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The first large format super polymer 3D printer for industrial production. Create large-format parts in a 3D printer with 10 µm positioning accuracy with consistent repeatability.
The Roboze Argo 500 is a high-temperature industrial 3D printer from the Italian manufacturer Roboze. With its extruder capable of reaching 450°C and build envelope that heats up to 180°C, the ARGO 500 is compatible with superpolymers and composites such as PEEK, Carbon Peek, Helios PEEK 2005, Carbon PA and Ultem AM9085F, as well as polymers such as PC LEXAN EXL AMHI240F, FUNCTIONAL-NYLON, ABS-ESD, PP, FLEX-TPU, STRONG-ABS, and ULTRA-PLA.
Construction volume: 500 x 500 x 500 mm
Accuracy: XY:10µm ; Z:25µm
High-definition profile: 0.225 mm
Standard profile: 0.300 mm
Roboze has a beltless system, with a patented direct mechatronic movement of the X and Y axis through a gear rail. The system guarantees high mechanical precision and unparalleled positionality for a constant production process.
The ARGO 500's innovative extrusion mechanism, called the HVP extruder, enables the printing of superpolymers and composites. 3D printing takes place at up to 450 °C and with different extruders adapted to the filament.
The first super polymer 3D printer to use PLC technology from B&R (ABB Group) is called the Roboze ARGO 500. To enable the ARGO 500 to interact and communicate with the entire production flow in smart factories, Roboze and B&R have collaborated to bring industrial automation to 3D printing systems for the first time.
The Roboze Argo 500, with a volume of 500 x 500 x 500 mm (19.7 x 19.7 x 19.7 in), is the medium build size of the ARGO series.
The ARGO 500 is equipped with remote maintenance modules that help detect malfunctions and reduce the likelihood of downtime for the benefit of production. The Roboze ARGO 500 can evolve over time to incorporate new features, parameters, and data as the remote management function automatically provides software updates.
To achieve excellent mechanical properties and maintain dimensional tolerances on the generated object, a 3D printing process, from superpolymers and composites, requires a homogeneously heated chamber. Years of research and development of all elements involved led to the Roboze heating chamber technology.
The superpolymers and composites produced by Roboze are already available on the market and can be used instead of metal alloys when high temperatures, strong chemical resistance, and mechanical properties are required. Hundreds of companies, with the support of Roboze and thanks to the commercial partnership with Solvay, have transformed their production processes and replaced metals. As a result, time and costs have been optimized.
The Roboze HT Filament Dryer, integrated into the ARGO 500, can ensure ideal material drying and treatment. When a material is moisture-free, unsurpassed mechanical performance and surface quality of the final product is guaranteed.
The Roboze ARGO 500 is equipped with a remote control function that enables pressure and status monitoring. As time is an increasingly important factor, the ARGO 500 can be controlled from different locations thanks to the remote connection.
The printing process on the Roboze ARGO 500 is highly automated and subject to strict control - from the loading of the material to the self-calibration of the build plate, to the report at the end of the printing phase. The first step to excellent process management controls.
Using ULTEM AM9085F, Roboze technology has been able to produce cup holders that save up to 71% of costs.
By using carbon PA instead of metal, a centering device was developed that reduced the number of parts in the bearing by 92%.
By using PEEK, Roboze technology, 39% of costs could be saved in the production of bus bar holders.
By using carbon PEEK instead of specially alloyed brass, gears could be produced and their weight reduced by 84%.