With the L280 3D printer from the Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) series by German RepRap, a real "Game Changer" is launched. For the first time, it is possible to use liquid material such as Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) for additive manufacturing.
Cross, lattice or honeycomb structures, there are a lot of possibilities. The structure in the object can be controlled at molecular level. With the LAM process, the application direction and thus the cross-linking can be influenced on an very exact niveau.
Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)
The highly viscous Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) is especially used for products that require a high degree of fineness. Companies already using this silicone can now combine the unique benefits of already-qualified silicones with faster prototyping and small batch production of highly complex parts.
Print Head Technology
The new print head technology allows precise metering and mixing ratios. A special blender head ensures optimal connection of both supplied components. The mixing ratio is thus precisely adjustable and allows intervention at the layer level. Where conventional production technologies such as injection molding require all molecules to be aligned, the LAM technology can be used to influence the application direction and, thus, the cross-linking at a molecular level, resulting in better material strength compared e.g. to injection molding.
One integrated software suite contains everything you need to print high quality parts. Customizable settings and advanced processes put the controls into your hands. Included in scope of delivery.
The special halogen lamp releases activation energy to accelerate the complete cross-linking, on a molecular level, between the two components. A finely tuned action, for both small and large objects, is ensured by the travel speed of the lamp. Due to this thermal cross-linking, the printing time is considerably reduced, at the same time the printing result, especially in terms of time savings, sets new standards.
On Site Service
Through our worldwide certified partner network, we offer our customers our unique on-site service. In addition to the maintenance and repair services, our partner offer Software and Hardware Trainings.
The sound safety technology monitors the curing process. Deviations are registered and displayed by the system. Through an integrated special light system the statuses of the safety electronics are displayed for the customer. Any Irregularities will automatically stop the print job.
Precision in Continous Operation
The basic construction of the L280 is very stable. The production takes place in Germany with high-quality components. This makes the L280 a long-lasting device that has been designed from the outset for commercial use.
The touchscreen allows intuitive operation of the printer. This allows each print job to be started comfortably. Optionally, a network connection via Ethernet and WLAN with browser-based control and monitoring via webcam is possible.
Maintenance and Service
Tailored to the needs of industrial use, the customer is optionally offered a maintenance contract as well as professional on-site service by a trained technician. The worldwide German RepRap partner network ensures a reliable service through a personal contact person.