Chromatic Unveils Line of RX-Flow Large-Format 3D Printers
Printers are designed for reactive extrusion additive manufacturing, company notes.
November 18, 2022
Chromatic 3D Materials is launching RX-Flow, a new line of 3D printers for reactive extrusion additive manufacturing with thermoset polyurethanes. Designed for development work and low-volume industrial production, RX-Flow printers are a low-cost option for manufacturers interested in testing and implementing industrial 3D printing with flexible materials.
Chromatic's RX-Flow printers are based on the company's RX-AM materials and technology platform specifically designed for 3D printing thermoset elastomers such as 2k polyurethanes. The printers include control systems and instrumentation designed for printing with Chromatic materials and software.
Chromatic is offering monthly technical service subscriptions for purchase with each printer. Materials available for purchase include printable polyurethanes with Shore A hardness ranging from 50 to 90. Chromatic also provides custom materials with a variety of colors, hardness and special properties.
“There are many manufacturers who want to test drive 3D printing with thermoset engineering materials but find industrial 3D printers cost prohibitive. Our new line of R&D printers gives them a budget-friendly way to demonstrate proof of concept and take their first steps toward industrial-scale 3D printing with new technologies like reactive extrusion additive manufacturing,” says CEO Dr. Cora Leibig.
Chromatic offers R&D printers in two sizes:
- RX-Flow 3500: 18.9x29.3x7.63-in. (479x743x194 mm)
- RX-Flow 7000: 26.75x41.1x7.63-in. (680x1040x194 mm)
The printers can produce up to 800 g/hr. Features include a T-track aluminium table and lead screw drive system. The printers carry a CE mark. Printers for larger volume industrial production are available on request.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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