LSAM – Large Scale Additive Manufacturing
LSAM – Large scale additive manufacturing machines that print and trim on the same machine.
Available Table Sizes:
10′ wide, with length capability up to 100′
Additive Manufacturing Features
- Additive and Subtractive Gantries on the same machine
- Standard Dual Dryer System
- Standard Thermographic Imaging Camera
- Working Envelope 10 feet (up to 100 feet available)
- Standard Fume, Dust and Chip Extractor System
- Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout
- QCore SuperControl
- Machine Training and Installation
LSAM represents an all new technology for large scale 3D printing of thermoplastic polymers. While other large scale additive manufacturing efforts attempt to scale up small, filament-fed desktop printer techniques, LSAM is, at its core, designed for additive manufacturing of large structures using a fundamentally different approach
There is a lot of difference with this quality CNC Machine. The print process is different. The additive manufacturing machine is different. The print head is different. The control is different. The software is different and the resulting parts are different.
This machine is designed for industrial production. This machine is a full-fledged industrial additive manufacturing system that is intended for the production of big scale components.
LSAM Printing Process
This machine prints a large bead at room temperature. This is a process which is essentially an exercise in controlled cooling. Polymer cooling and not print head output determines the processing speed of the printer. Print head output determines how large a part you can print. Polymer cooling determines how fast you can print each layer.
Parts are printed onto a patented Bead Board. This virtually eliminates cooling stresses and part warping. A patented compression wheel fuses layers together while generating highly precise print bead dimensions. This is measured in thousandths of an inch.
What is it Used For?
LSAM is intended for the production of large scale components. They’re built from steel plates using slot and tab construction. This means the machine itself is stronger and stiffer than the usual structural steel machine construction. These powerful machines can print both horizontally and vertically.
Our LSAM machines are ideal for industrial productions of things like car parts and aeroplane wings. They are efficient and can complete the task efficiently. They also have a better level of precision in comparison to more traditional machines.
A Printer That Works Differently: Extruder Screw Technology
LSAM uses extruder screw design and a polymer melt pump for its additive manufacturing. This technology means there’s no need to change the screws when processing different polymers. LSAM is unique in that it can process most materials with the same screw and metal pump.
The changeable Melt Core means you can increase print head throughput for large parts on the same machine.
Parts are printed horizontally, or with an optional vertical layer print system. This means that parts can be printed that are as tall as the machine table length.
What are the Benefits of an LSAM Printer?
The benefits of an LSAM printer is that its able to print and trim on the same machine. It is 10’ wide with a length capability up to 100’. This powerful machine has a list of manufacturing features such as a Standard Fume, Dust and Chip Extractor System. Our machine also comes with complete machine training and installation.
If you’re in need of help with your product, we offer CNC consultancy services which will help you along the way.
LSAM Case Studies
Take a look at some of the latest LSAM case studies by clicking on the below images.
Check out some high-quality LSAM videos to get an idea of what this impressive printing machine can do. If you have any questions about large scale additive manufacturing machines, get in touch with our specialists today.