The FL1D SmartRelay features improvements with firmware, hardware and software upgrades, along with a new expansion module. The modular and adaptable base modules are equipped with eight digital inputs and four digital outputs, so the SmartRelay can expand up to 24 digital inputs, 16 digital outputs and eight analog inputs. The new PI controller allows users to control temperature, pressure, or level with six predefined parameters sets.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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