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AREVO – Aqua System

Manufacturer : AREVO
Sectors : Industry, Aerospace, Automotive

AREVO’s AQUA System produces the largest, strongest, and lightest continuous carbon fiber parts in the 3D printing industry.

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high-speed additive Manufacturing system for large continuous carbon fiber composite structures

THE AQUA ADVANTAGE

  • Manufacture parts as small as a basketball or as large as a bike frame.
  • Reduce human error through high-speed automation.
  • Simplify site and facility preparation via ambient processing.
  • Rapidly change materials for continuous printing.
  • Automate manufacturing via closed-loop temperature control and robotic systems.
  • Go beyond 2.5D planes and print fibers via true 3D deposition.

Arevo aqua System

AQUA’S DEPOSITION HEAD

AQUA’s deposition head is mounted on a six-axis robot that heats the incoming filament via laser and compacts the heated filament during deposition via roller.

XPLORATOR™ SOFTWARE

CONTINUOUS CARBON FIBER MANUFACTURING AUTOMATION SOFTWARE

AREVO’s Xplorator™ software is the brainpower behind every step of the AQUA process, from part design to manufacturing.

ADVANTAGES

  • Explore and validate a design’s strength before manufacturing using additive finite element analysis (AFEA).
  • Optimize geometry and integrate parts with continuous carbon fiber composites using generative design.
  • Create custom toolpaths that were previously impossible with traditional composites manufacturing.

MATERIALS

CONTINUOUS CARBON FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTICS (CFRTP)

Engineered and manufactured by AREVO to interface with the AQUA System.

Currently offering :

  • Nylon/CF (50% FVC)
  • PEEK/CF (50% FVC)

ADVANTAGES

High fiber volume content (FVC) thermoplastic materials for both high temperature engineering (PEEK/CF) and consumer (Nylon/CF) applications.

Extensive material characterization data integrated with Xplorator™ software for predicting mechanical strength in printed parts.

 

AQUA MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS

  • BUILD VOLUME : Geometry Dependent L 1000 mm x W 1000 mm x H 530 mm
  • CELL WEIGHT & SIZE : Approx. 4000 kg (integrated caster wheels) & L 4254 x W 2047 x H 2986 mm3
  • POWER REQUIREMENTS : 208 VAC, 70 A, 3P+N+G, 50 / 60 Hz
  • COMPRESSED AIR SUPPLY : 620 kPa / 140 LPM, ISO 8573-1 Class 1
  • NITROGEN SUPPLY : 345 kPa / 18.4 LPM, ≥99% purity
  • VACUUM SUPPLY : 75 kPa / 235 LPM
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM : Facility exhaust connection required
  • ROBOT : 6 axis robotic arm + continuous rotation turntable
  • LASER :
    Normal Operation: Class 1 Laser Product
    Maintenance: Class 4 Embedded Laser, NIR
  • OPERATING ENVIRONMENT : 20–50 ºC, 30–60 % RH, non-condensing
  • ACOUSTIC NOISE EMISSION : < 85 dBA
  • OPERATOR COMPUTER : Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • CONNECTIVITY : Ethernet, internet-enabled CCTV, touch screen
  • MATERIAL : PEEK/CF, Nylon/CF

Arevo aqua System

XPLORATOR™ SOFTWARE

Xplorator for toolpath generation, additive finite element analysis (AFEA) structural simulation, manufacturing simulation, and machine operation.

Highlander for maintenance and diagnostics.

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About AREVO DED Composites 3D Printing From their headquarters in Silicon Valley, AREVO is pioneering the future of composites production through digitalization and automation. The AREVO AQUA System is the world's first high speed additive manufacturing system capable of creating sizable, continuous carbon fiber composite structures on demand. Arevo make…

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