Technology components

Technology components are stand alone components used for integrators and companies alike to build large scale 3D printers

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Large scale 3D printing technology components

CEAD offers its printheads as technology components that can be used to build large scale 3D printers. These printheads are often referred to as the robot extruder since they are regularly integrated with robotics. However, the printheads are also compatible with gantry based solutions. Two distinct 3D printing heads are available, the lightweight E25 pellet extruder and the high output E50 pellet extruder

By using pellet material instead of filaments for 3D printing, operational and part cost are reduced. This solution includes everything needed for extruding thermoplastic pellet material. Including the printhead, software, electronics, material storage and material handling system. 

Additionally, CEAD supplies print beds, which functions as a stable and easy to use building platform for large scale 3D printing. This page contains information on CEAD’s assortment of technology components.

CEAD Technology Components - Robot Extruder

Printing head E25

The E25 has an excellent weight to output ratio and is specifically designed for integration with a robot arm. The extruder is a fully stand alone unit that can be integrated with the robot or CNC controller in several ways. The E25 is specifically designed for large scale 3D printing and is successfully tested with a lot of different materials ranging from commodity materials like PP up to high performance materials like PEEK. The E25 has a screw diameter of 25mm, uses 4 heat zones and comes fully nitrited for good resistance against abrasivePP materials like highly fiber filled thermoplastics.

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Features

  • Weight of extruder is < 29 kg
  • Max output of 12 kg/hr
  • Nozzle range from 2mm up to 12mm
  • High torque 20:1 planetary gearbox
  • Siemens servo motor
  • Material storage of 25 kg
Technology Components CEAD Robot Extruder
Technology Components CEAD Robot Extruder
Technology Components CEAD Robot Extruder

Printing head E40

CEAD developed the E40 with the best possible output to weight ratio in mind. This makes the E40 especially interesting for high output large scale 3D printing. The extruder is able to use a wide variety of thermoplastic materials for 3D printing. The extruder itself weighs 70 KG. The diameter of the nozzle varies from 4 to 24 mm.

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Features

  • Weight of the extruder is <70 kg
  • Max output of 40kg/h (PIP-G)
  • Nozzle range from 4mm up to 24mm
  • High torque 1:38,5 planetary gearbox
  • Length: 180 cm, width: 40 cm, depth: 30 cm
  • Temperatuur: 0 – 450º Celsius
  • Total power output: 15 kW

Printing head E50

The E50 is developed for high output large scale 3D printing. The print head is a fully stand alone unit that The extruder is a fully stand alone unit that can be integrated with the robot or CNC controller in several ways. The E50 is specifically designed for large scale 3D printing and is successfully tested with a lot of different materials ranging from commodity materials like PP up to high performance materials like PEEK. The E50 has a screw diameter of 50mm.

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Features

  • Weight of extruder is 165 kg
  • Max output of 84 kg/hr
  • Nozzle range from 8mm up to 20mm
  • Siemens servo motor 15KW
  • External dryer required 400 L
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E50 Robot Extruder CEAD
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Additional component: Printbed

Stable building platform for large scale industrial 3D printing

The print bed provides a rigid, stable and easy to use building platform for large scale 3D printing. The working area of the print bed exists out of multiple aluminium bed profiles, specially designed for additive manufacturing, which guarantees a good mechanical bonding between the printed object and the bed. The print bed can be used for any thermoplastic printing material.

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Features

  • Working area of 2m x 1,2m
  • Strong mechanical bonding between printed object and bed
  • Rigid built frame
  • Perfect flat and level bed
  • Easy in use
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