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EnvisionTEC Industrial SLCOM 3D Printers

EnvisionTEC Industrial SLCOM 3D Printers

SLCOM 1

This groundbreaking 3D printer for composites launched with the SLCOM 1 in early 2016. Our Selective Lamination Composite Object Manufacturing (SLCOM) technology additively manufactures woven fiber composites preimpregnated with thermo­plastics using a propriety method. It automates production of composite parts with amazing surface finish and X-Y strength. A wide variety of fiber and thermoplastic material choices, and mixes, are available. We believe this innovative machine, which can build objects up to 10 cubic feet, will change the face of composite manufacturing.

  • Machine Properties
  • System Properties
  • Applications
Build Envelope 30” x 24” x 24”
Accuracy +/- 100 microns in X and Y One layer thickness in Z after lamination
Cutting Speed Up to 20 inches per second linear speed
Min/Max Layer Thickness 0.1 mm to 1.0 mm (prior to lamination)
Build Speed Post lamination layer thickness dependent
Material UNI and Bidirectional Thermoplastic Pre-pregs
Cutting Gantry 4 Full AXIS cutting Gantry system (XYZR)
Footprint 125”H x 156” W x 93” D
  • Builds solid parts using layer-by-layer laminated thermoplastic composite fabric sheets from a roll
  • Unique material storage feed concept
  • 48” x 48” X/Y/Z cutter range with 30kHz ultrasonic blade cutter
  • Automatic blade replacement with blade wearing auto detection
  • Automatic anti-lamination fluid application
  • Waste material not fully laminated to build, reducing post-processing
  • Processes continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic pre-pregs for use in lightweight structural applications
  • Composite materials can be tailored for:
    • Exceptional toughness
    • Environmental resistance
    • Vibration dampening
    • Low flammability characteristics
    • High wear resistance
    • Radiolucency/x-ray transparancy

Aerospace, Automotive, Medical Devices, Manufacturing



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