Solved Servo Applications

Servo Drives for 3D Printers

3D (three-dimensional) printing, also known as 3D fabrication, refers to methods and processes of creating, modeling, and/or prototyping various objects for further use or analysis. Various methods for the manufacturing of these objects will typically include polymers or metal powders. Starting with a computer-driven set of instructions, the machines ‘print’ successive layers of material while applying hardening source (UV light, lasers, etc.) until object formation is complete.

Motion Needs

Control of all X-Y-Z axes for dispensing head positioning and movement

Customer Requirements

    Same functionality over different models

    • Multiple machine variations and sizes
    • Varying motor sizes and power levels

    Precision motion control

    • Customer-designed controller compatiblity
    • Traditional input commands for torque mode control

    Reliable performance demands

    • Eliminate quality problems from previous motor and drive suppliers

    Solutions Technology

      ADVANCED Motion Controls' proven products

      • Displaced the competition with significantly more cost-effective solution
      • Earned customer's satisfaction with proven reliable and stable technologies
      • Smaller machine designs included simple modifications to off-the-shelf AxCent drives
      • Larger machines incorporated custom configured DigiFlex® Performance drives

      "Drives as a partner product"

      • Multiple motor manufacturers have come and gone
      • ADVANCED Motion Controls' drives have been the standard since initial implementation and with all new designs

      Excellent support

      • Knowledgeable sales and support representative team
      • Proactively promoting less-expensive solutions to customer to reduce their costs
      • Gained trust by providing continual person-to-person support, especially through any redesign