SprutCAM Robot is one of the best software packages in the world when it comes to 3D and 5D robot printing. It was therefore very important for us to find a partner who can translate this into practice. It is important that this partner has knowledge of robots and plastics, but also manages and can further develop the printing process. We have found the ideal partner here in HB3D.
HB3D has 2 printing robots, one of which is on a track. In addition to giving demos, HB3D also provides guidance to customers who have purchased a robot print cell, if desired.
HB3D is a production company and technology developer specialised in large volume 3D / 5D robot printing. We have knowledge of plastic extrusion (synthetic and biological plastics), robotics and automation software (CAD, CAM). We see our expertise as the central hub of collaboration with all stakeholders in large-volume 3D/5D printing.
Large volume 3D printers are complex technical systems and are developing rapidly. The “trick” is to perfectly coordinate the extrusion process and the movements of the robot to deposit the plastic melt in the right amount and temperature for optimal adhesion between the print layers. The settings of the printer are different for each type of material and for each product. While small 3D printers are now widely used, large volume 3D printers are a whole different ballgame…
HB3D considers it important to use raw materials in a sustainable manner and wants to contribute to a circular economy with its knowledge and expertise. We hope to achieve this by using large-volume 3D/5D printers for various applications, ranging from design and art to highly constructive applications such as in the construction, automotive and maritime sectors.
Our company’s mission is to print large constructive products with sustainable raw materials and also to realise affordable total solutions for SMEs so that customers can get started with large-volume 3D/5D printing and thus set up their production processes cost-efficiently.
Our expertise is making products with large-volume 3D / 5D robot printers, and also integrating hardware and software into a professionally functioning total system for 3D/5D printing of thermoplastics, possibly integrated with post-processing (milling, drilling). In recent years we have gained a lot of experience in producing final products as well as moulds for various customers.
We make our knowledge and expertise available to every customer who wants to have a product printed and/or who wants to use printer systems in their own production process. We prefer to develop new materials, designs or special printer systems in co-creation with the customer themselves in order to make optimal use of each other’s expertise and thus accelerate innovations. In this way, HB3D can remain a leader in knowledge and expertise in the field of 3D/5D robot printing. Clients come from the private sector (companies) and the public sector (schools, universities, municipalities).