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CEAD | Composite Additive Manufacturing

We build large scale 3D printers

For continuous carbon- and glass fibre reinforced polymer products

Discover CFAM Prime
CEAD composite additive manufacturing 3d printer

Continuous fiber printing

Both glass- and carbon fibre can be used for increased mechanical properties.

Siemens CNC technology

The latest CNC system architecture is implemented under strict quality guidelines, maximizing performance and reliability.

Large format printing

Allowing volumes to 2 x 4 x 1,5 m, CFAM printer is the largest commercially available 3D printer in Europe.

Controlled print volume

A 'smart' heating cooling system based on real time information from thermal cameras is used to keep the object at the right temperature.

Engineering plastics extrusion

Virtually all thermoplastics are processible. PP, PET, ABS and even high temperature materials such as PEEK.

High speed production

Manufacture your products at incredible speeds. With an average output of 15 kg/hr the CFAM Prime is able to run 24 hours without operator interference.

Large complex shapes

Using the CFAM Prime gives the designer more design freedom compared to conventional production methods. Complexities as internal channels, complex curvature and mounting- and assembly features can be integrated into one design. Allowing volumes of 4x2x1.5m makes the CFAM Prime very beneficial for large complex products in low quantities.

"I have been an entrepreneur for 49 years now. The drive of these young people gives me a lot of energy. At Poly Products we manufacture fibre-reinforced plastic products. With this 3D printer we can work faster, at lower costs and we have less manual labour. This makes it easier to make one-off products and showing customers a prototype, without making a mould."
Jan Schrama, founder of Poly Products
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Significant cost reduction

In comparison with conventional composite production methods, the CFAM Prime reduces the number of production steps. Costly moulds are eliminated in the process and less labor costs are achieved since the process is mostly automated.

"Fast and accurate 3D printing of large and strong (ship) parts was so far not possible. With this new 3D printer this will work. We are, for example, investigating how to use this technology to produce gangways. 3D printing is not only fast, but, if linked parametric design, you can also calculate the cost price in advance. Moreover, it is possible to recycle materials."
Fulko Roos, founder of Royal Roos
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Faster than conventional production

The reduction of process steps with the CFAM Prime in comparison with the conventional production methods results in shorter lead times for large complex products. Local production becomes profitable again and provides you with new business opportunities for low volume manufacturing.

"I have been an entrepreneur for 49 years now. The drive of these young people gives me a lot of energy. At Poly Products we manufacture fibre-reinforced plastic products. With this 3D printer we can work faster, at lower costs and we have less manual labour. This makes it easier to make one-off products and showing customers a prototype, without making a mould."
Jan Schrama, founder of Poly Products
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A solution for every industry

Building & Infrastructure

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Maritime

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Automotive

Aerospace

How can we help you?

  • The CFAM Prime can be used for a wide variety of manufacturing purposes. Leave your contact details and tell us your plans so we can give you the best advice.

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Operator training

It doesn’t end with the delivery and installation of your CFAM Prime. We’ll train your operators for immediate and optimal use of your machine.

Involvement in application

We understand that making the switch to additive manufacturing may bring challenges. Therefore, our engineers will work with you to ensure maximum feasibility for your application.

Thorough aftercare

Excellent aftercare is deliverd by CEAD to keep your machine up and running.

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