ABSolute 2, coming in April...
|After more than a year of R & D in collaboration with the Maped R & D department, the ABSolute is ready in its final version.|
Compared to version 1.0, a lot of changes in the design and geometry have improved the print quality and the possibilities of the machine.
Some pictures of Prints, click here.
Production already started, the first deliveries are expected in Q1 of 2017.
If you have questions, contact us: pboichut [at] qualup.com
90°C Heated Chamber
The ABSolute's heating chamber ensure perfect prints in ABS. The fact of printing in a heating chamber at 90°C eliminates the tension and shrinkage phenomenon on parts.
Double Glazing Enclosure
The machine is fully enclosed in double glazing. No risk of burns.
The machine is made of three independent thermal areas :
Zone #1 "Extrusion" upper section : Extruders, Heater, Cooling, Ventilation...Totally isolated from the printing chamber, only the extrusion nozzles penetrates in the printing chamber.
Zone #2 "Printing" middle section, capable of heating to 90°C, only the essentials items are in this area : Mobile printing bed in the 3 Axes, Delta arms and carriages. This conception limits to a maximum the number of elements withstand high temperatures.
Zone#3 "Electronic" lower section, contains the electronics and the 3 engines of the 3 axes. This area is ventilated permanently.
Reversed Delta Technology with Magnetic Ball Joints and TSS (Three Spheres System)
The Delta inversion allows to position all the sensitive elements (Extruders, Ventilation, Heaters, Coolers...) outside of the heating printing zone.
Static Print Heads and Motors
Print Heads are static. In avoiding the movement of large masses and motors, it has been possible to add all the latest technologies in the head (DualDrive, tilting, liquid cooling...), there is no more mass to move.
Print Bed in Polyetherimide
The print bed is made of an aluminum sheet screwed on the principal heating support and a PEI sheet of 1mm bonded with a high temperature glue.
Optionally, we can provide others types of print bed : perforated fiberglass, tempered glass, thermoplastic...
Tilting Dual Head
The dual extrusion head rotates, this allows an automatic shut off of the unused nozzle and prevents it from smudges marks on parts
Generally, the first head is reserved for printing of the part and the second one for the print of support.
Dual Heads or Single Head on the same machine
The ABSolute 2 can be delivered with a dual heads and/or single head. The double heads are particularly suitable for printing technical parts in ABS + HIPS Support
Interchangeable Print Heads
We have taken particular care while designing to the easy of maintenance and evolution of the machine. Extrusion heads are removable in less than 5mn.
The calibration of the printing bed is automatic and performed prior to each print.
The height calibration of the 2 nozzles is also done automatically before every print, you can change the print head within a few minutes, the machine will recalibrate automatically.
The ABSolute2 is one of the most polyvalent and open machines on the market.
Very High Temperature Extrusion Heads (500°C) with Liquid Cooling
The Dual extrusion Head exists with air cooling for the standard materials (ABS, HIPS, PLA...) which do not require extrusion temperatures higher than 300°C (572°F).
But it also exists with an option of liquid cooling allowing extrusion temperatures up to 500°C (932°F). This option allows to extrude absolutely all extrudable material available on the market.
Extrusion Head with liquid cooling system are equipped with professional self sealing couplings (exchange of heads "live", without draining the cooling circuit).
The high temperatures heads are equipped with high sensivity sensors (Resolution < 0.2°C).
Cold Swappable Nozzles
By using a very special high temperature sealing washer, the heads are able to switch nozzles at room temperature. No leaks, no burning hazard.
It is not necessary to heat the head for changing a nozzle, a special joint allows the dismantling of the cold nozzle.
Dual Drive System
The filament is driven by a dual system "DualDrive". This principle allows for perfect wire feed without scoring or deformation.
Our DualDrive extruder is twice as powerful than a traditional single drive extruder .
The drives are made of steel, providing better resistance during extrusion of loaded materials.
The replacement of the filament is very simple, a lever releases the filament.
Ventilation is one of the key of successful 3D prints. Particular care has been taken to the ventilation of the part.
A turbine with brushless motor controled by Gcode pulses hot air at high speed through adjustable nozzles.
This allows you to test the material by varying the ventilation.
Standard Filaments and Spools
We provide filaments with adapted printing configurations, but ABSolute2 extrudes any type of filament Ø1.75mm (a spring system compensates automatically the variations in wire diameter).
You are free to choose your suppliers.
The ABSolute2 is an « open » machine, absolutely all the printing settings may be available and modifiable : temperatures, speeds, thicknesses of layers, support... You have a total access.
It function with under 2 modes :
You'll also have a total access to the Post-Processor which allows to generate the GCode.
The ABSolute2 is delivered in standard with a RJ45 port (Ethernet), a USB port for maintenance, WIFI, a video camera.
It can be operated or controlled by PC, a tablet or a phone (Android-IOs) with a video feedback.
It can be managed from your network by cable, WIFI, or by Internet, with the possibility to initiate, suspend, stop a print from wherever you want.
The ABSolute2 has a stockage space of 10Gb which allows to keep the files you often print.
The ABSolute2 is one of the most polyvalent machine on the market. : Dual head, single head, 300°C, 500°C, total control of all print settings, uses any standard filament...
To sustain your investment, we always try to keep a downward compatibility for all future developments.