Mosaic Array 3D Printer
High throughput. Low cost. No downtime.
Access increased throughput with Array's automated bed changing and material handling systems. Increase your capacity by ten times. Array's robotic system swaps out materials and print beds to ensure your printers are running even when you're not around.
Print up to 8 materials in a single part, and access industrial materials, including PEEK, PEKK and Ultem.
Run the equivalent of 250 3D printers with a single operator, volume 3D printing is finally here.
Spend your time where it counts
Rely on Array's bed removal and material changing systems so your team spends less time working with printers and more time on other activities.
Unlock Ultimate Flexibility with Palette X
Mosaic's Palette X technology brings a new dimension to your parts. Print with up to 8 materials in a single part to unlock an entirely new range of prints.
Automate your Workflows with Canvas
Access smart queueing, analytics and an equipment dashboard to understand and control all your printing workflows with Canvas Enterprise.
How Does it Work?
Choose:Array(XT) is able to hold 64kgs of filament at any given time. This provides the user with a virtually endless selection of materials and colours to fully benefit from Array’s 4 3D printers. Each of Array’s printers (Element) use a modular direct-drive toolhead, capable of 350°C material prints, which can be removed in seconds. Choose up to 8 materials/colours per print with a single toolhead. Array XT broadens your selection to include engineering grade materials with hot-ends capable of 500°C (Element HT).
Slice:CANVAS Array allows you to queue up several prints that will in turn be printed over the course of a minimum of 72 hours with no operator intervention (depending on the size of parts). Create prints that are up to 14” 3 and use CANVAS to easily paint or assign up to 8 materials/colours per print. Alternatively, fill up the large build plate with multiple smaller prints to maximize throughput. Upload files wirelessly and control your printers from anywhere where an internet connection is available using a web browser to access canvas3d.io. Spend less time configuring settings by using premade print profiles tuned for Mosaic materials.
Load:Once you have started your prints, Array’s Material Pods work directly with Palette X, integrated with each of the 4 printers, to fully automate the filament loading process. They will then simultaneously begin printing identical or completely different parts depending on your queue and material selections. As prints are completed, Array’s robotic gantry system will remove the bed with the finished part(s) and replace it with a new one. Array and Palette X will take care of loading the next required materials and begin your next print.
Print:Watch your prints complete using CoreXY kinematics, Trinamic stepper drivers and rapid travel speeds on HIWIN linear rails. Transition quickly between materials without losing build space with Element’s short material path coupled with our transition densifier system, which deposits transition material safely into a removable container. While Array works, use the touchscreen UI to check printer operation at any time directly from the front of the unit. As prints finish, Array’s gantry system automatically determines which bed to place for the next print depending on the material requirements per CANVAS’ queue. Each printer is individually heated and ventilated through a HEPA filter. Array can also be ventilated as a whole unit with an attached exhaust line (not included).
Monitor:Array’s built in webcams let you check in on your prints remotely through CANVAS to make sure the process is running smoothly. Mosaic Materials contain RFID technology that enables automated failure and filament run-out detection. If you are in the office or on the factory floor, you will be notified by the LED status indicator and on the touchscreen UI on the front of Array if a printer or print requires an operator’s attention. Should you need to open Array for any reason, there is an ‘emergency stop’ button on the front of the unit. If the door is opened while in operation, Array will automatically pause the gantry system in order to avoid injury to the operator. In the case that you are not there, the gantry system will automatically remove a failed print and it’s bed, store it, place a new bed and restart the failed part(s). Through this level of automation, you can set your prints up on Friday, go home for the weekend and return on Monday to a storage cart full of completed parts.
Completion & Removal:As previously mentioned, there is no need to interact with Array as a single print finishes. Once the CANVAS Array queue has completed and the storage cart is full of prints, an operator will remove the storage cart from the rear of Array, clear the beds and place the fresh back into Array. Mosaic’s build plates are flexible which makes removing the prints from the plates a painless process. As a side note, additional beds and storage carts will be available for purchase. In the case that an operator has purchased these, they would simply remove the full cart and wheel in the fresh one, allowing for even less downtime.
What's the Difference between the Mosaic Array & the Mosaic Array XT?
