CEAD, technology supplier of 3D printing equipment on the frontier of large scale polymer, glass and carbon fibers 3D printing, and Siemens intensify their collaboration and showcase their latest development the AM Flexbot at the upcoming Formnext 2019, a leading trade fair for Additive Manufacturing, on the Siemens booth D81, Hall 12.1.
The CFAM Prime is CEAD’s first machine with their patented Continuous Fiber Additive Manufacturing (CFAM) technology. This gantry-based 3D printing system enables the printing of large fiber reinforced thermoplastic objects (4mx2mx1.5m) in a relatively short time due to a high output (average 15 kg/hr). The large system is controlled by Siemens’ Sinumerik 840D sl for precision of movement.
Their new development, the AM Flexbot, includes Siemens’ Sinumerik CNC with Run MyRobot /Direct Control, a Comau robot arm and CEAD’s single screw extruder unit. With the Comau and Sinumerik Run MyRobot /Direct Control solution the robot kinematics are fully integrated into a CNC system.