NCECA Portland 2017 SHOW:
NCECA Portland 2017 SHOW:
1. REAL CLAY
The most predominant point to be made about our system is the fact that we extrude thick clay. Unlike other machines that run air compressors and hoses and need very diluted clay or slip, our extruders use thick clay. Basically clay straight out of the bag with only a little water added.
2. LARGE PRINT
Our printers and extruders can print high-quality large scale 3D prints, up to 36". Primarily this is because of the thick clay, and our ability to utilize large nozzles. We offer sizes from 1 mm all the way up to 16 mm.
3. FAST PRINTING
By using thick clay and bigger size nozzles you can print faster and taller. There is no need for drying or heating of the clay in order to get the support during printing. Even large vessels are capable of self support. With larger nozzles the layer height can also increase which additionally decreases your printer time.
We prepare clay for printing in a de-airing pug mill, that’s why there are virtually no air bubbles in the printed vessels. Even if the tubes are loaded by hand with commercially available bag clay, there is very little chance of air bubbles in the final print. That’s how we achieve a superior consistency of the layer height.
Our extruders are capable of rapid reversing which gives us the ability to stop and start during interrupted prints. This allows you to print more complicated shapes besides cylindrical vessels.
6. EASY MAINTENANCE
The clay can be left in our system for up to a month as long as the pressure is unloaded prior to storage. Virtually no consumable parts are necessary to purchase with our system.
7. NOZZLE SIZES
Unlike other systems, we offer large selection of nozzles from 1 mm all the way up to 16 mm.
Specializing in robotics for many years we came to the conclusion that the Delta platform was under-appreciated and underutilized. After careful evaluation we determined that the many existing designs although functional lacked one major component attribute. This important aspect was structural integrity and rigidity. The Delta platform in particular is very susceptible to tower movement and wobble. Excessive movement of the Delta limits many aspects of it's design. It is not possible to carry a large payload on the effector plate (the main moving part of the Delta body). By designing the structural stable platform we are able to put the step extruded on the effector where it belongs.
By utilizing our design and engineering's experience stretching back 4 decades and the three generations of design/engineers, gives us the ability to produce a superior structure for the Delta platform. Our facility is unique in equipment; we have aircraft quality CNC machines for rapid prototyping, production and custom robotics.
Another philosophy we learned from the aircraft manufacturing facilities we owned in the past was matched hole technology was the only way to produce a rigid structure while maintaining extreme accuracy during the assembly. Our entire Delta platform is manufactured on CNC equipment and all of the machine and hole drilling is performed on the CNC machines.
Additionally we also have the ability to do large-scale custom Delta robotics to suit the many unique requirements of our customers. Not only do we produce FDM machines we are also producing food and clay extruding Delta platforms. In the near future we will be able to produce a large-scale Delta platforms for extruding not only food and clay type materials but also structural composite and other structural materials.
We have a long history of many businesses behind us with customer satisfaction being our top priority. We come from not only a robotics background but also from composites all the way up to complete aircraft manufacturing facility.