suppliers introduced new technology at Euromold this month that reduces costs
and boosts capability for additive manufacturing equipment.
Objet Geometries of Rehovot, Israel introduced
a new family of desktop 3-D printers (Objet24 and Objet30), starting at $19,900.
The company also demonstrated advanced materials featuring clear transparency,
high-temperature resistance and ABS-like quality.
Objet CEO David
Reis says, "Our new family of desktop 3D printers is the first high resolution
3-D printer with a low price tag and exceptional ease of use - making it ideal
for office printing and opening up a new world of opportunities for designers
clear material means customers can print thin, transparent parts which
previously had to be outsourced to service providers.
introduced a new metal
material, NickelAlloy IN625 and two new plastic materials: PrimePart FR (PA
2241 FR) and PrimePart ST (PEBA 2301).
materials open up completely new fields of application," says Peter Klink,
executive vice president global sales at EOS.
EOS says the
new nickel alloy has high tensile strength, excellent processability and
uniform corrosion resistance. It is targeted at aerospace, chemical, motor
sport and marine industry applications.
CEO of Morris Technologies, says, "We are using IN625 with Direct Metal Laser
Sintering to build complex aerospace parts for high-temperature and
high-strength applications. The process achieves material properties that are
comparable to wrought metals and far exceed casting."
(PA 2241 FR) is based on PA 12 polyamide and has an 11 percent elongation at
break, which is significantly higher than its predecessor material PA 2210FR. PrimePart
ST is an elastomeric material that targets applications such as flexible
fasteners, seals and buffersZ
. of Burlington, MA showed its TZBuilder Ultra rapid prototyping
machine that builds durable plastic parts, which it says rival injection
molding's accuracy, material properties, detail, and surface finish, at
one-third of the price of machines with comparable performance. 3D Systems Corp.
automotive parts, representing several Fiat Group development projects.