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Anisoprint, a Russian manufacturer of continuous fiber 3D printers and materials, has entered into the UK market with iMakr, a London-based global reseller of 3D printers, scanners, and services.
The company’s 3D printing technology processes composite materials to produce structural parts with the strength and properties required for end-use applications, from industrial manufacturing to individual use including athletic equipment.
Innovation - Heart - Product - IMakr - Co-extrusion
“3D innovation is at the heart of every product we offer at iMakr, so the fiber co-extrusion technology that drives the Anisoprint Composer was something we absolutely had to test. Needless to say, we were impressed,” said Eric Savant, CEO of iMakr.
“We believe Anisoprint’s approach to fiber 3D printing on the desktop is superior to anything else we’ve seen on the market, let alone with this large print size. Anyone looking to produce high-strength parts or jigs and fixtures will want a closer look.”
Anisoprint - Composer - Sizes - A3 - Mm
The Anisoprint Composer, now available in 2 sizes: A3 (420 mm х 297 mm х 210 mm build area size) and A4 (297 mm х 210 mm х 145 mm build area size). Photo via Anisoprint.
Founded in 2015, Anisoprint developed its continuous fiber 3D printing technology to manufacture optimal composites impossible to produce with the other processes. This method is based on the unidirectionality of composites, otherwise known as anisotropy. Materials which are directionally dependent enable various properties within a structure, for example, stiffness or strength.
Anisoprint - Materials - Structures - Shape - Composites
According to Anisoprint, such materials behave the best in one-dimensional structures, therefore the best shape for composites are grids or lattices which consist of one-dimensional ribs. Therefore, the internal forces can be limited in the material to just one direction in every rib to focus on the maximum composite material strength and stiffness in that direction. Many anisotropic structures can be found in nature, and have led to bio-inspired designs in additive manufacturing.
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