Roland's 3D Rapid-Prototyping Printer
Roland DGA enters the additive manufacturing arena with the ARM-10.
Roland DGA Corp. (www.rolanddga.com) has entered the additive 3D printing space with the ARM-10, designed for validating a design in the initial stages of prototyping or modeling a complex shape. Incorporating a DLP (digital light processing) layered projection system, the ARM-10 builds prototypes by sequentially printing and UV curing layers of resin. Complex parts that previously required multi-axis milling can be printed quickly and easily. The unit’s suspended build system minimizes resin usage, making the process more efficient and affordable. The printer uses Roland’s imageCure resin, which becomes semi-transparent after curing, and includes monoFab Player AM software, which supports 3D printing from STL files and features such automatic functions as filling in any gaps in 3D data, simplifying meshes, and generating supports. The ARM-10 is part of the company’s monoFab series, which also includes the SRM-10, a compact 3D subtractive milling machine.