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New Fused Filament Fabrication Technology for 3-D Printing



Cincinnati Incorporated's Small Area Additive Manufacturing system (SAAM) powered by NVBOTS debuted at FABTECH 2106 in Las Vegas.

Cincinnati Incorporated (CI) and New Valence Robotics (NVBOTS) introduced SAAM (Small Area Additive Manufacturing), a new industrial 3-D printer at FABTECH 2016. SAAM is powered by NVBOTS and uses fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology to 3-D print plastic parts directly from a CAD design. Designed as a complement to CI's BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing), the new system allows designers to prove-out part designs while saving material and time. Once the design has been validated for form and functionality on SAAM, the same CAD files are used to produce larger full-scale parts on BAAM.

The SAAM system offers automated part removal and is paired with NVCloud software that allows users to print parts anytime, from any cloud-connected device - while providing administrators with full control of workflows typical in a shared-use scenario.

"Additive Manufacturing has opened a new world for parts designers and engineers," said Carey Chen, President and CEO of Cincinnati Incorporated. "SAAM allows these innovative people to push the boundaries of part design by quickly rendering prototypes, and providing the ability to test their designs prior to full-scale production on the much larger BAAM system.

SAAM is not only for prototyping BAAM parts. "We can simulate any type of part with the SAAM," said Chris Haid, Director of Operations & Product Management and Co-Founder, NVBOTS. "The same CAD file we use for the plastic prototype can be sent to a laser, a press brake or a shear for metal fabrication. It reduces waste in the design process and allows shops to accelerate moving to the production phase."

Cincinnati Incorporated will handle sales, distribution and support for the SAAM.

For more information contact:

Cincinnati Incorporated

7420 Kilby Road

Harrison, OH 45030-8915

513-367-7100

info@e-ci.com

www.e-ci.com

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