MX3D Metal is an affordable multiple axis 3D printing tool. After developing our MX3D-resin printer, we again used an industrial robot and combined it with a welding machine and developed software to drive this combination. From small parts to large constructions – with this technology we can 3D print strong, complex structures out of sustainable materials.
The MX3D robot can print with metals, such as steel, stainless steel, aluminium, bronze or copper without the need for support-structures. By adding small amounts of molten metal at a time, we are able to print lines in mid air. Different types of software that work closely together drive the combination robot/welding.
We are developing software, parameters and printing strategies for the different kinds of 3D printable ‘lines’. For instance, vertical, horizontal or spiraling lines require different settings, such as pulse time, pause-time, layer height or tool orientation. All this information is being incorporated in the software.