ROTARY 3D PRINT
Benefits: (see top 5 benefits Blog)
Compared to a Cartesian process, rotary printing uses far less support material and prints faster.
Stresses are directed inward toward axis center. No warping, no bed-peeling.
This is unlike any other additive process. For certain applications, this capability is critical.
Process (more details in manual):
Generate CAD file of the final part
Must be the same ID as the print bed/mandrel (can be any diameter, but must match)
Fully compatible with multi-material printing
Compatible with hybrid operations, with additional steps
Configure machine for rotary operations
Install rotary axis and optional tailstock (30 seconds install)
Install round stock in ER32 collet or rotary vise
Run macro to configure A-axis for printing and auto bed levelling
Home axis and level bed/mandrel
Print then remove part from mandrel
TPU can be released directly from mandrel with solvent and a long prying tool
Rigid material will require a sacrificial layer - either a layer on the mandrel, or a layer of printed support material (preferably soluble)