer but well received with customers in the US, Europe and Israel.

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About

Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd. www.massivit3d.com (TASE: MSVT) is a leading provider of industrial 3D printing systems for the automotive, marine, railway, and additional markets. The company’s solutions enable cost-effective production of large parts, molds, and prototypes at unprecedented speed. Massivit’s vision is to transform manufacturing of large parts from traditional processes to ultra-fast, digital fabrication using industrial-grade materials. The company was founded in 2013 by a team of experts led by Gershon Miller – founder of Objet Geometry (Stratasys, Nasdaq: SSYS). Massivit’s headquarters are based in Lod, Israel with regional NA offices in Alpharetta, GA and EMEA offices in Belgium. The company provides its worldwide community with end-to-end services supported both directly and through an extensive dealer network.

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2022 Innovation Award Winner

Category: Boat Building Methods and Materials

Judge Julia Carleton said, “The Massivit 10000 dramatically simplifies and shortens the process for producing complex custom molds. By combining multiple cutting-edge technologies, they have created a tool that will significantly benefit any marine manufacturer working with composites.”

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