We build large scale 3D printers

CEAD delivers technology and helps with the implementation of large scale thermoplastic composite 3D printing solutions

We build

large scale

3D printers

CEAD delivers technology and helps with the implementation of large scale thermoplastic composite 3D printing solutions

Our large scale additive manufacturing solutions

Pilot Project and training

To assess the technical and commercial feasibility of a application using large scale 3D printing, a pilot project can be conducted. CEAD also provides new owners of our solutions for large scale 3D printing with training.

Services

Robot based solutions

Versatile system, completely modular. Ideal for custom solutions to fit a specific application, for example the integration of production technologies into one process such as combining additive and subtractive manufacturing.

Robot based 3D printing

Technology components

Technology components are stand alone components used for integrators and companies alike. CEAD offers its print heads as technology components that can be used to build modular large scale 3D printers.

Technology components

Discover your possibilities

The overall package provided by CEAD gives us full flexibility as a research institution. Besides size, flexibility and reliability were the main reasons for choosing CEAD’s AM Flexbot system.

The CEAD printer extends our capabilities towards larger parts, higher fiber contents and a wider range of polymers. The CEAD system was delivered very quickly — from order to installation was only 6 months.

Patrick Consul, LCC researcher at TUM

“We were really happy with the service and product CEAD offered to us. They were willing to help us with concretizing our idea right from the start and steered us into the right direction. Also the final product was delivered just as we expected and saved us precious hours during the production of our car!”

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We are enthusiastic about the CEAD Robot Extruder and make new applications / shapes with it, such as a lampshade, rain barrels, flower pots, and doors of a classic Jeep. Because SPARK Makers Zone is an open lab, (potential) customers of CEAD can come here to print and experiment.

We have found the CEAD Robot Extruder to be the perfect tool for our needs. High throughput, high temperature, a wide variety of materials, 24/7 production possibilities, and relatively low weight, make it an ideal extruder for us.

With this 3D printer we can work faster, at lower costs and we have less manual labour.

We are delighted to show an industrial solution from CEAD for multi-axis composite printing combining Comau’s robotics, CEAD’s Additive Manufacturing and our best in class CNC technology.

We are now 3D printing molds using 30% short glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene and cutting our labor time by 50%.

Due to CEADs constructive approach and innovative ideas we always collaboratively come up with the best solutions.

Fiber-reinforced polymer bridges are already well known for having a longer lifetime expectancy with lower life cycle costs compared to steel bridges. What’s new here is the use of a new 3D printing technology, enabling us to print large-scale fiber reinforced thermoplastic parts.

Discover your possibilities

The overall package provided by CEAD gives us full flexibility as a research institution. Besides size, flexibility and reliability were the main reasons for choosing CEAD’s AM Flexbot system.

The CEAD printer extends our capabilities towards larger parts, higher fiber contents and a wider range of polymers. The CEAD system was delivered very quickly — from order to installation was only 6 months.

Patrick Consul, LCC researcher at TUM

“We were really happy with the service and product CEAD offered to us. They were willing to help us with concretizing our idea right from the start and steered us into the right direction. Also the final product was delivered just as we expected and saved us precious hours during the production of our car!”

Logo Eco-RunnerBody Department, Eco-Runner

We are enthusiastic about the CEAD Robot Extruder and make new applications / shapes with it, such as a lampshade, rain barrels, flower pots, and doors of a classic Jeep. Because SPARK Makers Zone is an open lab, (potential) customers of CEAD can come here to print and experiment.

We have found the CEAD Robot Extruder to be the perfect tool for our needs. High throughput, high temperature, a wide variety of materials, 24/7 production possibilities, and relatively low weight, make it an ideal extruder for us.

With this 3D printer we can work faster, at lower costs and we have less manual labour.

We are delighted to show an industrial solution from CEAD for multi-axis composite printing combining Comau’s robotics, CEAD’s Additive Manufacturing and our best in class CNC technology.

We are now 3D printing molds using 30% short glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene and cutting our labor time by 50%.

Due to CEADs constructive approach and innovative ideas we always collaboratively come up with the best solutions.

Fiber-reinforced polymer bridges are already well known for having a longer lifetime expectancy with lower life cycle costs compared to steel bridges. What’s new here is the use of a new 3D printing technology, enabling us to print large-scale fiber reinforced thermoplastic parts.

Partners

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Mold for a hydrogen fueled powered city car

Mold for a hydrogen fueled powered city car About Eco-Runner A multidisciplinary team of 23 TU Delft students dedicates itself for a full year to design, build, test and race the world's most efficient hydrogen powered city car. Their goal is to promote a sustainable future and to inspire and activate the public to play a part in the energy transition and to emphasize the importance of efficiency and potential of hydrogen along the way. [...]

Long term partnership

CEAD supplies a total package when it comes to 3D printing solutions. We not only supply the technology and the machine, but also offer assistance with installation, offer assistance with product design, training, maintenance and support. We will help you build your production process from start to finish.

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Long term partnership

CEAD supplies a total package when it comes to 3D printing solutions. We not only supply the technology and the machine, but also offer assistance with installation, offer assistance with product design, training, maintenance and support. We will help you build your production process from start to finish.

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1. Proof of Concept

We start working together on the application and make a draft of the business case. Often, the case needs further assessment. This is exactly what the Proof of Concept phase is for: we focus on both the technical and commercial feasibility.

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2. Hardware solution

The Proof of Concept gives insights in technical feasibility and the business case. This has allowed us to gain insights in the exact needs, and with the broad range of machines as well as the possibility a for custom machine, the best solution is delivered.

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3. Implementation

The hardware solution itself is half of the work. We are eager to help you with the complete implementation from operator training to the design guidelines and integration with other hardware such as CNC milling equipment. We can even supply operators or supply engineering support.

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4. Maintenance and service

Our hardware solution in combination with our maintenance service are designed for 10+ years of non-stop operation. We have an elaborate service and maintenance program with solutions to minimize the downtime of your equipment.

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Meet CEAD at events

The possibility to attend conferences and events in person is here again, and we are excited to meet you at one of the following events. CEAD is attending events additive manufacturing and more.

View our agenda to meet CEAD and our large scale additive manufacturing solutions in person.

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