This second episode of our Formnext Preview will share a preview from 3D printer manufacturers MakerBot, Felixprinters, manufacturer of post-processing solutions AMT, and software solutions provider LEO Lane.
MakerBot: Method X and a range of engineering-grade materials
Unveiled in August 2019, MakerBot Method X leverages industrial expertise from Stratasys and aims to bridge the gap between industrial 3D printer and professional 3D printers. The desktop system offers production-grade capabilities and includes a 100°C build chamber and SR-30 soluble support materials. Manufacturers of tooling and production parts at a low cost will discover the system in Hall 12.1, Stand F99.
Throughout the year, the Stratasys company has unveiled several engineering-grade materials – opening up a broad range of applications for customers.
LEO Lane to showcase how to ensure secure and consistent additive manufacturing
Enjoy the benefits of AM also includes savings via virtual inventory: no inventory costs, significantly reduced logistics and shipping, no re-balancing and no obsolescence. To achieve that, it remains crucial to address intellectual property (IP), repeatability and quality challenges.
Visitors to the LEO Lane stand (Hall12, Stand B81A) will be able to discuss these issues.
FELIXprinters is profiling their move into the bio printing arena at Formnext
Dutch manufacturer of FELIX Pro L and XL systems will showcase these solutions on booth A66 in hall 12.1. As a reminder, one difference between both printers is that the Pro L can build parts up to 300 x 400 x 400 mm or 11.8” x 15.75” x 15.75”, while the Pro XL has a build chamber of 600 x 400 x 600 mm or 23.62" x 15.75" x 23.62".
Guillaume Feliksdal, Co-Founder said that they are also profiling their move into the bio printing arena, which is based on years of R&D that has now yielded a commercially viable AM technology — the FELIX BIO 3D printer.
AMT to welcome visitors on a sustainable booth
AMT is leading by example. The UK-based company will welcome visitors on their sustainable booth that will be manufactured using AM. With 6,061 3D printed components produced by Materialise, the provider of post-processing solutions used its own post-processing solution to achieve the desired surface of each part.
One function (among many) of the PostPro3D is surface modification of the parts, without altering the geometry of the parts out of tolerance. This allows for the creation of a non-porous surface that prevents water and dirt ingress, which is an essential requirement for this application considering the environment of the parts during construction of the stand, show-days and de-construction.
Joseph Crabtree, AMT’s CEO, commented : “The whole point of exhibiting at a show like Formnext is to demonstrate your technologies and capabilities. At AMT we don’t want to just tell people how good our technologies are, we want to really show them. Our unique stand will show how functional and sustainable 3D printed parts — even at higher volumes — can be utilised when using our automated post processing technologies.”
The company is definitely one to watch at Formnext.
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