It was two weeks out from Formnext when the additive manufacturing industry was introduced to Incus, a company spun out from ceramic 3D printing vendor Lithoz.  In late October, Incus announced the launch of its metal photopolymerisation technology, which has been developed within Lithoz’ R&D facilities in Vienna over the last few years, and promises ‘the finest of surface structures’ using materials with similar properties to metal injection moulding. As the company debuted at Formnext, TCT Magazine dropped by the stand to pose a few questions to CEO Dr Gerald Mitteramskogler (GM). GM: We’re using a lithography-based approach for the production of metal powders. Similar to Lithoz, we have photopolymer resin that is filled with metal powder. We use finer powder, so basically all of the powders that are possible for metal injection moulding are possible with our approach as well. So, using the principle of stereolithography or vat photopolymerisation or DLP, we are creating, layer by layer, a 3D printed green part. The green part is the mixture of the photopolymer that’s holding together the metal powder and then we put the green part into the sintering furnace for debinding ...