ARGO 500 is the first 3D printer for super polymers and composites equipped with the Roboze Automate technological ecosystem, which brings industrial automation to 3D printing. Thanks to the combination of hardware, advanced sensors, B&R PLC control, Roboze Beltless technology and total process control, Roboze 3D printing is repeatable, automated and controlled, like any other industrial production process.
ARGO 500 has been designed to produce finished parts using the highest performing super polymers and composites of the entire sector, monitoring the management of the material, from hygroscopic control to drying and preheating, up to the gradual cooling phase of the produced part. Everything is designed to achieve extraordinary mechanical performance.
Speed and repeatability
The patented Roboze Beltless system has made the use of rubber belts in 3D printers obsolete, replacing them with racks and pinions, thus achieving the mechanical accuracy typical of a machine tool. Beltless technology, combined with the B&R industrial automation system, increases production speed, precision and repeatability of the printed parts.
Integration into production
ARGO 500 is the first 3D printer for super polymers equipped with PLC technology from B&R (ABB Group). Roboze and B&R have collaborated to bring for the first time industrial automation into 3D printing systems dedicated to metal replacement, making ARGO 500 integrate and communicate with the entire production workflow in smart factories.
Roboze has introduced on the market super polymers and composites suitable for the replacement of metal alloys in environments where high temperatures, high chemical resistance and mechanical properties are required. Thanks to industrial partnerships such as the one with Solvay, Roboze has helped hundreds of companies to change production methods and replace metals, optimizing time and costs.
In ARGO 500, all the process variables are controlled in a completely automatic way, eliminating the manual operations and the experience required by the operator - from the leveling of the build plate to the calibration of the extruder, from the insertion and automatic change of filament up to the functions of drying and preheating of the material. Everything is automated and controlled.
Communication and maintenance
Thanks to the powerful B&R industrial computer it is equipped with, the ARGO 500 controls, analyzes and stores all the information and parameters used in the production process. The system, at the end of each print cycle, creates a data log recorded automatically in the internal memory. This allows the certification of every single part.
ARGO 500 is equipped with remote maintenance modules to analyze possible anomalies and to reduce the possibility of downtime for the advantage of productivity. The remote management feature includes the automatic sending of software updates to allow the ARGO 500 to evolve over time, acquiring new features, parameters and intelligence.