Roboze, a manufacturer of industrial 3D printing technology for extreme end-use applications, announced the release of the ARGO 1000, a 3D printer with a heated chamber for the production of large-scale parts with super polymers and composites.
The ARGO 1000 can produce parts up to one cubic meter, nearly 40 inches by 40 inches by 40 inches, transforming the way industries, including aerospace, energy, transportation, MedTech and automotive, can fabricate lighter, high-quality components. The printer works with sustainable and high-performing super polymers and composites such as PEEK, Carbon PEEK and ULTEM AM9085F.
The company’s industrial automation system and proprietary gear-based (beltless) technology allow the production of parts that are six times more precise than those made with belt-driven printers.
The printer is being used to build custom components for miniature satellites, gears for military-grade vessels, and parts for companies developing sustainable infrastructure.
The ARGO 1000 will be available for commercial distribution in 2022.
The ARGO 1000 production system includes:
- Heated and controlled working chamber with printing dimensions equal to one cubic meter (39.37 x 39.37 x 39.37 in.)
- Process control on par with CNC machining and injection molding resulting in process accuracy and repeatability equal to 99.96% of parts obtained on multiple machines
- Reduction in production time with comprehensive monitoring capabilities, remote diagnostic tools, and predictive maintenance
- Software parameters and constant remote updates for continuous performance improvements
- Certification of every single piece produced via a comprehensive Print Log System that monitors all parameters, temperatures, and factors involved to create a digital model of the part produced
- Printing capability using more than 10 materials including PEEK, Carbon PEEK, Carbon PA, and ULTEM AM9085F
- Double extruder with the ability to process soluble and breakaway supports
- Loading system up to 17.6 lb/8kg of material with automatic material change in case material ends during the printing process
- Beltless System for achieving mechatronic handling accuracies up to 10 microns
- Automatic self-leveling floor
- Head self-calibration system
- Material management inside the machine: drying and pre-heating systems with automatic material loading and monitoring of usage levels
- Remote management of the machine and interfacing with production ERP systems to monitor the production flow