UK debut for new TRUMPF 3D printer at TCT SHOW
Laser and laser system manufacturer TRUMPF will be showing its TruPrint 3000 for the first time in the UK on stand N44 at the TCT show.
For large-scale production of complex metal parts, the machine offers a building volume of Ø 300 x 400 mm. It features an interchangeable cylinder concept which reduces setup times, increases productivity and machine utilisation rate.
Since the TruPrint 3000 is equipped with two supply cylinders, up to 75 litres of powder is available for each job, which is around two and a half times the construction volume. This is sufficient powder to complete an entire manufacturing process without having to stop for refilling.
SYS Systems brings two Stratasys machines to TCT
SYS Systems, part of the Carfulan Group, will be hosting the Stratasys Fortus 450mc and F370 machines on stand L26 at this year’s TCT Show.
The F370 is part of the popular F123 series, which combines Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) technology with intuitive GrabCAD design-to-print software to provide what the company believes is the most versatile and intelligent rapid prototyping solution available.
Offering up to four different materials, the range lets users print everything from fast, low-cost concept models to durable assemblies.
The Fortus 450mc can create accurate, repeatable parts faster than ever before, using many of the engineering-grade and high-performance thermoplastics employed in traditional manufacturing processes.
Whether for jigs, fixtures, factory tooling, end-use parts or functional prototypes to withstand stringent testing, the machine aims to strike the right balance for users.
Hybrid to debut Mimaki 3D printer at TCT 2018
To be shown on stand R16, the Mimaki 3DUJ-553 3D printer is unique in its capabilities, with the ability to produce unprecedented colour detail in layers as fine as 19 microns. Of the many different approaches to 3D printing, the Japanese manufacturer has chosen to adopt one where the printer jets and instantly UV-cures tiny droplets of liquid photo-polymer. Fine layers accumulate on the build tray to create precise 3D models or parts and where overhangs or complex shapes require support, the printer jets a removable support material.
The Mimaki 3DUJ-553 features a maximum build size of 50 x 50 x 30cm, which is larger than comparable 3D printers and offers white ink, as well as a clear ink that can be mixed with colours to add transparency to the printed product. Its water-soluble support material eliminates the need for manual work to cut tags or other support structures and allows even the most intricate designs to be realised.
Industrial gas supplier, BOC will be on stand S26 at the TCT Show, where the company will be showcasing its gas enabled additive portfolio, which plays a key role throughout the additive manufacturing process. The range features ADDvance® Powder Cabinet, ADDvance® O2 Precision and CRYOCLEAN.
The organisation will also be delivering a presentation on Tuesday 25th September where Tanja Arunprasad, Expert Additive Manufacturing at BOC parent, Linde AG, will talk on the topic: Optimise your processes throughout the AM value chain with industrial gases.
Industrial gases are present along the Additive Manufacturing value chain and they play a role beyond being a consumable but rather a key process parameter that affects the final printed part.
This presentation will introduce the latest solutions for both the front-end powder production, 3D printing as well as necessary post-treatment steps and show how these developments support the industry in improving productivity in the process.