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Roboze Launches One+400, the First Low-Cost PEEK and PEI 3D Printer

by • April 17, 2016 • No Comments

tthAs computer 3D printing innovation makes it to, additional and additional materials that were once considered just of not easy to 3D print on computer systems are beginning to represent real possibilities. Recently 3DXTech launched its commercial ULTEM filament, now Roboze is officially launching its much anticipated new Roboze One+400 3D printing device, that is capable of 3D printing both PEEK and PEI, one of others.

These materials represent a real breakthrough in terms of 3D printing applications as they are particularly stress and temperature resistant. PEEK (polyetherketone), in particular, is considered to be biocompatible and has a wide range of uses in the medical industry. Until not long ago these thermoplastics, that require extrusion temperatures close to 400°C, were not on the market as filament (although EOS may already contributeed PEEK as a powder for its $200K+ SLS systems) for open material systems and were considered to printable just through Stratasys’ patented sealed chamber pro FDM machines.

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An example of a piece 3D printed in PEEK on the Roboze One+400

An example of a piece 3D printed in PEEK on the Roboze One+400

Altogether, the Roboze One+400 can employ up to 12 various materials on a double extruder. Along with PEEK and PEI, these in addition include Carbon PA (a Nylon6 filled with carbon fibers), PC/ABS and TPU, most of that can be utilized for high end industrial and medical applications, which include food processing, aerospace, car, defense, electronics & semiconductor, oil & gas, nuclear & hydroelectric, space technologies and cable production.

PEI (polyetherimide), for example, is considered a high-performance engineering polymer, as it possesses really specific physical and chemical properties: it is ultra resistant to hydrolysis and acid solutions, contributes great thermic performance, which include a really high operating temperature and the aptitude to endure repeated autoclave cycles; it in addition has great mechanical properties. Furtheradditional, the assist material deposited by the 2nd extruder makes it possible to turn it into additional geometrically difficult shapes.

“By allowing the use of high end materials, we contribute users a powerful yet low-cost solution, together with the advantages of an ‘easy-to-use’ computer 3D printing device,” said Alessio Lorusso, CEO at Southern Italy based Roboze. “This can open up a wide range of new possibilities, especially for SME’s for a variety of applications in sat any timeal various industries requiring just a limited amount of investments.”

roboze one400The computer 3D printing market is getting hotter

The new Roboze One+400 can rat any timey high extrusion temperatures and it is in addition additional user friendly.

The new Roboze One+400 can rat any timey high extrusion temperatures and it is in addition additional user friendly.

The new Roboze One+400 turn it intos on the proven and patented “belt-less” mechatronic structure implemented in Roboze’s initially machine, the Roboze One, by integrating a 32-bit processor and a 3.5″ color touch screen for on-board controls. The company internally turn it intos up to 70% of its 3D printing device components through CNC machines in its production facilities, ensuring its 3D printing devices require really little maintenance and are turn it intod to last over time.

The new extruder can rat any timey maximum temperatures of 400°C, thus practuallyting flaws linked to filament jamming and stringing. To avoid warping and deformation when 3D printing at such elevated temperatures, the Roboze R&D team managed to turn it into an new solution that carefully controls temperatures of the extruded materials inside the printing chamber. In fact the machine itself was created to suit at any timey specific material requirement.

The new Roboze One+400 is bound to open sat any timeal informative new possibilities for low-cost 3D printing of high end thermopolymers. Roboze has may already demonstrated that it is capable of rat any timeying a printing precision that makes its 3D printing devices a viable version for medical and actually dental applications. By actively collaborating with Italy’s National Research Center (CNR) the company has been developing materials that are additional growing its business opportunities, while consolidating its international presence by contributeing a one-of-a-kind 3D printing solution. In the at any time additional competitive computer 3D printing sector, the company is just on its 2nd 3D printing device version but it has may already had really an impact on the market and appears destined for additional commercial good results.