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Build beyond possible, with Caracol AM

Manufacture with no limits in scale, shape, or materials, with Caracol’s Additive Manufacturing technologies: integrated LFAM platforms for large scale components.

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Caracol Large Format 3D Printers

Are you looking to bring the benefits of 3D printing to your large-scale industrial parts production? Look no further. Learn more about Caracol Large Format AM solutions, find your best fit.

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Heron Additive Manufacturing System

The turnkey LFAM platform to print parts in composite with no scale or shape limits. The hardware-software robotic system works on 6+ axes, modularly set to satisfy specific production needs.

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Materials for Industrial Applications

Caracol’s systems are made to process a broad range of materials, thoroughly tested and qualified for direct, continuous printing: from advanced polymers and composites to recycled materials.

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Additive Manufacturing Technologies with no limits in scale, shape or materials

 

Caracol’s LFAM solutions enable 3D printing of large, intricate components. These solutions encompass integrated hardware and software platforms tailored for production, meticulously designed to meet the most challenging manufacturing requirements.

 

Benefits of Large Format 3D Printing

Flexibility

Flexibility is the key to customising parts’ designs and geometries. With Caracol LFAM technologies, manufacturers can seamlessly translate their concepts from 3D CAD design to production, empowering them to turn their ideas into tangible reality.

Efficiency

Efficiency means faster time to market and lower costs. Optimised manufacturing processes result in shorter lead times and reduced operating costs without compromising on parts’ mechanical and functional properties.

Sustainability

Ensuring the sustainability of the entire process with a zero-to-positive environmental impact involves significantly reducing waste, utilising only necessary raw and recycled materials, minimising the requirement for storage, supports, or tools, adopting on-demand manufacturing with a digital library to mitigate logistical impact, and facilitating the transition to a circular economy.

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Large-Format Additive Manufacturing System

 

The comprehensive LFAM platform offers the capability to print composite parts without any restrictions on scale or shape. This hardware-software robotic system operates on 6 or more axes, allowing for modular configuration to meet precise production requirements.

 

The system can produce components using a wide range of thermoplastics and composites, sourced from both virgin and recycled materials in pellet and shred forms. This versatility makes it ideal for manufacturing various medium to large-scale parts, including structural elements, diverse tooling (e.g. jigs, moulds, beams), prototypes, metal replacements, and an array of applications and components.

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Caracol Case Studies

Automotive

Automotive

How large 3D Printed mock-ups can accelerate the automotive industry

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Aerospace, Tooling

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LFAM aerospace composite parts fly high with 3D Printed Autoclave moulds

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Marine

Marine

Discover Baluga, the world’s first 3D printed sailing boat produced by Caracol in one piece with MyReplastTM recycled material.

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3D Printing Materials for Industrial Applications

 

Caracol’s systems are made to process a broad range of materials, thoroughly tested and qualified for direct, continuous printing: from advanced polymers and composites to recycled materials from upcycled waste or parts at the end of their life.

 

Additive manufacturing materials for flexible, efficient part production across sectors

 

Selecting 3D printing materials with a meticulous qualification process, Caracol’s MATERIAL LAB constantly works to expand the range of qualified materials to process with its systems, always pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

Investigation

The first step to identify target material and best suppliers on the market.

Testing

The material can be successfully extruded with Caracol’s systems and is tested to define its properties.

Characterisation

The material can be used for production and a detailed datasheet is released with mechanical and thermal properties.

Qualification

Following tests on several prints and applications parameters are defined to guarantee best printability, repeatability, and performance on the material.

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