Axis increases its investments with RAPLAS

Despite uncertain economic times, Axis continues to invest to meet the growing demand of its customers. The choice was naturally made for a new RAPLAS 700, which is the second of the first machine acquired last year (see article).

Patrick Christoux, president of Axis, explains: “After a year of use with the RAPLAS 700, we have been able to judge the quality of the machine’s printing and its speed. The resin we use allows us to produce precise parts with excellent mechanical qualities and the variable beam sizing gives a surface finish of the highest quality. Our customers appreciate it and tell us so by recommending their parts on this machine.

In order to support the growing demand it was natural for us to invest in the same technology and brand.

Even though RAPLAS offers an “open” resin system, which allows us to not be limited by the manufacturer’s resins we essentially use their white ABS resin which meets our specifications every time and is REACH compliant and meets ROHS standards.”

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RAPLAS Axis invests

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The RAPLAS 700 uses the SLA additive manufacturing technology. The term ALS comes from StereoLithography Apparatus. It is the oldest method of modern additive manufacturing. It is this technology that gave the name to the STL for STereoLithography. The concept is based on the elaboration of a three-dimensional object by polymerization thanks to a UV laser. A photosensitive resin is polymerized layer by layer according to the movements of the UV laser, itself directed by the previously established model (3D file). The tray is lowered little by little so that the resin can cover the previous layer. Once the part is completely cured, the tray is raised and the part is recovered.

Its tray then, of 700x700x500mm, allows to print large parts, easy to access thanks to the space provided for this purpose. This saves time and simplifies the cleaning of the parts after printing.

For the most observant among you, you will certainly have noticed the Stratéo of the French company e-motion Tech, a 3D printer based on FDM technology. For more information on this technology you can find it on our FDM wire laying page and read the article on our investment.