From China, Brazil, to UK, we continue to witness the growing use of 3D Printing/ Additive Manufacturing technologies across industries. Sartori, 3DPRINTUK and Chuanglian 3D recently stepped up their production with new equipment.
Sartori strengthens its production portfolio for orthopaedic implants
Sartori, a Brazil-based manufacturer of orthopaedic implants and instruments is taking its first steps in Selective Laser Melting technology with a new SLM®280. It’s been years that the company has been producing orthopaedic implants and instruments, enabling improvements in the lives of patients while facilitating surgeons’ job.
Such mission is monitored by national and international regulatory authorities like ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária) that qualify machines for medical production (IQ, OQ and PQ) and approve the use of medical devices on patients.
By investing in a new metal AM technology, Sartori also reinforces its position as one of the key players that is determined to advance the healthcare sector in Brazil alongside well-established companies such as Engimplan and SouSmile.
Another dying system at 3DPRINTUK
In the UK, 3DPRINTUK expands its colour palette options by investing £50K in another DM60 machine from DyeMansion. This announcement follows the recent introduction of the PrimePartST flexible PEBA material, as well as the shot peening service for low, medium, and high volume parts of the company.
The dying system DM60 is a postprocessing equipment that automates colouring process for 3D printed parts, a task that is still mainly time-consuming due to its traditional manual process. 3DPRINTUK explains in a press release that, the dyes used penetrate to a depth of 200 microns, and the process is totally reproducible, traceable, and works for every part geometry. The R&D team of the 3D Printing service provider is currently working on various ways to increase the numbers of colours available of the machine. In the meantime, the team can already provide parts in blue, green, red and yellow.
Initially the new colour options will only be available via 3DPRINTUK’s economy service, but will be extended to express delivery later in the year.
Farsoon installs multiple AM systems at Chuanglian 3D Technology Co., Ltd
Chuanglian 3D Technology Co., Ltd aka Chuanglian 3D, a China-based service bureau invests in several Farsoon Additive Manufacturing systems.
The current company’s portfolio comprises over 100 additive and post processing systems, making it the largest 3D printing service provider in the north-east coast of China.
The service bureau invested in Farsoon’s Continuous Additive Manufacturing Solution, the HT1001P system, as well as the recently released Fiber-laser SLS production platform Flight 403P. As a reminder, with build volume of up to one meter wide, 50 cm deep and 45 cm high, the HT1001P machine enables series production. While the Flight 403P delivers improved printing speed, detail resolutions and a new range of compatible materials for designated applications.
“Chuanglian 3D is the latest in a growing list of industrial customers to work with Farsoon. Earlier in November 2019, two prominent service bureaus in Germany — Modellbau Kurz GmbH and FKM Sintertechnik GmbH announced the completion of Farsoon CAMS HT1001P beta-testing and entering fully commercialized operation. With “Open for Industry” philosophy, Farsoon communicate openly with the two companies the adapted additive configurations towards their application priorities. The never-before ability of manufacturing functional plastic parts up to 1 meter or even larger in one piece, or series-producing small parts in batches opened a new horizon to improve the profitability of service bureaus”, Farsoon said in a press communication.
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