Admatec Europe BV, Goirle, the Netherlands, has launched the Admaflex 300, which it states is the world’s first flexible and open system for high-volume metal and ceramic additively manufactured parts. The system will be showcased at Formnext 2019, Frankurt, Germany, from November 19–22.
According to the company, the Admaflex 300 is designed with openness and flexibility in mind, enabling the user to expand their system for additively manufacturing metal parts on the same machine. This modular concept also provides the opportunity for the customer to develop their own material, set up a customised printing process and have full control over it.
Future developments such as multi-material Additive Manufacturing can reportedly be accommodated thanks to the modularity of its concept, as the machine is capable of handling feedstocks with a broad range of viscosities.
The new machine offers integrated in-process quality monitoring for full traceability of the Additive Manufacturing process, with software and hardware components monitoring temperature, humidity and foil usage. It also has a dual-camera system for real-time video capture, and time-lapse recording which allows the user to partially halt the AM of a defective product to allow the successful finalisation of the remaining parts.
“Our customers’ feedback led to the development of an increased build platform size, enabling the investment casting industry, among others, to expand their ceramic 3D printing capabilities,” stated Jaco Saurwalt, COO at Admatec.
The Admaflex 300 will be available for pre-order from November 19, on which date it will be showcased at Formnext.