Infinite-Build and Robotic Composite allow thermoplastic 3D printing to take place from all angles. A printer Infinite-Build is designed to print large thermoplastic parts with repeatable mechanical properties on a vertical plane for practically unlimited part size in the build direction.
The Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator installed industrial motion control hardware and an 8-axis motion system (possible movements of a manipulator) and integrated them with design–to-3D printing software capabilities.
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According to Stratasys, the new systems are created to print lightweight but large and high-quality small parts for aerospace and automotive. Oil and gas and medical industries may also get interested in new technologies because they widely use composite structures and parts.
Well-known Boeing and Ford have already had a chance to explore the features. Boeing considers that Infinite-Build enables products to be made at a much larger and potentially unlimited length. Ford and Stratasys started to work together to develop new applications for automotive-grade 3D printed materials that were not previously possible due to restrictions in 3D printing.