CI’s range of 3D printing technology includes the BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) and MAAM (Medium Area Additive Manufacturing) machines, as well as the family of SAAM (Small Area Additive Manufacturing) models. The company offers an array of 3D printing capabilities through this variety of additive manufacturing machines. CI will bring a SAAM model to EASTEC.
The BAAM and MAAM are each industrial sized machines. Both were designed to bring the benefits of 3D printing to production manufacturing. The BAAM and MAAM machines use the design and technology from CI’s laser platform and have been enhanced with an extruder feeding system. Their systems were designed with open architecture for material vendors, which means that these machines offer more cost-effective ways for large parts to be produced quickly. The main difference between the two are the print sizes they offer. The BAAM offers three different print sizes, while the MAAM offers one print size.
The SAAM was designed as a complement to CI’s BAAM and MAAM machines. This allows for prototypes to be created on the SAAM before entering full-scale production on the larger machines. The SAAM uses CI’s Automated Ejection System to provide the ability for continuous, unattended 3D printing. The SAAM HT offers the same ease and speed of the SAAM machine, but with the ability to 3D print in ULTEM, PEEK, polycarbonate or any thermoplastic up to 500°C. This ability makes SAAM HT the most affordable solution for fabricating strong parts, whether for prototypes or functional parts.