Yesterday Royal Roos hosted the official launch of the first industrial scale CFAM 3D printer in cooperation with printer builder CEAD from Delft. This first printer has been purchased by Royal Roos and a second, soon to be build, printer is already sold to Poly Products from Werkendam.
One of the main features of the printer besides build volume of 4 x 2 x 1,5 meter and capacity of 15 kg/hour is the ability to add a continuous fiber (CFAM) to the matrix of thermoplastic materials.
Now the printer is ready, Royal Roos and CEAD will further optimize the printing process following their cooperation agreement. Via sister company Royal3D, Royal Roos can now offer alternative solutions for the maritime industry in the fields of production, prototyping and replacing steel parts and components, using the printer. Alternatives with multiple advantages like lightweight products, better corrosion resistant materials and a significant reduction in the production process.
“As examples of printable products we are now thinking of connections for piping and rudders, but also a buoy, hatches and scale models” as Fulko Roos of Royal Roos mentions. “Possibilities are numerous, we are noticing an increasing interest within the maritime industry and are very enthusiastic to start printing the first models.”