Automated Innovative Form Cells
Additive manufacturing is a stable industry that is working up its way to the finest and delighted bona fide parts of businesses, and is getting to the mainstream part to compete with the traditional procedure to introduce a newer, more modernized creation system. This makes people come and see what additive manufacturing is for.
You want to be an additive manufacturing pro but wishing for a low-cost 3D printer? Try Form Cell. Introduced by Formlabs, Form Cell is made up of a series of five or more Form 2 3D printers connected to each other plus an all new Wash and Cure system that will allow the material recovery after the additive manufacturing machine is done with producing the end product of your design.
The Form Cell eliminates downtime because you can schedule an automatic print job that can be left to work without anyone needing to be present while the Form Cell is doing its job and so to make sure that no Form 2 is idle while others are busy printing designs. You can supervise the process of printing the designs by overlooking the print failure detection and edit quickly using the remote monitoring and altering. These systems are available to be monitored with the corresponding Android and IOS app for the Form Cell. You can also integrate into CRM, ERP and MES systems by using the API endpoints.
Form Cell is made up of:
• Automation dashboard
• Form 2 print stations
• Replaceable rolling racks
• Post-processing stations
• Gantry system
• UV-blocking panels
• Print failure detection
• Machine guard
This Form Cell consists of these parts to create products as efficiently as possible. Form Cell is also controlled by an automated system to create an independent digital factory. It is labor free and no further check-ins needed for the machine to run nicely. The Form Cell is also favored for its lowest cost per part.
Further tackling the API endpoints, the business systems like CRM, ERP, MES and your very own specifically made homegrown systems can be integrated to the Form Cell so it could be tailored to your own standards.
The Wash and Cure system helps with the final process of your design creation by cleaning the prints with alcohol and exposing it to light. After the Wash and Cure process, it will be brought to the racks or carts so it would be ready for packing and distributing or whatever you are to do after creating the designs.
The lights out manufacturing process is the process by which the Form Cell can be left without anyone having to watch over the system and check if it goes well. The machine itself has an arm in the rig that can move the product to another part after it is done for that one process and onto the next process. Unless of course when you are loading the Form Cell with the well needed filament powder to start the printing process, integrate the design to the Form Cell and leave it be.
The Form Cell is ought to be around $40,000 to $50,000. It will be costly at first, but think of it as an investment. And because there are no labors needed, it is a very good way to minimize cost and earn more profit. Sure, it might be hard to oust that money out early in the business but thinking about the calculations and all after the machineries, parts are working well and designs are printed like 1, 2, 3 without paying anyone to man the system to monitor the progress but you, it will be the greatest investment as a professional, or even as a hobbyist.
Automated Innovative Form Cells