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2 & 3 November 2022 | NEC, Birmingham

3D Printing Machine

Description​

3D Printing Machine

While 3D printers have been around for years, the additive manufacturing industry has desperately needed a cost-effective solution that could print structures and moulds. MVP engaged with ORNL to create a 3D printer capable of printing large-scale thermosets, chemistries that are irreversibly cured from a prepolymer or resin.

The MVP machine features a state-of-the-art gantry system tailored to the application, developed in response to growth in 3D printing, a market demand for hyper-customization and the need for advanced manufacturing automation.

The roll-in/roll-out bed configuration of the MVP thermoset printer dramatically increases the productivity of additive manufacturing. The configuration allows the printer to operate while pre- and post-processing operations are performed on an additional print bed outside of the machine. The benefits include rapid prototyping moulds, rapid mould building, and creativity with an all-new material for cutting-edge companies.

Specifications include:

Multi-axis print head and coordinated control of other print process parameters
Build volume: 16’ x 8’ x 42’’
Prints up to 50” per second (depending on material used)
Deposition rate ≥ 10 lbs./hr.
Resolution of ≤ 6mm and larger resolution is possible
Build platform with 1,000 lb. capacity
Repeatability = ±0.005”
Large footprint easily scaled to multiple sizes

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