MT LSAM – Large Scale Additive Manufacturing
MT LSAM – Large scale additive manufacturing machines that print and trim on the same machine.
The moving table is 10’x12′ with a 10’x10′ working area
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
About MT LSAM
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
This machine is configured with both a print and trim head on a single fixed gantry mounted over a moving table. Like the 1010 above, this system can both print and trim, but not at the same time. The moving table is 10’x12′ with a 10’x10′ working area. The additional two foot of table length is for mounting an optional Vertical Layer Print Table, allowing parts that are up to ten foot tall to be printed vertically.
Print and trim heads on all LSAM machines are the same. Because of the open table configuration, the MT cannot be built to meet CE requirements. Both the 1010 above and the MT are available as “Print Only” machines for those who already have adequate trimming capability.
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.
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.