Formnext 2019 – Frankfurt (Germany)
At Formnext 2019, the world reference event for all those looking for solutions for next-generation industrial production that took place in Frankfurt (Germany), 19-22 November 2019, Robot Factory attended and presented all the news on the consolidated series of Sliding-3D, which sees the PLUS model, designed to guarantee maximum performance also using technologically enhanced materials that normally require extrusion temperatures between 280 °C and 450 °C, alongside to the standard model, already presented at the Formnext 2018 edition.
But the real novelty of this year on the Robot Factory stand was represented by the newborn Silver Belt. It is with this new product, which will be distributed in a mounting kit starting from the end of November, that Robot Factory promises to spread the most innovative technology of the last years in the extruded filament 3D printing.
The Silver Belt printer, as well as the professional Sliding-3D series printers, is a non-orthogonal coordinate system in which the construction plane does not coincide with the adhesion plane of the object to be printed. The X-Y plane is inclined with respect to the Z axis, therefore, the printing of each layer is inclined at a fixed angle with respect to this. This feature, together with the fact that the Z axis is a moving belt, allows the printing plane to move continuously with respect to the extruder, which in turn is inclined at 45° with respect to the plane, thus allowing to print objects in series , or very long objects, in an almost uninterrupted work cycle.