Thermwood expands LSAM product line

CiMJune21News - thermwood1
CiMJune21News - thermwood1

Thermwood, a manufacturer of the LSAM large scale thermoplastic composite additive systems has announced the availability of even larger size machines.

The LSAM additive manufacturing system line is already broad, with additive printers from a 5x5ft table to large dual gantry print and trim systems up to 10x40ft. Machines longer than 40ft are available, but several 10x40ft systems are the largest built to date.

With this new announcement, the large dual gantry print and trim machines are now available in a 15ft width in addition to the current 10ft width tables. As with the 10ft wide tables, the new 15ft wide table machines are available in lengths from 20ft on, in 10ft increments.

The new machines utilise the new wide gantry design that was first developed for Thermwood’s LSAM 1010. The LSAM 1010 has both a print head and a trim head mounted on the same gantry, hence the need for a wide gantry even though the table is only 10x10ft. The dual head combination on the 1010 weighs over 7,000lb, requiring a significant engineered gantry structure.

The smallest table length available in the 15ft width LSAM is 20ft. However, because of the modular design of the table and support walls, this length can be increased by 10ft increments.

The new machines are equipped with all the advanced features of the entire LSAM line, including the thermal sensor layer automation system which automatically controls bead temperature at layer fusion to produce virtually perfect bonding between layers.

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