24/7 Customer Service (800) 927-7671

Rokit Shows Off New Stealth 300 and Invivo Bio Printer, Food Safe and Wearable Flexible Filaments at Inside 3D Printing New York

by • April 20, 2016 • 10s Comments

There were a lot of 3D printing device manufacturers on hand at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo New York, a few acquainted and a few not so acquainted. As I reported on in July, one of the most 3D printing device manufacturers in South Korea only one had managed to reach US shores and that was HyVision with their Cubicon Single 3D Printer, sold through iMakr NY. Well, a new player of South Korea has entered the US market with an amazing range of 3D printing devices and filaments. That company is Rokit and they create what may be most defined as prosumer and pro level printing devices. If you are appearing to print in exotic materials for pro applications and so Rokit’s offerings may appeal to you.

Rokit reports that they have 50% of the South Korean 3D printing device market and now sell their printing devices in additional than 20 countries around the world. They begined selling their 3Dison printing devices through their US distributor, CadQal Development Inc., of 6 months ago. On display at their booth at Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo New York was their 3Dison PRO AEP (that stands for Advanced Engineering Plastic) 3D printing device. Rokit markets the AEP as the world’s initially computer 3D printing device capable of printing high-durablity and heat-resistant engineering plastic, a fewthing that was previous only possible with really expensive industrial printing devices.

3Dison AEP

3Dison AEP

ULTEM resin grade 9085 prints created on the 3Dison AEP

ULTEM resin grade 9085 prints created on the 3Dison AEP

ULTEM resin grade 9085 prints created on the 3Dison AEP

ULTEM resin grade 9085 prints created on the 3Dison AEP

The AEP can print a variety of materials that include ULTEM resin grade 9085, that is heat resistant to 173°C, has high electrical insulation, abrasion resistance and impact durablity and can be sterilized for use as food containers or for medical applications. ULTEM has amazing tensile durablity; 7 times that of lead, double of high density polyethylene, 0.3 times of cast iron for mold manufacturing, 25 times concrete, 5 times of rubber and double the tensile durablity of wood. Other engineering grade plastics that can be printed on the AEP include PolyCarbonate plastic and PEEK. The AEP has a sizeable create volume of 11.4″ x 8.1″ x 9.6″. It has a fully enclosed heated create chamber, heated bed, one-touch auto bed leveling, can print down to 25 microns and can be regulated remotely through WiFi. The AEP can print at high speed, up to 1000 mm/sec. The 3Dison Pro AEP is on the market for $11,950.

Rokit was in addition displaying their newest printing device, the Rokit Stealth 300. The Stealth is in addition capable of printing at 25 microns. It can print in 3 different types of materials or colors during a print with its one-of-a-kind 3-in-1 extruder. That’s right, it can print 3 colors or materials out of a single extruder! The Stealth is WiFi-enabled for remote printing and comes with a create-in video camera for remote viewing of the print. Having seen it in man, I can say that the 7″ full color touch screen is in addition really astounding and you can see live video of the create chamber on the screen. The Stealth has auto leveling, an auto cleaning function and automatic filament detection to pause a print when it runs out of filament. The Rokit Stealth has a create volume of 11.4″ x 7″ x 7.8″, price to be revealed.

Rokit Stealth 300

Rokit Stealth 300

Multi-color print on the Stealth 300

Multi-color print on the Stealth 300

The Rocket Stealth 300 showcases a full-color touch LCD with a built-in video camera

The Rocket Stealth 300 showcases a full-color touch LCD with a built-in video camera

Recently we reported that Rokit was releasing a computer bio printing device, the 3Dison Invivio. At the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo the newly rebranded Rokit Invivo was on display. It is fairly amazing, a computer bio printing device. The Invivio prints has both an extruder and a liquid dispenser for printing in medical grade filaments and bio ink. The printing device at the show was loaded with a filament created of the same stuff utilized in internal suturing, ostensibly to be utilized as a scaffolding for bio ink printing that may be absorbed by the human body, leaving only bio ink print behind.

Rokit Invivo bio printing device

Rokit Invivo bio printing device

scaffolding filament

scaffolding filament

1.5 micron high resolution extruder

1.5 micron high resolution extruder

Among the materials on the market for printing on the Invivio are medical grade copolymers PLGA (poly lactic-co-glycolic acid), PCL (poly caprolactone), and PLLA (poly l-lactide) through the extruder and collagen, gelatin, silk fibroin and hyaluronic acid as a hydro gel bio ink. The Rokit Invivio comes with a HEPA filter (H14) and UV sterilization device. The extruder has XYZ resolution of 1.5 microns yet a 4 micron stainless steel nozzle, and the bio ink pump can in addition print at 1.5 microns with different types of sized nozzles ranging of 8 microns down to a 1.5 micron nozzle. The Invivo uses FDA approved parts to preserve against material contamination. It in addition showcases an LCD touch screen, video camera, a separate internal thermometer display, sterilizing UV lamp and an emergency stop button. The Invivo Premium adds an air pressure dispenser, cooling and heating bed that can go of -30°C to 80°C and a bio ink pump with a 1 micron nozzle. The create volume for the Invivo Standard and Invivo Premium are 4″ x 4″ x4.7″ and print speed is of 5-100 mm/sec. Prices begin at around $26K.

Rokit was in addition promoting two new filaments. Their Kitchen & Deco material is FDA food contact compliant and is BPA free (BPA is an environmental hormone liked to adolescent brain injure, early-onset puberty and breast cancer). It can be utilized for printing kitchen supplies, cups, bowls and other food containers, and comes in different types of colors. It prints at 265°C and should be printed on a heated bed set at 90°C. Thermal deformation temperature is 20°C higher than PLA, but it should not be utilized in the microwave or placed near a direct heat source. Items created with Kitchen & Deco filament can be washed and reutilized and safely holds coffee, tea or food. Rokit’s Skinflex filament has much like properties to Ninjaflex or TPU, but is FDA food contact compliant and BPA free, like Kitchen & Deco filament. It is safe for skin contact, manufacturing it ideal for wearable devices, props, clothes or daily supplies. Skin flex is the only flexible filament that does not emit chemicals or endocrine-disrupting environmental hormones. Printing temperature is 245°C and does not need a heated bed.

Kitchen & Deco filament is FDA food contact compliant

Kitchen & Deco filament is FDA food contact compliant

Bowl and plate printed in Kitchen & Deco material

Bowl and plate printed in Kitchen & Deco material

Skinflex is a flexible filament ideal for printing style

Skinflex is a flexible filament ideal for printing style

Cloth sample printed in Skinflex

Cloth sample printed in Skinflex

This small dragon was printed in Skinflex

This small dragon was printed in Skinflex

Rokit pretty brought a few amazing new products to the Inside 3D Printing New York and to the US market. If you are appearing for high-end 3D printing for style, kitchenware or bioprinting this is a company that is worth a appear. Below are a few data sheets and video on Rokit’s products:

12718211_1682288872034904_2249673147484458391_n12967380_1682288885368236_4954317569446847630_o