4 years after HP introduced its need to enter the metallic additive manufacturing market, its devoted know-how is lastly out there on the market. That is how his Metallic Jet S100, till now solely bought to service places of work, was featured on the newest version of Formnext. Allow us to recall that thehe benefit of this machine, which operates by powder bonding, is that quite than working level by level as is the case with laser printers, it really works layer by layer, which provides a lot greater productiveness.
Nonetheless with the thought of providing a turnkey digital workflow, HP has developed a modular system made up of 4 models: the printer itself, a module to handle the powder, a thermal processing unit, and at last one other module permitting the surplus powder to be eliminated in one of the best situations.
Due to its 6 print heads, themselves outfitted with 63,360 nozzles, the Metallic Jet S100 can be able to depositing with excessive precision as much as 630 million nanogram-sized drops of binder per second. The decision may attain 1,200 dpi. Lastly, as for its manufacturing quantity, its development plate permits the manufacturing of components that may measure as much as 430 x 309 x 200 mm.
New to the additive manufacturing market, LIQTRA is a German start-up that’s of explicit curiosity to us because it has devised an answer that goals to reply to the shortage of productiveness of the FDM printing course of. Its response, referred to as “Liqstra FX-7 Professional”, is a 3D printer whose particularity is that it incorporates a minimum of 7 nozzles in its print head.
The place standard printers solely use a single output to deposit materials, this method permits a number of and simultaneous extrusion. The outcome can be a 300% enchancment in productiveness and a 75% discount in manufacturing lead occasions. A printing velocity which the producer specifies that it doesn’t obtain on the expense of high quality. Certainly, the very fact of depositing the fabric by a number of nozzles, not solely makes it potential to speed up the 3D printing, but in addition to include extra warmth into the beforehand printed materials. Consequently, the bond between the newly printed layer of fabric and the underlying materials is intensified. Taking the PLA instance, LIQTRA claims to have noticed a 37% enhance in resistance between consecutive layers in comparison with single-nozzle prints. The resistance inside the printed layer would additionally stay fixed.
Patent pending, this know-how designed to fulfill manufacturing wants must be out there from January 2023. The printer will initially be appropriate with polypropylene and polyamide, and can provide a producing quantity (425 x 305 x 500 mm) tailor-made for medium to massive components.
Among the many improvements benefiting from robotic arms, guests to Formnext had been capable of uncover the automated system of the American big Stratasys. This absolutely built-in 3D printing and post-processing answer portends what additive manufacturing will most probably appear to be in just a few years.
To fulfill the trade’s efficiency and repeatability wants, Statasys has designed a platform made up of 3D printers identified for his or her productiveness – specifically its Origin One vary –, robots, conveyors and post-processing tools. . As soon as the components are printed, a robotic arm system truly collects the construct plate, which is then transported utilizing conveyors to an built-in post-processing facility.
If obligatory, the assorted post-treatment operations (rinsing, UV solidification, and many others.) may be carried out on the half. As soon as the cycle is full, the robotic arm system is ready to clear, empty, after which put the construct plate again into the 3D printer. This P3 automated manufacturing cell would permit 24/7 manufacturing with close to zero operator intervention.
Among the many different productivity-oriented options unveiled on Formnext, we additionally be aware that of Elevate 3D. A historic participant in additive manufacturing specializing in skilled FFF desktop 3D printers, this American producer has developed a equipment that goals to make its vary of Pro3 sequence 3D printers quicker than another machine in its class.