Constant fiber 3D printer developer Anisoprint has unveiled a new 3D printing system. The ProM IS 5 is intended to 3D print high-heat thermoplastics that have fiber.
It was debuted at Formnext 2019 and makes use of technology based on the company’s composite Fiber Co-extrusion technology.
The new additive manufacturing system is now available for pre-order straight from the company, Anisoprint. It is also anticipated to dispatch by the end of 2020.
Composite Fiber Co-extrusion
The CFC technology by Anisoprint mixes both co-extrusion and prepreg based 3D printing technologies. Before extrusion, the firm impregnates dry fibers with a polymer blend producing a prepreg-like hard fiber. After that, the material is co-extruded in 3D printing together with a preferred polymer.
Anisoprint has made it easy to co-extrude fiber-reinforced elements using high-temperature thermoplastics like PEI and PEEK. All these thanks to the ProM IS 500. The device comes with a heated build assembly that is worthy of heats around 160°C. There is also an option of extruding at temperatures of around 400°C. The device comes with four alternating printheads for FFF polymer feed and CFC extrusion.
The composer is bigger than Anisoprint’s present system. The ProM IS 500 features a print stage that measures measuring 600mm by 420mm by 300mm.
Anisoporint is aiming industrial implementation of 3D printing using its newly launched system. The aspects comprised in the system to assist with this integration include material, print quality regulation, calibration, and precision motion control. As stated by the firm, it has also been intended to run 24/7 in a plant setting.
Using the CFC technology, strengthened polymers sections have a tensile strength of 860MPa but with a 1.4 g/cm³ density. It is 2x lighter than the aluminum but it’s comparable in power. Etra sections, tooling, and functional prototypes for aerospace, robotics and automotive are among the machine’s recommended apps.