1) FUSED DEPOSITION MODELING (FDM)
Stratasys Dimension Elite FDM Machine
FDM works by laying down extruded material in layers. A plastic filament wire is unwound from a coil and supplies material to an extrusion nozzle which can turn the flow on and off. the nozzle is heated to melt the material and can be moved in both horizontal and vertical directions by a numerically controlled mechanism, directly controlled by a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software package. The model or part is produced by extruding small beads of thermoplastic material to form layers as the material hardens immediately after extrusion from the nozzle. Stepper motors or servo motors are typically employed to move the extrusion head.
The Dimension Elite 3D Printer features the finest resolution of any Stratasys Design Series Performance 3D Printer. Driven by Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology, it prints in nine colors of real ABSplus thermoplastic. For times when you don’t need the finest Dimension resolution of 0.178 mm (0.007 in.), this 3D printer lets you speed up printing with a layer thicknesses of 0.254 mm (0.010 in.).
Fortus 450mc Machine
The Fortus 450mc 3D Printer has replaced the Fortus 380mc and possesses three key advantages. First, it has a larger build envelope at 406 mm x 355 mm x 406 mm (16 in. x 14 in. x 16 in.). Second, it has additional bays for material and support delivery canisters. Third, it has the ability to print in ULTEM material. Furthermore, it has an all new touchscreen interface that allows for straightforward operation and maintenance. The Fortus 450mc 3D printer can also build parts faster than its predecessors and offers the same fast build time as other production machines.
The Ultimaker 2+ printer can support a wide variety of materials for prototypes and customised tools. Its features include swappable nozzles, powerful 35W heater, geared feeder, heated build plate, up to 20 micron layer resolution, optimised Ultimaker Cura material profiles, Ultimaker Cura integration with industry-standard software such as SolidWorks, Siemens NX and Autodesk. The printer size of the Ultimaker is (342 x 357 x 388) mm3. The printer supports these materials: PLA, ABS, CPE, CPE+, PC, Nylon, TPU 95A and PP. The printer also has build volume dimensions of (223 x 223 x 205) mm3.
The UP BOX has a build volume of 255 x 205 x 205 mm with intelligent support material, printed at a lower density and built automatically by the included 3D printed software. The printer has a weight of 20kg.
The Cubicon machine can perform precision measurement of the heat bed level of all printing. The machine has dimensions of 554 x 579 x 524 mm. This machine is the first product that can design and mount its own replaceable extruder. The extruder can help one create optimised printing environments. The nozzle can be exchanged using various types of filaments. Thus, the space between the nozzle and the heat bed is adjusted automatically and maintained at the most optimal distance. The Cubicon has a weight of 24 kg.