Press Release Summary:
Combining fast test cycle times withÂ small build volume, RAM10™ 3D Printer Materials Development Kit provides open materials development system that uses ViriPrint™ software and includes fluids manifold, electronics, and spreader bars. Ability for users to change powder, binder, firing parameters, tubing, and powder deposition subsystems enables distributed development of new materials setsÂ as well as scale-up to larger systems.
Original Press Release:
Viridis3D Launches RAM10(TM) 3D Printer Materials Development Kit
Woburn, MA – Viridis3D LLC has released an open materials development system designed to make R&D fast, cheap, and easy – called the RAM10™3D Printer Materials Development Kit.
The new RAM10 Materials Development Kit is very simple in construction and has very fast test cycle times with a small build volume. The kit includes: fluids manifold, electronics, and spreader bars (which are the same as the larger RAM140™ and RAM260™ printers). The RAM10 uses ViriPrint™, which is the same software as the production printers.
According to Viridis3D CTO, Jim Bredt, "Many of the most valuable product enhancements in 3D printing actually originated from the customers’ feedback." Therefore, Viridis3D has taken a very different tactic from the older large format printer manufacturers. The RAM10 3D Printer Development Kit allows users to change powder, binder, firing parameters, tubing, and powder deposition subsystems — enabling distributed development of new materials sets. The similarities allow scale-up to the larger systems to be as seamless as possible.
"We're very eager to see the products that come out of the academic and industrial sectors as they start to use this materials development system," said Will Shambley, President of Viridis3D. "There are a great many untapped 3D printing applications. We're hoping that by making this easy-to-use development kit, that we will be able to create a thriving development community around the bigger production RAM printers."
The first system was installed in early June at Palmer Manufacturing & Supply, Springfield OH. Ken Strausbaugh’s efforts on binder research were quickly rewarded. “It was extremely easy and fast to get the RAM10 up and running. With a little guidance form Viridis3D, we had a new ink working in just a few days,” said Strausbaugh.
Viridis3D can provide additional training on ink and powder development, and service & support for the systems. Options for new printhead and powder spreading configurations will be available soon.
Viridis3D is an all-inclusive supplier of robotic additive manufacturing (RAM) technology for foundry sand, investment casting, and ceramics applications. Viridis3D sells materials, 3D printers, robots, auxiliary equipment, software, and the training needed to successfully deploy 3D printed solutions. Sales service and support, to USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Europe.
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