Steady fiber 3D printer developer Anisoprint has launched a brand new additive manufacturing system. The ProM IS 500 is designed to 3D print high-temperature thermoplastics containing steady fiber. It was debuted at Formnext 2019 and makes use of expertise based mostly on the corporate’s Composite Fiber Co-extrusion (CFC) expertise.
Anticipated to ship by the tip of 2020, the ProM IS 500 is now open to pre-orders immediately from Anisoprint.
Formnext 2019 launch of the ProM IS 500. Picture by way of Anisoprint
Composite Fiber Co-extrusion
Anisoprint’s CFC expertise combines each prepreg and co-extrusion based mostly 3D printing applied sciences. Previous to extrusion, the corporate impregnates dry fibers with a polymer combine making a prepreg-like stiff fiber. This materials is then co-extruded throughout 3D printing alongside a selected polymer.
With the ProM IS 500, Anisoprint has made it potential to co-extrude fiber-reinforced supplies with high-temperature thermoplastics like PEEK and PEI. The machine includes a heated construct chamber, able to temperatures as much as 160°C, and the choice of extruding at temperatures as much as 400°C. To forestall contamination between the numerous high-performance polymers, it has 4 changeable printheads for CFC extrusion and the FFF polymer feed.
Bigger than Anisoprint’s current system, the Anisoprint Composer, the ProM IS 500 has a print platform measuring 600mm x 420mm x 300mm.
With the ProM IS 500, Anisporint is concentrating on industrial implementation of 3D printing. Options included within the system to assist this integration, embody automated calibration, materials and print qc, and precision movement management. Based on the corporate, it has additionally been designed “to run 24/7 in a manufacturing unit setting.”
With CFC expertise, strengthened polymers elements can have a tensile power of 860MPa, however a density of 1.four g/cm³ – two instances lighter than aluminum however comparable in power. Spare elements, tooling and practical prototypes for aerospace, automotive and robotics, are a few of the machine’s steered functions.
The Anisoprint ProM IS 500. Picture by way of Anisoprint
Technical specs for the Anisporint ProM IS 500
Most extrusion temperature:
270°C plus print head for soluble materials, and high-temperature print head as much as 400°C
Print head cooling system:
Nozzle diameter for FFF:
zero.four mm – 1.5 mm
Plastic filament diameter:
Plastic with processing temperatures as much as 270°C: PLA, ABS, PETG, PA(Nylon), TPU, PC, ASA SBS (Additionally any CF/GF crammed plastics utilizing hardened metal nozzle). For HT Extruder: PEEK, PEI
Reinforcing fiber supplies:
Anisoprint 1.5k Composite Carbon Fiber, Anisoprint 3k Composite Carbon Fiber, Anisoprint Composite Basalt Fiber
Most platform temperature:
Materials storage temperature:
30°C – 90°C
Most construct chamber temperature:
Ethernet, USB, Touchscreen
Optical sensor for filament
CFC + FFF: Anisoprint Aura, FFF: Standard G-Code slicer
Home windows 7+
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Featured picture exhibits the Anisoprint ProM IS 500. Picture by way of Anisoprint
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