Anisoprint, developers of continuous fiber 3D printing technology, presented a new turnkey solution, which it called Desktop Anisoprinting, that provides a full engineering package of hardware, materials and support. Following in the footsteps of numerous other AM companies – especially in the composites AM arena – Anisoprint’s goal is to provide the most hassle-free experience even when dealing with complex advanced materials.
In terms of materials, the Desktop Anisoprinting package includes plastic filaments tailor-made by Polymaker: Smooth PA and CFC PA. Also included are verified printing profiles, developed by Anisoprint’s application engineers team as well as training courses from experts with more than 10 years of experience in composite materials development.
In combination with Anisoprint’s science-intensive technology of continuous fiber 3D printing, Desktop Anisoprinting will enable manufacturers to obtain optimal composite parts with the minimum risk of failure, wasting no time and money.
“Adopting new technologies is always a challenge, but it’s the only way to compete and survive in the modern economy. We want to support our customers in this journey and help them to make it smooth. That’s why we are launching Desktop Anisoprinting — there is everything you need to start 3D printing with composites and introduce yourself to the future of manufacturing,” said Fedor Antonov, CEO of Anisoprint.
Desktop Anisoprinting materials
The two plastic materials, CFC PA and Smooth PA, were formulated and fine-tuned specially for Desktop Anisoprinting users by Polymaker’s team of polymer experts. The Anisoprinting process is based on proprietary Composite Fiber Co-extrusion (CFC) technology. It involves a combination of preliminary impregnated and cured fiber with plastic during the printing to get a composite. CFC PA was optimized to provide improved composite material mechanics and perfect adhesion to the reinforcing fiber.
The Smooth PA thermoplastic is used for the external shells of the part. It is based on carbon fiber-filled polyamide and was specially formulated to ensure perfect surface quality, with no drying required to print.
Desktop Anisoprinting profiles and training
Anisoprint’s engineers have developed and verified printing profiles for a wide range of plastics, that include ideal temperature, speed, layer thickness, cooling, and other settings. This means less waste of material used for tuning, and the ability to print parts right away.
Anisoprint technology was developed by engineers and scientists with decades of experience in composite materials manufacturing. This way implementation of continuous fiber 3D printing technologies to your manufacturing process will be as if you’re working together with the composite materials experts.
The training course includes topics such as continuous fiber 3D printing technologies overview, basics of composites and design, materials properties, hardware operation and more.