ROBOZE Introduces The ARGO 350 Industrial 3D Printer

By on November 25th, 2019 in printer

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 The colorful ROBOZE ARGO 350 high temperature 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]
The colorful ROBOZE ARGO 350 high temperature 3D printer [Source: Fabbaloo]

ROBOZE announced a new machine targeting industry, the ARGO 350.

The Italian company specializes in developing high temperature 3D printers that are capable of 3D printing strong production parts in “superpolymers” such as PEEK and ULTEM.

ARGO 350

The company had previously released the ARGO 500, a high temperature 3D printer with a large build volume of 500 x 500 x 500 mm. Now the new machine has a smaller build volume of 350 x 300 x 300 mm.

Why a smaller build volume? Aren’t bigger things better?

Not always, it turns out. My suspicion is that ROBOZE has encountered demand for a lower priced unit with similar functionality, and one way to achieve that is to shrink the device. This lowers the price and still allows clients to 3D print most objects required.

ROBOZE ARGO 350 Features

 The hot build chamber on the ROBOZE ARGO 350 [Source: Fabbaloo]
The hot build chamber on the ROBOZE ARGO 350 [Source: Fabbaloo]

The ARGO 350 includes ROBOZE’s standard innovations, such as a beltless mechanical system able to withstand huge temperatures, and a high temperature extrusion system they call “HVP”, which can extrude materials at 450C. Some other high temperature 3D printers still use plastic belts within the heated chamber, and they can over time deteriorate and deform, causing multiple print issues.

ROBOZE believes the mechanical systems they’ve included in the ARGO 350 are suitable to near-guarantee identical results when 3D printing repeated objects, a requirement for production systems.

ROBOZE Materials

ROBOZE believes the ARGO 350 will be of significant interest to the oil & gas, automotive and aerospace sectors, which often require parts made from high performance materials, such as PEEK. The company’s current list of materials includes:

  • Carbon PEEK (Chopped carbon fibers mixed with PEEK)

  • SABIC’s EXTEM AMHH811F filament

  • ULTEM AM9085F

  • Carbon PA (Polyamide mixed with 20% chopped carbon fibers)

  • Polypropylene

ARGO 350 Build Chamber

While the extrusion system on the ARGO 350 can reach 450C, the build chamber itself can be heated to as high as 180C. This dramatically reduces the thermal gradient when 3D printing materials at high temperatures, and thus reduces the possibility of warped prints. ROBOZE says the ARGO 350’s build chamber can be heated to 180C in “just over an hour”.

While some 3D printer manufacturers are new to the high temperature game, ROBOZE has been producing devices in that market for several years and thus has considerable experience in designing their equipment to meet the high requirements of extreme temperatures.

If you’re seeking a high temperature industrial 3D printer, you might consider the ROBOZE line.


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!