Bosch Rexroth MTX, a ‘tried-and-tested’ CNC system, is to be incorporated into Anisoprint’s composite 3D printers for continuous fibre additive manufacturing.
The new Anisoprint Prom IS 500 is announced as being equipped with Bosch Rexroth automation technology, allowing for real-time data collection and processing for rapid reaction times; easier communication with higher-level systems like Aura and Aura.Connect, as well as standardised interfaces that should make it easy to adapt to new hardware and software environments.
Anisoprint, a 3D printing start-up based in Luxembourg founded by a core team of Russian engineers and scientists, is looking to develop continuous fibre additive manufacturing to produce carbon reinforced plastic parts capable of substituting metals in industries such as aerospace.
“Bosch Rexroth’s software allows us to set all the needed parameters for the peripheral devices and all the necessary modules. The certified Bosch CNC combined with expertise and support allows to implement this fully open system in fundamentally new machines,” said Anisoprint’s Evgeny Babarykin.
Anisoprint says that the MTX CNC system at the heart of the machine provides a wide range of additional capabilities, like 3D scanner integration, polymer annealing control, interpolation numerous axes, and more.
“Bosch Rexroth CNC is certified for industrial applications and provides stable performance 24/7 with highest print speeds due to its belt-less mechanics and better synchronisation,” explains Anisoprint CEO Fedor Antonov. “With a real-time synchronisation, there is always a signal delay you cannot avoid. For 3D printing it is extremely important to minimise this delay — Bosch provides a very good synchronisation of accelerations and velocities between motion and extrusion, which significantly increases the tolerance and quality of prints.”
“We are happy and proud that the combination of our excellent automation system, the know-how and creativity of Anisoprint and the cooperation with our application team allows realisation of such an innovative printing technology,” added Peter Berens, head of sales business development manufacturing at Bosch Rexroth.
Previously, German polymers 3D printing company BigRep partnered with Bosch Rexroth as it looked to scale its FDM technology.