At this year’s RAPID + TCT event in Texas, industrial 3D printing leader EOS introduced its new EOS P 810 polymer 3D printing platform, which was developed in partnership with Boeing specifically to process the high performance ALM material HT-23. Now, the company is showcasing its latest 3D printer at this week’s Rapid.Tech in Germany – the FORMIGA P 110 Velocis, which is an enhanced version of its existing FORMIGA P 110, the highest rated SLS 3D printer on the 3D Hubs 2018 3D Printer Guide.
The P 110 is one of the company’s most successful systems for 3D printing polymers. Now with additional technical improvements and some refining, the Velocis features up to 20% increases in productivity and better temperature distribution for the build area, which results in more homogeneous part quality.
All of the 3D printers in the FORMIGA family are among the most reliable and successful industrial 3D printers on the market for polymer materials, and the compact-class FORMIGA P 110 Velocis is an entry-level system for industrial-scale 3D printing. With a 200 x 250 x 330 mm build volume, the Velocis directly uses digital CAD data to produce even the most delicate of polymer parts, with excellent, reproducible surface quality, without the use of tools.
“The systems of the FORMIGA family have always been distinguished by reliability and productivity. At the same time, the running costs are reduced by being confined to the materials and electricity used – no auxiliary materials are needed, keeping operating costs calculably low. It is precisely for these reasons that our existing customers appreciate this product series,” said Moritz Kügler, Product Manager at EOS. “With the FORMIGA P 110 Velocis, we have refined one of our most successful FORMIGA models. Particularly in combination with the EOS consulting portfolio, even newcomers can quickly build up know-how and experience and start with industrial 3D printing. It is important for companies to consider 3D printing now and not succumb to any false awe of the technology. Because it is possible to produce parts in very high and reliable quality, even with an affordable entry into additive manufacturing. And with EOS, companies have a partner at their side with great experience and all the necessary competencies for AM serial production.”
The improvements to the FORMIGA P 110 that resulted in the Velocis have helped to further optimize the 3D printing process, lowering its non-productive time and introducing superior part mechanics. It features an improved, accelerated heating system and re-coating process, and uses software control to preheat the polymer materials with a 30 watt laser beam at a higher rate of speed. Speaking of materials, users of the FORMIGA P 110 Velocis can choose from nine commercial polymers, and 10 combinations of materials and layer thicknesses. Additionally, an intuitive user interface makes this industrial 3D printer user-friendly. Optional accessories include a mixing station, a blasting cabinet, and an unpacking and sieving station.
Rapid.Tech ends tomorrow, so visitors only have one day left to visit the EOS booth #2-509 to see the company’s new FORMIGA P 110 Velocis in action. An EOS M 100 metal 3D printer is also up and running at the booth, and EOS will be showcasing 3D printed examples of applications from multiple industries, in an effort to highlight how its customers are, as EOS puts it, “successfully leveraging additive manufacturing.”
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