Roboze Launches Extreme Parts Network

By on May 22nd, 2020 in Service

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Roboze's distributed parts manufacturing network [Source: Roboze]
Roboze’s distributed parts manufacturing network [Source: Roboze]

Roboze launched their long-awaited distributed additive manufacturing service.

The Roboze 3D Parts service is a network of workshops equipped with Roboze’s industrial Argo 3D printers, which are capable of producing high-quality, high-temperature parts in a variety of exotic materials.

Roboze calls the network a “manufacturing service for extreme applications”, and indeed it is, based on the materials they’re offering.

The Roboze Argo machine is capable of 3D printing in:

  • Carbon PEEK, a mixture of high-temperature PEEK and chopped carbon fiber to result in parts that have huge heat resistance and maintain incredible strength
  • PEEK, which has a high heat resistance
  • EXTEM AMHH811F, a polyimide material based on SABIC’s EXTEM resin that has excellent flame resistance
  • ULTEM 9085, which is a well-known SABIC material that is both strong and has high heat resistance. It’s typically used in aerospace applications
  • Carbon PA, a polyamide with 20% chopped carbon fibers for added strength

I’m sure you’ll agree these are among the most extreme materials one could find in the 3D print world today, and thus are suitable for extreme applications.

Roboze 3D Parts

Why have a service to produce these parts when one could simply 3D print them on one’s own equipment? There are several answers that justify the existence of this service.

Some buyers might not have high-temperature-capable 3D printers such as those from Roboze, and it’s more straightforward to order a part from the service than buying an entire 3D printer and associated hardware and materials.

Some may regularly require 3D printed “extreme parts”, but the frequency is not sufficient to justify purchase of a 3D printer. In that case it’s less expensive to use a 3D print service.

Finally, 3D printing with extreme materials requires some skills; these materials are among the most challenging to 3D print successfully. This requires some skills and experience, which is readily available when using a 3D print service that does this every day.

The service is distributed, meaning it’s made up of a number of participants who have Roboze equipment with spare cycles. These empty periods can be filled by taking on intermittent work through the network, and this can provide some extra income for a Roboze 3D printer operator.

From the point of view of the part requestor, it’s just a 3D print service and there is little need to know much about the party doing the actual production. Roboze 3D Parts provides a seamless experience through the ordering process.

Roboze Strategy

This is a great move by Roboze, who may have found some companies interested in high-temperature parts, but not yet able to purchase their own equipment. The service provides a kind of bridge between having nothing and having a 3D printer.

It’s quite likely those using the service may succeed with the part and grow over time. Eventually they may be able to acquire their own Roboze equipment. Thus Roboze 3D Parts is in a way a method to generate future purchase clients.

Robone CEO Alessio Lorusso said:

“Roboze 3D Parts is a key component of our vision to help manufacturers reduce their supply chain costs and time through digitalization of their inventory. Help them accelerate innovation to cope with the fast evolving market dynamics and deliver customized parts when they need, where they need.”

If you’re looking for a quick way to obtain strong, high-temperature 3D prints, you might want to look into Roboze 3D Parts.

Via Roboze 3D Parts

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!

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