AONIQ was formed to be a disruptive company to a disruptive industry. 3D printing promised to bring about a new age in manufacturing, one where we would be able to build customized parts, make improvements easily and not pay huge amounts of money to do so. AONIQ’s first product, the 888 PVC based 3D printer, seeks to deliver on that promise.
“Today we have only two types of 3D printers, expensive industrial 3D printers, that are only affordable to large or niche enterprises, or low cost 3D printers that are not suited to commercial use. With this 3D printer we are giving the average person the ability to not only take on the large corporations but beat them”. Said CEO of AONIQ, Michael Slavica.
Somewhere and somehow this industry has forgotten 3d printing should be for everyone. AONIQ has decided to fix this by introducing an industrial 3D printer at a price point that makes it viable to manufacture production parts. The 888 is setting a whole new standard in 3d printing as it offers the ability to produce real world products as it’s also the first 3d printer in the world built to utilize PVC.
Slavica added that “in this next stage of 3D printing it is time for most people already using 3D printers to decide if they want continue to tinker on the sidelines or to actually join the latest industrial revolution.”
PVC offers many advantages over the most common plastics used in 3d printing currently. Additionally, AONIQ offers 24/7 support. Delivering live interaction to the screen on the machine. This is will provide customers the assurance that is required to use the 888 commercially.
We are providing our customers the tools they need to take their business to the next level or create a completely new business. Together we will shift away from many old inefficient and wasteful manufacturing practises. Images and more information available at – https://www.aoniq.com/media/
The following is a Q&A section with Michal Slavica on the advantages of PVC for 3D printing.
Q – Why would someone use PVC over say ASA?
A – PVC is better suited to 3d printing. ABS and ASA shrink and curl when printed. PVC is producing the best prints we have seen from any material so far.
Q – Why is your minimum order ten rolls?
A – We don’t want the situation whereby someone with a cheap printer purchased at a supermarket buys PVC, doesn’t check their file, doesn’t have accurate temperature data, prints on an unsuitable surface and/or in an unsuitable environment and then blames PVC for lack of results. PVC is the next stage in 3d printing and it is for serious use. I would hate to see misinformation being put around. This pricing option is aimed to deter those who aren’t serious.
Q – The price of PVC seems high?
A – The price is quite inexpensive compared to the price of material used in industrial 3d printers.
Also AONIQ is an R&D company and we develop and bring game changing products to market, first in this case, and as such we need to recoup investment. Over time the price will reduce.
Q – How much testing and usage has been performed?
A – We have successfully completed Thermal Stability testing. The University of New South Wales and the Garvan Institute have used our PVC filament.
Q – How come you are the first to deliver PVC to the 3d printing community?
A – I think that it was the bringing together of expertise in materials development with 3d printing expertise.
Q – Who is the brains behind AONIQ PVC?
A – That is a closely guarded secret. However, let me say that our 3d printing material industry expert has said that “AONIQ PVC outperforms any PVC currently in use”.
Q – AONIQ has now delivered two pretty significant developments in 3d printing. What is next?
A – We have a number of other game changing innovations lined up. Please be patient and I promised you will be pleasantly surprised.
Q – What makes the 888 printer better for printing PVC?
A – The 888 is an industrial grade 3d printer, with a superior build surface and print head. Coupled with PVC it will transform manufacturing for small businesses.
Q – Can other 3d printers use AONIQ PVC?
A – I expect so if the user has a decent and/or correctly dialled in machine, uses it in a controlled environment and has the required expertise to be already getting consistent success in 3d printing. However, we have not gotten satisfactory results with any of the other machines we have tested.