The main difference between the Mosaic Array and the Mosaic Array XT 3D printers is that the Array consists of 4 Mosaic Elements, and the Array XT consists of 4 Element HTs. Both printers offer incredible automation in throughput, but the Array XT allows you to print with a wider range of materials due to it's increased hot-end and build chamber temperatures of 500°C and 90°C respectively. Check out the Mosaic Array XT by clicking the button below.Check out the Mosaic Array XT 3D Printer
Mosaic Array 3D Printer
Mosaic Array XT 3D Printer
|Parameter||Mosaic Array 3D Printer||Mosaic Array XT 3D Printer|
|Construction||Durable All Metal Motion Systems, aluminum outer chassis|
|Layer Resolution||20-320 Microns|
|XYZ Resolution||10μm, 4μm, 10μm (X ,Y, Z)|
|Build Volume||4 Modules of 14"x14"x14" (2744 cubic inches each)|
|Build Speed||100 mm/s|
|Build Plate||Spring steel build plate, automatically changed via internal robotic system|
|Active Heated Chamber||None||0-80°C|
|Nozzle||0.4mm hardened steel nozzle|
|Max Nozzle Temp||300°C||500°C|
|Fume Extraction||Integrated exhaust fan with HEPA filter; optional 3” external fume extraction hook-up (not included)|
|Print Modules||4 x independent Element Array modules||4 x independent Element HT Array modules|
|Build Platform Changing||Automated with Array build plate changing robotics|
|Max Robotics Travel||100mm/s, 100mm/s, 100mm/s (X,Y,Z)|
|Available Print Materials||Mosaic PLA, Mosaic PETG, Mosaic Origin, Mosaic Matrix, Mosaic Dissolve LT, Mosaic ABS, Mosaic Breakaway LT, Mosaic ESD, Mosaic Flex||Mosaic PLA, Mosaic PETG, Mosaic Origin, Mosaic Matrix, Mosaic Soluble M1, Mosaic ABS, Mosaic Breakaway, Mosaic PEEK, Mosaic PEKK, Mosaic Ultem 9085, Mosaic ESD|
|Material Type||Mosaic Certified, other materials not supported|
|Material Bays||8 x 1500cc Material Pods Per Printer (12,000cc/Printer Total)
32 x 1500cc Material Pods in Array (48,000cc/Array Total)
|Software||Canvas Array, Canvas Teams|
|Connectivity||WiFi, LAN (Ethernet)|
|Operating Footprint||1.6m x 3.2m x 1.6 m (5’ 2” x 11’ 2” x 5’ 2” )|
|Power Required||230V AC, 16A|
|Certifications||cTUVus, EN62368-1: 2014, EN55032: 2015, EMC, CE, RoHS|
|Included Warranty & Service Plan||1 Year|
Q: What certifications does Array come with?
A: Array is certified for use in a factory environment both from a TUV and EMC perspective. In the EU, in addition to low voltage, machinery, ROHS, and EMC directives, Array will comply with functional safety directives focussed on this type of automated equipment.
Q: What has Mosaic done from a risk assessment standpoint?
A: Mosaic has decided to implement “interlocks” in the front door of Array in addition to a full system E-stop. For redundancy, there are 2 independent interlock switches. When the front door is opened, power is cut to the motion systems of the robotics meaning that it will stop in < 0.5 seconds. This is done to minimize risk that the robotics could harm someone if the door is opened. The system will not restart until the door is closed and the user unpauses the system on the screen. Also, all systems have been sized to have less than 125N of force to further de-risk safety concerns.
Each Element 3D printer inside of Array has a door on the front. If the user opens the front door of Array, they must then open the Element HT door to access the moving components. When the Element HT door is detected to have been opened, the printer will pause and send the extruder to a safe location.
Q: How does the Array system prevent prints from hitting each other inside the storage cart?
A: The printers know the height of each print and keep track of it in software. The space is allocated based on this information and a buffer space is added to ensure no collisions occur.
Q: Is there an upgrade path from Element to Array for those who have already purchased an Element and would like to move up to the full Array?
A: Unfortunately due to the construction and UI of the standalone Element/HT printer, the user is not able to insert a standalone printer for use inside the Array. The main issues that stop this from happening are the filament pods on the side of the printer (Standalone) vs the back (Array), the Industrial Design of the Casing, as well as the Element Screen, and different door designs for the standalone Element and the Element in Array.
Q: Does Array/XT come with all “Element” or “Element HT” functionality, or can I mix and match what type of printers I want?
A: The Array contains Element printers and Array XT contains Element HT printers.
Q: Can I use 3rd party materials with Array?
A: Array is calibrated to work only with Mosaic certified materials at this time.
Q: Are there financing options?
A: No payment plans or leasing options are available at this time.
Q: What is included in the warranty?
A: The warranty will cover factory defects. Mosaic will ship our replacement parts for user serviceable parts, and will either have the product returned, or send a representative to fix a warranty claim (return vs. visit will depend on cost)
Q: What is the return or exchange policy for Array?
A: Products can be traded in for credit towards another Mosaic product. There are no returns available for Array (XT). For products outside of warranty coverage, our support team will be available to help but the cost of replacement parts will need to be covered by the customer.