Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Roboze has announced the launch of two new 3D printers, as well as two additional printing filaments.
Replacing the older Roboze One product line, the new PRO series comprises the One PRO and Plus PRO machines, each operating on Roboze’s signature high-temperature FFF technology. The latest releases are designed primarily for functional prototyping and tooling applications with high-performance polymer and composite materials.
To complement the systems, the firm has also expanded its filament portfolio with the launch of Roboze PEKK and Roboze ToolingX CF.
“With the Roboze PRO series, production becomes stronger, faster and less expensive,” said Alessio Lorusso, founder and CEO of Roboze. “We have engineered the Professional solution with the sole aim of providing a performance-oriented solution for manufacturing companies, expanding application opportunities with accessible materials and industrial-grade hardware-software solutions.”
The One PRO and Plus PRO
Both of the contenders in the PRO series aim to consolidate productivity, print quality, versatility, and cost-efficiency in one neat package. Starting with the Roboze One PRO, we have an enclosed 300 x 250 x 200mm build volume, a patented beltless movement system, and print precisions of down to just 15 microns. The system even leverages polymer films coating the build plate to improve part adhesion, and is compatible with Carbon PA, PP, ABS-ESD, Flex-TPU, and more.
On the other hand, we have the beefed-up Roboze Plus PRO, a true industrial-grade workhorse. Slightly larger with a build envelope of 300 x 250 x 220mm, the Plus PRO is designed to process the highest-performance engineering polymers on the market, including PEEK, Carbon PEEK, Carbon PA, and the firm’s new PEKK and ToolingX CF filaments.
One of the most noteworthy features of the PRO series is the previously unseen integration with the firm’s Prometheus slicing software. The comprehensive yet easy-to-use print preparation has now been graced with a new set of ‘UltraFAST’ printing profiles, enabling PRO 3D printer builds to run faster than ever before when using Carbon PA and ULTRA-PLA filaments. Roboze also intends to release high-speed print profiles for some of its other materials.
Additionally, Prometheus also now supports UltraQuality profiles for PEEK, Carbon PEEK, and ToolingX CF filaments, with a focus on part quality.
Roboze PEKK and ToolingX CF
Looking at the new materials, Roboze PEKK is a polyetherketonketone formulation defined by its thermal, mechanical, and chemical resistance, as well as its flame retardant properties. Suitable for applications such as custom aerospace test benches, the filament is tough, lends itself to isotropic parts, and is great for both high-stress and high-temperature conditions.
Similarly, Roboze ToolingX CF is a carbon-fiber reinforced composite combining lightweight, rigidity, excellent thermal stability, and self-extinguishing properties. The material also features chemical resistance, making it ideal for tooling components surrounded by organic acids, gasoline, oils, brake fluids, and coolants.
According to Roboze, a prime use case of ToolingX CF is the 3D printing of molds for paper pulp products. A printed mold would replace a part that would usually be manufactured out of aluminum, cutting costs by over 60% while enabling optimized geometries that would otherwise be impossible to fabricate.
Technical specifications and pricing
Below are the technical specifications for the Roboze One PRO and Plus PRO 3D printers. Contact Roboze to receive a quote.
|One PRO||Plus PRO|
|Build volume||300 x 250 x 200mm||300 x 250 x 220mm|
|Precision||15 microns||15 microns|
|System dimensions||790 x 690 x 1660mm||790 x 690 x 1910mm|
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Featured image shows the Roboze Plus PRO (left) and One PRO (right). Image via Roboze.