Raise3D launches RMF500 for carbon fiber reinforced 3D printing



Raise3D announced the launch of the RMF500, a new 3D printer intended for small series production in the industrial sector.

Following the announcement of its in-house MetalFuse industrial 3D printing solution last month, the RMF500 enables users to quickly print carbon fiber-reinforced end-use parts that Raise3D says will help customers “expand” their activity at a more demanding level ”.

The machine focuses on three key features, including its large build volume and fast print speeds, high precision, and compatibility with high performance materials.

The RMF500 adopts Independent Dual Extrusion System (IDEX), which can print two jobs simultaneously. With a build volume of 500 x 500 x 500mm, it can achieve print speeds of up to 300mm / s.

Raise3D says they designed the machine to be tough and durable. This includes its linear motors which can produce models with an accuracy of 0.001mm along the X and Y axes and an accuracy of 0.0009765mm along the Z axis. Its 1μm closed loop synchronous control also reduces speed variations with changes in engine load.

On the materials side, Raise3D matched the machine with carbon fiber reinforced filament with higher stiffness and lower shrinkage rate, and unlike similar materials on other platforms, does not require a heated chamber. to avoid warping. The parts printed on the RMF500 are said to be lightweight but extremely strong, which Raise3D says offers a “potentially perfect alternative to metal parts.”

Materials are loaded through the RMF500’s four large 2.5kg cartridges, allowing users to automatically switch between main / auxiliary cartridges without intervention. Positive pressure humidity control maintains chamber humidity below 5% relative humidity.

Visitors to Formnext this week can find out more at the Raise3D booth (Hall 12.1, G79).

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