AFPM - Latest in high speed affordable 3D printing technology for small batch manufacturing

Slow speed 3D printing has been the major cause of delayed prototyping and longer lead time. It is the primary driving force behind losing out on countless purchase orders. Printing at speed over and above 100gm/hr is now a reality. 

High-speed 3D printing is the new norm of the advanced, efficient, and productive manufacturing sector. From prototyping to small-batch to high-strength end-use and functional parts, high-speed 3D printing is penetrating the heart of manufacturing and new product development.

Current Challenges

FFF 3D printers generally work on the principle of uniform extrusion rate throughout the print time. The flow of the molten material is constant across the geometry of the part, regardless of the design demands. The biggest disadvantage we have been witnessing is that the filament weight, during the extrusion, decreases significantly at high speed, giving a bad quality finished product.

After 10000+ hours of extensive research, we found that the problem is not in the extruder but lies with the gear and hot-end system.

At high-speed 3D printing, the filament deforms in the gear system. Because of the backpressure generated by the hot-end coupled with no auto-control of the material flow rate, 3D printers show a slight slip in the system leading to a complete or partial nozzle blockage. This results in longer turnaround time in prototyping, small batch 3D printed end use and functional parts.

How does AFPM work?

This patented technology by Divide By Zero relies heavily on intuitive automation and smart software application to automatically determine potential pitfalls, take corrective measures, and minutely calibrate the extruder to optimize the movement and flow to deliver an output quality far superior to all other FDM and FFF 3D printers currently available in the segment.

In simple words, AFPM works on automatic control of material flow rate on a layer by layer basis depending upon part geometry.

Material Strength

Achieve unmatched deposition rates at high-speed print operations by boosting part strength and quality.

 In addition, AFPM matches the industrial standardized metrics of the built materials by complying with the thermal, elasticity, and RA value requirements.

Benefits of AFPM
Adaptive flow rate & Temperature Control

AFPM technology auto adjusts the material flow rates at every odd and even layers of the built component, based on its geometrical stress requirements.

Deposition rate

AI based neural learning ensures adaptive deposition rate as per the geometry. Layers with highly complex organic structures have low deposition rates and those, without details and simple structures, are developed at almost 10X times faster deposition rates.

How AFPM is single handedly challenging small batch CNC machining and traditional FFF 3D printers simultaneously

CNC Machining Traditional FFF Printer AFPM - AION500 MK3
Polymer Weight 110 gm (extra 300 gm required as it is subtractive manufacturing)110 gm 110 gm
Print/Machining Time 12 hrs6-7 hrs 1 hr
Raw Material Cost 11 Rs/gm2 Rs/gm 2 Rs/gm
Operating Electricity 8 KWh or more1.5 KWh 1.5 KWh
Operating Electricity Cost 40 Rs/hr or more7.5 Rs/hr 7.5 Rs/hr
Tool Cost 30000 Rs/year or moreMay or may not required (1000-4000 Rs/year) May or may not required (1000-4000 Rs/year)
Labor Cost 500 Rs/dayMay not be required May not be required
Tool RequiredNot required Not required
Tool cost for this part 2190 Rs765 Rs 727 Rs
Tool cost (350 gm/day) 15,90,000 Rs4,40,000 Rs 4,40,000 Rs
Design Limitation Highly design limited processNo limitation No limitation
Achievements - Incorporating AFPM
AFPM - Jigs & Fixtures

Jigs & Fixtures are considered as the backbone of any production unit. Jigs & Fixtures are usually manufactured and fabricated using metal or wood imposing serious design challenges and heavy investment in production time.

AFPM - Medical Industry

3D printing technology provides countless medical experts with a physical 3D model of the desired patient anatomy that could be used to accurately plan the surgical approach along with cross-sectional imaging.

AFPM - Jigs & Fixtures

3D printing technology provides countless medical experts with a physical 3D model of the desired patient anatomy that could be used to accurately plan the surgical approach along with cross-sectional imaging.

AFPM - Sheet Metal Industry

On-board your business with ground breaking innovations in the 3D printing industry. Now bend metals with plastic using patented AFPM technology. AFPM is fully capable of delivering complex-forming high-strength tools that allow you to bend mild steel, stainless steel, copper with up to 2.5 mm thickness.


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