3D printers generally utilize a moving print head on a stationary bed; however 3DS has innovatively created a high-speed, continuous fab-grade printer, which puts the print bed in motion on conveyor belt type system below a group of stationary print heads. This new “racetrack type” 3D printer allows continuous printing of high density polymers at speeds up to 50x quicker than all existing manufacturing technologies. 3DS plans to showcase this next generation additive manufacturing platform at Euromold 2014.
This new development in the field of 3D printing has resulted in a 3D printing assembly line, wherein several products can be printed right away, all unique, multi-colour and capable of using multi material elements during the varied phases of completion. Once a print is completed, it exits the conveyor belt type “Track” for post-processing and a brand new print bed takes its place. This can be used for high-speed, custom, continuous, and totally automatic additive producing. This new high-speed printer and its advanced materials (including semi conductive materials) are going to be used for printing innumerable module shells for Google’s Project Ara, the initiative to form a standard smartphone that reflects every person’s distinctive vogue, and yet be flexible enough to include only a selection of purposeful modules.
Most necessary, this new high speed, mass-customized additive producing platform, can simply be integrated with ancient producing processes (such as CNC machining and coating), this will create unnumbered new applications for 3D printing on factory work floors.