Stratasys Ltd has announced the development of its Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator. Unveiled at the RAPID + TCT show in Pittsburgh, the new platform is to be composed of a modular unit with multiple 3D print cells working simultaneously and driven by a central, cloud-based architecture.
“The Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator is an important milestone in the company’s long term vision to make additive manufacturing a viable solution for volume production environments,” says Scott Crump, Stratasys Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer. “It combines our FDM print quality, GrabCAD control and monitoring, and a new multi-cell, scalable architecture to create a breakthrough manufacturing platform.”
The Stratasys Continuous Build 3D Demonstrator has been designed to produce parts in a continuous stream with minor operator intervention, automatically ejecting completed parts and commencing new ones. Each 3D print cell can produce a different job to enable mass customization projects. Additional cells can be added at any time to the scalable platform, while automatic queue management, load balancing and architecture redundancy further contribute to accelerated throughput as jobs are automatically routed to available print cells.