Just when you thought the holidays were over and the excitement of new releases and products was winding down across the board, along comes International CES 2016 Las Vegas. This event is a clear demonstration of the incredible onward momentum in the 3D printing industry–along with many others, such as robotics and virtual reality.
No time for the weary, we’ve been very busy following a wide range of new 3D printers and accessories, packed with features–all on display and being featured at CES. And EnvisionTEC is there in full force, showing off their latest, previewing the Vector 3SP and the Micro Plus.
With the Vector 3SP, EnvisionTEC is adding to their leading lineup of industrial 3D printers. Introducing a single-frame design with a 15″ touchscreen monitor on a swing arm to control the built-in, stand-alone PC, this new machine is meant to fill a niche between the entry-level ULTRA 3SP series and the large-frame family, consisting of the Xtreme 3SP and the Xede 3SP models.
The Vector 3SP offers a large build size that is actually a stunning 29% larger than the ULTRA 3SP, and is indeed, even faster. EnvsisionTEC sees this as the solution for a wide range of manufacturing applications, with all of its current 3SP materials approved for use. Its blade system will also work as a factor in offering new options for materials in the future as well.
“We are pleased to present the Vector 3SP as an enhanced 3D printing solution for professional and industrial use. This new release reinforces EnvisionTEC’s dedication to providing the industry with constant innovation in additive manufacturing,” said EnvisionTEC CEO Al Siblani. “The Vector 3SP is capable of producing functional end-use parts with the exceptional surface finish we are known for with even greater speed than we have offered in the past.”
They will also be showing the new Micro Plus as it makes its first appearance in the US. Embodied in two variations, the Micro Plus Hi-Res and the Micro Plus Advantage, this 3D printer offers:
- An updated desktop body style
- Integrated, embedded PC with WiFi
The Micro Plus should be very attractive to desktop users as a stand-alone system, as well as offering the convenience of being able to use the touchscreen for quickly manipulating, transferring, and printing files. It offers a build size of 45 x 28 x 100 mm with 30 micron resolution in X and Y, while the Micro Plus Advantage provides a 60 x 45 x 100 mm build envelope with 60 micron resolution in X and Y.
Both models feature a dynamic Z resolution (material dependent) that varies between 25 and 75 micron, and can print highly functional–and high quality–parts, with superior speed.
“The Micro Plus line is another example of EnvisionTEC’s dedication to innovation. EnvisionTEC has always relied on a strong research and development team to ensure that we maintain our role as a global leader in 3D printing technologies,” stated Siblani. “We are not content with simply being at the leading edge, what is important is providing true solutions to our customers that include functional parts with best-in-class surface finish at high speeds and the Micro Plus line continues this legacy.”
The EnvisionTEC team sees these new 3D printers as working in a wide range of applications, including jewelry, toy, medical, industrial design and engineering and more.
You can catch the latest in 3D printing solutions from EnvisionTEC today at Booth 72913 at International CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, they will be demonstrating a full range of their 3D printing solutions, including several new material choices aimed at crucial industrial applications such as molding, industrial wax patterns and direct manufacturing. Discuss these new machines in the Vector 3SP and Micro Plus 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com.
EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of 3D printing solutions, and works with strong customer and partner bases in diverse sectors, including jewelry, hearing aids, dental, consumer, auto manufacturing and design companies.
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