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MULTIAX CNC and REV3RD to launch new P Series LFAM 3D printer

The world premiere of the PrintX and HybridX systems will be at JEC World 2024

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MULTIAX CNC and REV3RD have pooled their expertise to collaborate on a new project: the development of a full line of cartesian 3D printers and a series of hybrid configuration CNC machines capable of both 3D printing and milling. They will be exhibiting and presenting these solutions at JEC World in Paris from 5 to 7 March.

At JEC, Multiax will showcase the CNC machining Center of the P Series in action. This monolithic closed-cell structure is engineered for high-level performance, with a gantry driven by twin drives, which allows great parallelism of movements, resulting in reduced vibration and extreme precision, particularly during high-speed machining of aluminum or composites.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see a live demo of the P Series printing sample parts in resin and witness firsthand the accuracy of material deposition, the regularity of the layers, and the overall consistency of the system.

The next-generation high-flow pellet extruder, provided by REV3RD and integrated into the P-Series, is designed for the fastest 3D printing, capable of extruding up to 25 kg of material per hour, with additional models available to extrude up to 60 kg/hour.

The main applications for our machines range from rapid prototyping, trim tooling, holding fixtures, low-temperature master models, casting patterns, to hot forming tooling, autoclave molds, oven molds, self-heated molds, as well as various components, spare parts, and design items.

Thanks to this range of extrusion capacity, the additive functions can be integrated into several other Multiax CNC machines, including 3 axis CNC Routers and large envelope 5-axis gantries, either with low rails or high shoulders and stunning vertical axis strokes.

All these machine models are available in two versions: for printing only (PrintX) and for printing plus milling (HybridX), to reply to different production strategies, necessities, and space constraints of end-users.

MULTIAX CNC and REV3RD to launch new P Series LFAM 3D printers, PrintX and HybridX systems, at JEC World 2024
The printing head and the feeding system

Regardless of the configuration, Multiax solutions are all based on Cartesian structures, capable of reaching higher accuracies and better stability than robot-based solutions, especially during the printing process.

The ability to adjust the printer’s head inclination via NC ensures optimal material build-up angles, while pellet extrusion 3D printing offers a wide range of material options, from soft grades to high-performance resins filled with carbon fiber or glass fiber. Layer-by-layer material deposition allows for the creation of complex component shapes that would be challenging to achieve through traditional processes, optimizing material usage.

At the core of the printing process, is the RD-M25, manufactured by REV3RD, a high-flow, medium-weight pellet extruder. An important feature of the RD-M25 is its water-cooling system, which enables operation in any environmental condition. The water-cooling loop ensures that the entire system remains at a controlled temperature, without any compromise on performance. Temperature control is one of the most critical parameters in 3D printing, and the RD-M25 excels in this area, equipped with four K-type thermocouple sensors.

The RD-M25 is driven by a powerful motor, ensuring reliability and efficiency in handling demanding printing tasks. Additionally, the MULTIAX package includes a material feeding system comprising a high-performance mini-dryer for pellet dehumidification, a vortex cyclone filter, cleaning valves, and hoppers, all contributing to the vacuum transport of pellets in the feeding system.

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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based VoxelMatters. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites VoxelMatters.com and Replicatore.it, as well as VoxelMatters Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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