Things are already heating up in the race to bring the most exciting new products to EuroMold 2014. Earlier this month, Stratasys released a flood of information about the systems that attendees could expect to see at the convention. Now, 3D Systems has begun releasing information about what it will be dragging across the Atlantic to awe the crowd.
3D Systems (3DS) will be showing at least four new additive manufacturing (AM) systems at the convention, including the ProX 400, ProX 500 Plus, ProX 800 and ProJet 1200. Each system represents a step forward for existing 3DS systems, integrating refined processes, larger capacity, and, in some cases, improved print times.
“We are thrilled to unveil a new suite of products that will support the most demanding manufacturing applications, especially in activities such as aerospace, automotive, personalized healthcare and the production of high performance, end-use parts,” said Avi Reichental, president and chief executive officer, 3DS. “Our 3D PRINTING 2.0 solutions unlock significantly faster product development cycles, seamless content-to-print digital workflows and truly unprecedented part performance, as we continue to lead the field of advanced manufacturing, from the engineer’s desktop to the factory floor.”
The ProX 400 is an industrial AM system that is capable of printing in over a dozen alloys, including stainless steel, aluminum, cobalt chrome, titanium and maraging steel. The build envelope is a mighty 500 x 500 x 500 mm (19.69 x 19.69 x 19.69 in.), which can be leveraged to make a single large part or multiple smaller parts in one build. The ProX 400 features a dual laser system and automated post-processing.
Excepting the ProX 400, details are still vague on exactly what the other new systems will offer. 3DS has summed up what to expect with a quick bullet point blurb, which you can find below.
- ProX 400 Direct Metal Printing (DMP) features larger metal printing and automated finishing for factory production.
- ProX 500 Plus has expanded materials and higher productivity, powered by 3DS’ Selective Laser Sintering (SLS).
- ProX 800 delivers fab-grade productivity using 3DS’s Stereolithography (SLA) technology.
- ProJet 1200 offers an expanded set of materials for casting, modeling and prototyping.
- Additions to its design-to-manufacturing digital thread with cloud and desktop functionality and utility.
While 3DS doesn’t yet have videos to for those specific systems, you can find videos featuring older versions of the same line. Below is a video about the regular ProX 500.