The HERON AM is Caracol’s large-scale additive manufacturing cell. The cell comprises a robot, an extruder, a pellet feeder and dryer, and a manufacturing tray.
The cell is supplied with toolpath generation software developed by Caracol: HEIDOS. Two control panels are installed, one driving the robot and the other the extruder.
The system can be used to produce large polymer and composite parts such as draping moulds, superstructure or architectural parts.