USA-based 3DMonstr has launched the Super-Rex range of industrial fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers, affording considerable build volumes of 1, 2 and 3 m3.
3DMonstr set about developing the Super-Rex printers in response to its customers’ requests for larger build sizes than those currently afforded by its T-Rex range of 3D printers, the largest of these being 0.22 m3.
The Super-Rex range comprises three models, namely the:
The company has chosen a fully enclosed, box-style design for the Super-Rex range. A WiFi-enabled MonstrControl standalone controller is included for those customers that prefer not to or do not need to use a dedicated computer to control the printers.
The Super-Rex 333, 363 and 393 feature a heated print bed with 4, 8 and 12 individually controllable zones, respectively. The print bed also affords automated leveling and distortion compensation.
The printers are supplied with four filament extruders, which have water-cooled hot ends for consistent thermal control. An automatic tool changer (ATC), similar to those on CNC machines, has been incorporated to manage the four extruders. This means that multiple extruders can be used without impinging on the build volume. Each extruder is measured for X, Y and Z offsets so that multi-extruder settings are completely automated.
Both the Super-Rex and T-Rex ranges are capable of printing in a number filaments, namely acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), high impact polystyrene (HIPS), NinjaFlex (made from a specially formulated thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material), paraffin wax, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polylactic acid (PLA) and derivatives, polycarbonate (PC) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA). The company plans to introduce additional extruders for food (cheese, chocolate and frosting), low-temperature pastes (ceramics, clay and silicone) and plastic pellets (ABS, PLA and others).
‘You can’t beat the combination of price and what this machine can do for you,’ said Ben Reytblat, chief executive officer (CEO) of 3DMonstr. ‘As a smaller business, we know what it’s like when we can’t afford the tools the larger companies can. It remains our goal to help the smaller guys be able to take part in what this wonderful technology has to offer.’