12/19/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Anisoprint Launches ProM IS 500 Industrial 3D Printer

ProM IS 500 is said to be the first industrial printer for continuous fiber-reinforced high-temperature plastics.


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Anisoprint ProM IS 500 continuous fiber reinforced high temperature plastic 3D printer

Anisoprint has launched the ProM IS 500, which is said to be the first industrial 3D printer specifically designed to print high-temperature thermoplastics with continuous fiber reinforcement.

The ProM IS 500 offers precise, repeatable and reliable manufacturing of mid-sized composite parts with a build volume of 600 × 420 × 300 mm. The ProM IS 500 is equipped with a heated chamber for printing high-temperature polymers such as polyetheretherketone (PEEK) or polyethylenimine​​​​​​​ (PEI), and features automated calibration, material and print quality controls and high-precision motion control. The machine also supports industrial interfaces and safety requirements.

Based on Anisoprint’s patented Composite Fiber Co-extrusion (CFC) technology, the ProM IS 500 allows for professional-level printing of anistropic composites while its basics can be learned from the company’s desktop continuous fiber 3D printer, Composer, also based on CFC technology.

Anisoprinting technology enables manufacturing of complex-shaped composite parts without tools or molds. Due to the ability to apply fibers in topology-optimized lattices, the maximum properties of unidirectional composites are possible while spending the minimum of material for the expected loads. This significantly reduces weight, production time and part cost. Anisoprint says ProM IS 500 will replace traditional technologies and materials for manufacturing mid-sized tools, spare parts and functional prototypes for various industries.

ProM IS 500 will have up to four changeable print heads for printing composites and pure plastic, enabling the reinforcement of different zones of the part with different composites.

High-temperature plastics such as PEEK and PEI are expected to be available as matrix materials for composites anisoprinted on ProM IS 500.