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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|

Pellet extruder for 3D printer

Are you looking for an industrial pellet extruder for large format 3D printing? 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 [...]

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|

10 things to consider when starting with industrial large scale 3D printing

Photo credit: IBK/D-BAUG, GKR/D-ARCH, 'RIBB3D' - ETH Zurich' Moving from traditional production methods to large format additive manufacturing (LFAM) requires a shift in your current business processes, strategy and way of thinking. From the materials that you are using to the design process and even possible adjustments to the production facility, it is time to rethink everything. This article elaborates on 10 factors [...]

January 23rd, 2023|

Overview of events at CEAD’s booth at Formnext 2022

Since additive manufacturing technology has made its entrance in the industrial landscape a few decades ago, it has been evolving rapidly. With the development of the technology, the applications have also become endless. This means that additive manufacturing, and in our case, large format additive manufacturing with thermoplastic materials, is applicable to even more industries imaginable. This is why we decided that this year [...]

November 14th, 2022|

Large scale 3D printed transparent lamps

Inspired by: Knit Lighting - Joachim Froment Trade fairs provide CEAD with the perfect opportunity to show what our large scale additive manufacturing machines are capable of. Last May, our engineers designed and printed a comfortable armchair. For Formnext 2022, we aimed to design more 3D printed interior elements. Our Technical Sales Engineers partnered up with material designer Techmer PM in [...]

October 13th, 2022|
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