Formnext Preview: Xaar, Techniplas, EOS, 3D Systems, Raylase, Renishaw, Colossus (Part 2)

In this second series of announcements, visitors of Formnext can expect concrete applications of the technology in sectors such as the automotive, in addition to new technologies.

Xaar and its inkjet printhead technology

After creating a new company dedicated to High Speed Sintering technologies, Xaar has enhanced its inkjet printhead technology and will demonstrate in Hall 3.1 stand A78 that with HL Technology, jetting 3D fluids with high viscosities (at least 55cP) is possible.

Visitors will be able to appreciate or depreciate the quality of samples produced with high viscosity photo resins from BASF 3D Printing Solutions.

Techniplas to showcase a new concept vehicle

Techniplas will showcase a concept vehicle made using its generative product design and additive manufacturing technology. To achieve this concept vehicle, Techniplas collaborated with Nexa3DNXT Factory and ParaMatters, all partners of its open innovation program.

Today, Techniplas is able to provide online lightweighting solutions, additive manufacturing options with instant pricing quotations, and localized serial manufacturing for the auto industry.

This week at Frankfurt, attendees can learn more about how Techniplas provides significant lightweighting and intelligent connectivity to the automotive industry.

EOS launches a new polymer technology and a production unit for metal 3D printing

With the punchline « Start your industrial production now », EOS will invite attendees of the booth G50 du hall 3.1 to start/follow the industrial 3D printing journey using their software suite or industrial AM technologies.

With this new technology, LaserProFusion, dedicated to additive polymer manufacturing, industrials will be able to melt the material and build the part layer by layer using nearly one million laser diodes. According to the company, this manufacturing process is an alternative to injection molding for many applications.

In addition, EOS will present the brand-new EOS M 300-4 system, on which a production unit for additive mass production on metal is based. Furthermore, the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) for metals and polymers demonstrates a certain maturity of materials and processes.

DMP Platform, Figure 4 Platform, and ProJet® MJP 2500 IC headline 3D Systems’ additive manufacturing solutions in booth

3D Systems will showcase at Formnext 2018, stand F10, Hall 3, a portfolio of plastic and metal additive manufacturing solutions. Visitors will also discover a full range of industrial customer applications designed to create more innovative products faster, with lower total cost of operation.

The solutions 3D Systems will showcase at Formnext 2018 represent 30 years of customer-centric innovation and industry leadership which are today enabling our customers to create products and business models never before possible,” said Vyomesh Joshi, president and chief executive officer, 3D Systems. “At Formnext 2018, we are not only showcasing the most extensive, integrated portfolio of additive manufacturing solutions, we are also demonstrating how our customers are able to transform the manufacturing process, and thus their businesses.”

The DMP Factory 500 solution is a scalable manufacturing system designed to help metal manufacturers simplify their workflow to build higher quality seamless metal parts up to 500 mm x 500 mm x 500 mm with lower total cost of operation. (3D Systems)

Raylase announces its presence at Formnext with the release of a white paper

RAYLASE wants to focus on presenting its comprehensive solutions to industry experts. Machine manufacturers, integrators and OEM can get an initial taster in the new AM white paper from RAYLASE, which is available for download now from

In this white paper, and at formnext 2018, we will be demonstrating the comprehensive range of options that RAYLASE can offer machine manufacturers to help them meet the challenges they face”, explains Wolfgang Lehmann, Product manager at RAYLASE. “Of course we want to present our technologies with the AM-MODULE NEXT GEN and the SP-ICE-3 control card, but above all we want to provide answers to the important questions posed by machine manufacturers, OEM and integrators: What can RAYLASE do for me? What challenges can they help me solve? And what will it look like in practice? Anyone who wants to find out more should definitely visit our stand at formnext 2018!

Industry experts can find RAYLASE on every day of formnext 2018 in Hall 3.0 Stand B60.

Renishaw lies on productivity without compromise

A year on from the launch of its four-laser RenAM 500Q, Renishaw has done extensive testing to understand the potential of interaction between the lasers. The machine boasts melt-pool and laser power monitoring capabilities to provide evidence of melting behaviour in real-time. Building on its knowledge, Renishaw has ensured its machine is consistent and can offer guidelines to enable customers to produce high-integrity components in a productive and flexible way.

The company will demonstrate its expertise in multi-laser in Hall 3.1, Stand E68 at Messe Frankfurt.

Colossus focused on materials for the manufacturing of the Colossus

Colossus, a Belgium-based start-up is excited to show the world a 3D printer that wears its name. The engineers have taken into account the different ways to use and optimize materials.

Applications in construction, for large size 3D objects or furniture can be achieved using the 3D printer.

After the introduction of the first Colossus 3D FGF Colossus printer, the team has further plans to build and improve on the first Colossus design. With a first prototype available, further research is currently underway to build a multi-head system, a higher print output of up to 25kg per hour, improved retraction and many other features.”

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