Our AFT hardware is easy to use and operate. The high-performance Build & Fusion modules guarantee an absolutely superior part quality perfectly suited for serial production.
Your Build Module is easy to operate with 9T Labs' software. Process control and sensor feedback is continuously provided and monitored. A heated material deposition ensures continuous and consistent operation. Easy access to all components enable a quick setup.
Feedback-controlled motors ensure highest positioning accuracy and continuous process control. A carefully engineered temperature management system provides reliability and reproducibility of the material deposition process. Filament sensors are integrated to ensure continuous deposition and material change.
Temperature controlled chambers for material storage and deposition provide high z-direction bonding strength between the layers and ensure low moisture uptake.
The Omnidirectional Filament Placement technology combines the layup accuracy and quality of automated fiber placement technology used in aerospace with the resolution of additive manufacturing. The infinite rotation of the deposition system allows to place continuous fiber strands along desired trajectories. The intentional rotation of the foot ensures better fiber control and increased print quality in corner regions by deliberate friction.
The system enables the use of industry standard thermoplastic fiber tapes with proven track record and known material characteristics.
Inside the Fusion Module you can produce parts with superior surface finish, get maximum adhesion between layers and increase the design latitude by enhanced fiber orientation and functional integration.
Your Fusion Module is very easy to operate with 9T Labs' software. Process control and sensor feedback is continuously provided and monitored. An integrated utility board provides easy access to connect heating and cooling devices as well as sensors.
Molding of the printed parts coming from the Build Module maximizes the bonding between layers, reduces the residual voids inside the printed structures as well as the residual stresses and provides a class A surface finish. The electric actuation and integrated cooling system of the Fusion Module allows for direct control and monitoring of the molding process.
By introducing molding, the Additive Fusion Technology allows welding of individual sub-components and reshaping of parts to create the final part architecture. This new design latitude lets you create complex 3D fiber architectures not believed possible before, unlocking the full potential of continuous fiber composites.
In addition to the increased fiber design latitude by introducing molding, the Additive Fusion process allows to integrate sensors, load introduction points, metal inserts and other multi-material features.
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