Amid the comprehensive range of 3D printers that XYZprinting develops and commercializes – all technologies combined – the OEM’s SLS 3D printers are currently gaining momentum.
Ever since it unveiled its MfgPro236 xS SLS platform, the manufacturer is continuously working on specific solutions that could enhance the machine. As a reminder, the MfgPro236 xS’ would be a great fit for on-demand manufacturers, research institutions, and third-party material suppliers.
It enables a high printing speed of up to 22 mm per hour and shorter cooling and breakout times. What’s even more interesting is the different efforts the manufacturer invests to make the machine environmental-friendly.
Environmentally friendly solutions
Users of XYZprinting SLS machines can also use end-of-life powder from peer machines to produce high-quality parts. According to the manufacturer, the build volume of the MfgPro236 xS allows for a 22-hour complete build cycle that only requires a 2-hour cooling cycle with zero negative effect on part accuracy or surface quality.
Furthermore, despite the advantages SLS 3D printing provides over other manufacturing technologies, many of these machines can be wasteful. Service bureaus with more than five large-format SLS or MJF machines face a storage dilemma for waste powder.
XYZprinting has a different approach, leveraging high-performance smaller build volume SLS machines that print with high part quality while producing less waste; end-of-life or waste powder on a large-format SLS machine can be mixed with 20-30% fresh XYZprinting powder and get great results, all within an affordable open platform system. An open platform system allows users to decide which powder they want to utilize and purchase from any material supplier.
“The adoption of the smaller platform for high daily throughput is a game changer. Our customers have options for an expedited two business day turn-around in their 3D Printing Service, these machines allow them to print more of the expedited jobs, and the print quality is as good as any printer in the market” XYZprinting Director for America’s Industrial Printers, John Calhoun, comments.
JawsTec, a US-based printing service that offers custom, rapid manufacturing for every industry, spent two months testing the reliability, accuracy, quality of parts, software and workflow integration of the MfgPro230 Xs package. “The result of this test made the expansion to 4 units an easy choice“, John Calhoun concludes.
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