3D printer for printing high-strength carbon fiber quadcopter chassis and VTOL drone fuselages (with wings)
High Performance Polymer 3D Printing is a scalable, open-source, liquid-cooled printer for new high-temperature polymers, as well as production from all currently available polymers. Compared to the samples produced on the original Prusa i3 MK3S, the modified printer produced samples with 22% higher strength in the YX direction and 25% higher strength in the ZX direction. Thanks to continuous monitoring and careful calibration of the hardware and firmware, the presented design can work as a research tool in materials science and produce large-scale components of high-performance polymers.
– 135 °C chamber with heating and cooling.
– Liquid cooling of the print head
– Direct-drive, liquid-cooled and heated high-temperature extruder powered by AC.
– Large assembly volume of 500 mm × 500 mm × 500 mm.
– The filament storage and drying chamber is heated to 90 °C.
– Possibility and space to add monitoring systems and additional sensors for material testing.