Anisoprint demonstrates its composite additive manufacturing capabilities: in an industry-first, Bosch Rexroth’s MTX, a tried-and-proven CNC system for industrial 3D printing technologies, is now implemented in continuous fiber additive manufacturing on the PROM IS 500 system, that will premiere at this year’s Formnext.
The Luxembourg-based 3D printer manufacturer is about to launch the next generation of industrial 3D composite printers powered by BOSCH Rexroth’s automation technology. “We are happy and proud that the combination of our automation system, the know-how, and creativity of Anisoprint and the cooperation with our application team allows the realization of such an innovative printing technology”, said Peter Berens, Head of Sales Business Development Manufacturing, Business Unit Automation & Electrification Solutions at BOSCH Rexroth.
MTX is Anisoprint’s entry point into IoT: all data is collected and processed in real-time, allowing rapid reaction times. In this open architecture, the printer communicates seamlessly with higher-level systems like Aura and Aura Connect. Standardized interfaces make it easy to adapt to new hardware and software environments. PROM IS 500 end-users will benefit from unique advantages: “BOSCH Rexroth’s software allows us to set all the needed parameters for the peripheral devices and all the necessary modules. The certified BOSCH CNC combined with expertise and support allows implementing this fully open system in fundamentally new machines”, said Evgeny Babarykin, Product owner PROM IS 500 at Anisoprint.
Anisoprint established a strong business relationship with BOSCH Rexroth. It has been almost two years since the system was chosen for PROM IS 500 core and being implemented with the help of Rexroth professionals all over Europe, establishing a solid partnership built on trust and fascination. With the powerful open system that has proven itself in the market for decades, Anisoprint now has access to the most prominent technological innovations and experience. For example, features from laser cutting multi-axis milling that, when integrated, are able to make the additive processes more effective and competitive today and in the future.
Anisoprint focuses on producing its first models of PROM IS 500 meanwhile the MTX CNC system at the heart of the machine provides a wide range of additional capabilities, like 3D scanner integration, polymer annealing control, interpolation of numerous axes, and more. It is the start of a journey that will define the future of industrial continuous fiber 3D printing.
“BOSCH Rexroth CNC is certified for industrial applications and provides stable performance 24/7 with highest print speeds due to its beltless mechanics and better synchronization,” explained Fedor Antonov, CEO of Anisoprint. “With real-time synchronization, there is always a signal delay you cannot avoid. For 3D printing it is extremely important to minimize this delay — BOSCH provides a very good synchronization of accelerations and velocities between motion and extrusion, which significantly increases the tolerance and quality of prints”.