Our technologies allow to span from extreme precision to large dimensions:

Caracol Proprietary Robotic AM Technology


Proprietary AM Robotic System

Caracol FDM

FDM Industrial Printers for Production

SLA Caracol

SLA Industrial Printers for Production

Proprietary Additive Manufacturing Robotic System

Proprietary-AM-Robotic-Technology
We developed Scalprum 13800, our proprietary advanced Additive Manufacturing Robotic System.

Our robotic system allows us to overcome issues that traditional 3D printing faces to manufacture advanced industrial applications. This technology allows us to manufacture large scale pieces, with complex geometries and high-performing materials.
For example, we can manufacture large scale prototypes and pre-series, jigs, fixtures and tooling components, for the aerospace, automotive and advanced industrial sectors.

Advantages vs existing technologies

1. No limits in scale and complexity

thanks to the 6-axes technology and free-form slicing possibilities

2. Drastic reduction in production time

it deposits 10x the material vs other 3D Printers

3. Significant raw material cost savings

directly transforms pellets into filaments

4. High precision, material compactness and resilience

thanks to the 6 axes technology and free-form slicing possibilities.

5. Adapts to a variety of robotic arms

with a minimum payload of 15Kg.

Caracol proprietary robotic technology AM 3D printing

The features that allow our robot to provide those advantages:

01-Cella DEF

Integrated robotic cell with auxiliary systems

such as Fume extraction, Insulated walls, Temperature Control and dehumidification system

02-Scalprum

Proprietary
Extruder

for printing of blends of high performing polymers (e.g. PEEK) and fibers (e.g. Carbon fiber)

00-Robot

+6 axis robotic cell industrial technology

for printing of large scale and complex geometries industrial components

04-Software

Proprietary interface and control system software

enables automation of full cell, user friendly experience and easy management of complex functionalities

FDM Industrial Printers for Production

Man using FDM technology for production
We chose fused filament fabrication (FFF) or fused deposition modeling technology (FDM) as it is the only 3D printing technology that allows for the production of parts with incomparable mechanical, thermal and chemical properties, fully exploiting the benefits 3D printing provides in terms of performance improvement, time, cost and waste reduction advantages.
FDM technology works through material extrusion. It builds parts layer by layer, from the bottom up, by heating and extruding the thermoplastic filament. An object is built by selectively depositing melted material, in a predetermined path, layer-by-layer. The materials used are thermoplastic polymers.
This allows for the production of objects with complex geometries, built with extreme accuracy and precision. When needed, soluble supports ensure complex details are obtained, with a tolerance of 0.025 mm.

The advantages of FDM Printers

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Caracol 3D Printing FDM

Superior Qualty

FDM allows us to fully customize solutions to best respond to client’s needs in terms of performance (mechanical, chemical, thermal and more).

Extensive Material Range

FDM works with the widest range of high-performance techno polymers, providing the possibility to work with composites and continuous fibers and to easily scale up the production.

Process Accessibility

This technology provides the greatest advantages in terms of accessibility of the manufacturing process and the greatest cost reductions on finished parts.

No Size Constraints

The flexibility and openness of FDM technologies allows them to provide increasingly larger solutions, according to need.

SLA Industrial Printers for Production

SLA Caracol
We selected stereolithography (SLA) for its ability to fully take advantage of the DfAM possibilities and for the synergies it provides with FFF (e.g., hybrid applications). It produces parts with the highest resolution, accurate details, and flawless quality and finishes of all AM technologies.
SLA works by exposing resins, light-reactive thermoset polymers, to determined light’s wavelengths, polymerizing monomers and oligomers into solidified rigid or flexible geometries. It manufactures complex parts in very little time.

Thanks to the great variety of resins formulation available, SLA technology can be used for a wide range of industrial applications: the mechanical, optical and thermal properties of these materials match those of thermoplastics currently used for applications in the most performing sectors.

The advantages of SLA Printers

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Caracol SLA 3D printing

Isotropy

SLA creates highly isotropic parts, ensuring predictable performance across the X, Y, Z planes. This is ideal for jigs and fixtures, finished parts, and functional prototyping. 

Watertightness

SLA printed parts are continuous ensuring they are watertight. This is need for components where air or fluid flow must be controlled and predictable.

Accuracy and Precision

With layer resolution up to 25 microns, SLA provides the most accurate and precise solutions, even on extremely small components.

Details & Smooth Finishes

The exceptionally smooth surfaces of SLA printed parts provide a flawless finish and reduce post-processing time for sanding, polishing, and painting.

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