3D printer producer German RepRap has launched a brand new Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) system. Named the L320, the system has a bigger construct quantity than the L280 German RepRap’s first LAM printer, and can be utilized to course of injection molding grade silicone.
In accordance with the corporate, it’s “an especially steady” system, “tailored to the excessive calls for of business steady operation.”
The German RepRap L320. Photograph through German RepRap
Liquid Additive Manufacturing
Although nonetheless a kind of fabric extrusion expertise, LAM differs from deposition strategies like FFF and FDM because the feedstock will not be melted within the course of. As a substitute, LAM materials, because the identify suggests, is liquid when deposited. It will get vulcanized right into a strong object via publicity to a warmth lamp that passes over the mattress between layers. The strategy was invented by Excellent Contribution to 3D Printing Award-winning Dr. Adrian Bowyer, and has since been commercially developed by German RepRap in collaboration with chemical firm Dow that manufactures materials for the method.
The benefits of LAM, as defined by Benedikt Höß, Head of R&D and Assist at German RepRap, is that “you’ve got the identical power on the Z axis as you’ve got for the X and Y axis, or as you’ve got within the injection molding course of.”
As well as, LAM is able to each low-volume/single object prototyping and serial manufacturing, inside a construct of 250 x 320 x 150 mm.
German ReRap additionally producers FFF 3D printers, together with the x400 and x500.
Printhead on the L320 system. Photograph through German RepRap
German RepRap L320 Technical Specs
The L320 is able to a print velocity throughout the vary of 10 and 150 mm/s. Positional accuracy of silicone deposition is +/- zero.2 mm/s, and it could possibly produce a layer peak of between zero.22 and zero.9 mm. SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber is the machine’s materials of selection, and the really helpful slicer is Simplify3D. There are additionally three nozzle choices for the L320: zero.23, zero.four and zero.eight mm.
Along with the system, German RepRap is providing an elective upkeep contract, on-site service and materials packages with buy of the L320.
Worth for the system is accessible on request.
Construct platform (X x Y x Z)
+/- zero.2 mm/s
Layer peak (min.)
zero.22 – zero.9 mm
SILASTIC™ 3D 3335 Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)
Raise and sunk system, volumetric extrusion
Upkeep contract, materials pails
with USB-Stick, Stand-alone printing with Contact Show, ethernet
Printer with out cartridge system and show: 800 x 960 x 1957 mm (matches via 1-wing doorways, customary dimensions)
approx. 350 kg (with out cartridge system)
LAM (Liquid Additive Manufacturing)
Industrial rollers and stand for straightforward dealing with
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Featured picture reveals LAM 3D printing. Photograph through German RepRap
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