Anisoprint is a professional 3D printer manufacturer based in Luxembourg that develops FDM/FFF machines. Its 3D printer range offers composite 3D printing, i.e. its machines can create parts with continuous fiber reinforced materials, be it carbon, glass or balsate fibers. Among its range is the Composer A3, a compact professional 3D printer that offers a printing volume of 460 x 297 x 210 mm. It can print continuous fibers for greater strength than a conventional plastic while also being lighter than aluminium.

Key features of Composer A3

The Composer A3 offers a more generous 3D printing volume than its sister, the Composer A4. It is an open machine, which means it is compatible with any plastic on the market. What makes it particularly interesting is its compatibility with composite materials, especially with continuous fiber reinforced materials. Indeed, it is based on the manufacturer’s Composite Fiber Co-extrusion (CFC) process, which is based on the FFF process. Composer A3 can create parts with carbon fibers and basalt fibers.

The machine is equipped with a 4.3″ touch screen, a heated build plate capable of reaching 60°C and two extruders that can reach up to 270°C, making it compatible with a wide variety of thermoplastics. It integrates Anisoprint’s proprietary slicer, Aura, which makes co-extrusion, i.e. 3D composite printing, possible. It remains compatible with the Cura and Slic3r slicer but simply for the simple extrusion process – therefore without fibers. Aura will allow the user to have full control over the positioning of the fibers.

Composer A3 will allow you to create end-use parts that are stronger than parts made of ABS for example, while still being very light – twice as light as some metals depending on the manufacturer. A good alternative to metal additive manufacturing, which is more expensive and often more complex to master.