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V-REX: 3D printing technology for continuous fiber materials from Austria

Austrian AM startup VENOX has launched its V-REX 3D printer for composite materials. The machine is aimed at industrial customers and the R&D sector.

The VENOX Revolutionary Extrusion System (V-REX) is equipped with a 5-axis printing system that is optimized for processing continuous fiber materials. This enables precise alignment of fibers such as carbon in their natural direction and uses their anisotropic properties to produce high-performance components. By using a rotary swivel table, the fibers can be laid freely in space, allowing exact placement along the force path.

Another feature of the V-REX is its automatic tool changer, which can handle up to six different print heads in a single operation. These can reach temperatures of up to 500 °C and are water-cooled, which enables a wide range of materials to be processed using the FFF process. The printing plate can also be exchanged and reaches temperatures of up to 200 °C, while the build chamber can be heated to up to 100 °C.

VENOX was founded in 2022 and focuses on 3D printing for the production of high-strength parts made of various materials with integrated electronics. The company’s innovative approach enables the seamless integration of sensors and conductors during the printing process.

V-REX received financial support from Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws) through the PreSeed DeepTech grant, which supports companies with technological challenges. This grant helped VENOX to develop the 5-axis continuous fiber print head. According to the company, this funding is part of aws’ efforts to strengthen Austria’s technological leadership and make innovations internationally competitive.

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