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SLCOM 1

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EnvisionTEC’s SLCOM 1 is the first and only industrial thermoplastic reinforced woven composite 3D printer on the market today. With a build envelope of 762 x 610 x 610 mm (30 x 24 x 24 in.), the new SLCOM 1 uses a new patent-pending process known as Selective Lamination Composite Object Manufacturing.

The SLCOM 1 is available with a wide range of custom-made thermoplastic reinforced unidirectional or multidirectional woven fibers tailored to the customer performance needs. These composite matrix materials deliver high-quality 3D printed parts suitable for use in aerospace, automotive, consumer products, sporting goods, and potential applications in the medical space.

Machine Properties

Build Envelope

762 x 610 x 610 mm (30 x 24 x 24 in.)

Accuracy

+/- 100 µm (.004 in.) in X and Y, one layer thickness in Z after lamination

Cutting Speed

Up to 5080 cm (20 in.) per second linear speed

Min/Max Layer Thickness

0.1 – 1.0 mm (0.004 – 0.04 in.) Prior to lamination

Build Speed

Post lamination layer thickness dependent

Material

UNI and Bidirectional Thermoplastic Pre-pregs

Cutting Gantry

4 Full AXIS cutting Gantry system (XYZR

Footprint

4076 x 2616 x 2372 mm (160.5 x 103 x 93.4 in.)

System Properties
  • Builds solid parts using layer-by-layer laminated thermoplastic composite fabric sheets from a roll
  • Unique material storage feed concept
  • 975 x 975 mm (48 x 48 in.) X/Y/Z cutter range with 30kHz ultrasonic blade cutter
  • Automatic anti-lamination fluid application
  • Waste material not fully laminated to build, reducing post-processing
  • Processes continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic pre-pregs for use in lightweight structural applications
  • Composite materials can be tailored for:
    • Exceptional toughness
    • Environmental resistance
    • Vibration dampening
    • Low flammability characteristics
    • High wear resistance
    • Radiolucency/x-ray transparency
Applications