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Higher quality large format 3D printing with CEAD’s Dynamic Flow Control

CEAD is at the forefront of advancing large format additive manufacturing (LFAM) technologies, with a strong focus on achieving greater accuracy while printing bigger objects. To achieve this, CEAD has developed a diverse range of robot extruders with varying characteristics, allowing for a tailored LFAM solution that meets specific market needs.As a result of these innovations, over 100 CEAD technology systems are currently used [...]

September 11th, 2023|

3D-printed CFRP tools for serial production of composite landing flaps

This article was written by Ginger Gardiner and was published on first. GKN Aerospace Munich and CEAD develop printed tooling with short and continuous fiber that reduces cost and increases sustainability for composites production. Replacing hand layup BMI intensifier tools. Intensifier tools used in serial production of A350 landing flaps were 3D printed with short carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic for the stringer-stiffened CFRP lower [...]

June 28th, 2023|

Optimizing Material Selection for Large Scale 3D Printing: A Step-by-Step Approach

The correct material for your specific additive manufacturing application improves the print’s characteristics significantly. CEAD Group not only develops and supplies large scale printing solutions, but also advices organisations with using the right material. This article walks you through the process of selecting the right material for your 3D print. The number of available materials is constantly increasing, how do you determine the [...]

May 31st, 2023|

Guidelines for Large Format 3D Printing: from desktop prototyping to large format additive manufacturing

The leap from small to large format 3D printing opens a world of opportunities but also requires different printing guidelines to ensure optimal results. Large format 3D printing presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities that must be considered when transitioning from small format printing. Following the guidelines described in this article will help to make the transition from small to large [...]

April 19th, 2023|

Meet our family of Robot Extruders

At CEAD, we are constantly developing new solutions to anticipate the needs of the industry. Over the years, we have developed a range of extruders, varying in terms of weight, output, heating power and other specifications. Depending on the application and build volume, a different extruder is desired. Choosing the right extruder for your application might seem overwhelming, which is why we will [...]

March 16th, 2023|

Research into mechanical properties affected by temperature and nozzle diameter

CEAD is continuously researching the optimal printing properties for various high-end thermoplastic materials. By doing so, CEAD is able to advise the end users of our extruders and Flexbots about the optimal use of fiber reinforced materials specific to their applications. Our newest addition to the team of application engineers, Andrew van de Looi, started his CEAD experience with a graduate internship for [...]

February 22nd, 2023|

CEAD Unveils 36-Meter-Long 3D Printer for Abu Dhabi’s Al Seer Marine

This article was written by Joris Peels and published at CEAD, a Dutch original equipment manufacturer dedicated to large-format 3D printers, has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s largest robotic arm-based 3D printer. At 36 meters long and four meters wide, CEAD’s latest composite 3D printer would seem to be bigger than most other robotic 3D printing systems we’ve come [...]

January 25th, 2023|
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