3DGence Introduces 4th Module for INDUSTRY F340 3D Printer to Increase Functionality & Customization

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INDUSTRY F340 modules

Polish 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence has come a long way since introducing its first system back in 2014 – its sophisticated INDUSTRY F340 landed the company an important safety certification from TÜV Rheinland after an independent audit. In addition to air filtration and a heated chamber, the industrial 3D printer also features three interchangeable printing modules so customers can customize the system to their specific needs, and now the company is adding a fourth.

“There are a lot of 3D printers on the market today, which are compatible with a very narrow range of materials, it is associated with the need to have several different devices. 3DGence INDUSTRY F340 is the exception in the industrial 3D printers segment,” stated Dominik Fitowski, Export Manager for 3DGence. “It has been equipped with a modular system, which is a more practical and more cost-effective solution. To print from a wide range of materials you do not need to buy a new machine, just replace the module. Customers can choose the ideal device to suit their needs, they can upgrade it and add other printing modules.”

HF Module

The INDUSTRY F340’s modular system makes it easy to replace modules for required materials without the use of tools. In addition, each module is customized for certain materials so the 3D printing process can be optimized – increasing the functionality of the printer.

Listed in our 2018 Industrial 3D Printer Buying Guide under the Best Systems for High Temperature Materials, the INDUSTRY F340’s existing modules are:

  • The PRO module, with a printing temperature of 190°C – 265°C, which can support ABS, PLA, PET, PP, ASA and Nylon, as well as support materials BVOH and HIPS
  • The HT module, with a printing temperature of 265°C – 340°C, which can support PC, PC-ABS, and PC-ESD materials, as well as dedicated breakaway ABS support material
  • The HTmax module, with a printing temperature of 340°C – 500°C, which can support PEEK material and dedicated breakaway support material

3DGence’s new HF (High Flow) module is its first accessory dedicated to reinforced 3D printing materials, like PA-CF and PA-GF.

“HF module was implemented to meet the customer needs which are increasing applications of carbon fiber or glass reinforced materials in their work,” said Mikołaj Skorupa, a 3DGence 3D Printing Application Engineer. “Parts manufactured with PA-CF and PA-GF are characterized by increased thermal resistance, but also the hardness and durability. These plastics are commonly used in the injection process in industry and very well known to our customers.”

THE HF module is also the company’s first with 0.6 mm diameter nozzles, which means that large prints can be completed much faster.

“We decided to introduce a new module with 0.6 mm nozzles because it will allow us to produce details from ABS in a much shorter time than before,” explained 3DGence’s Quality Development Manager Filip Turzyński. “On some geometries we get up to 40% shortening of the print time.”

Just like 3DGence’s other three modules for the INDUSTRY F340, the new HF module also comes with automatic calibration for easy use. In terms of additional specs, the module’s temperature is 190° – 265°C, and works with soluble ESM-10 and breakaway HIPS support materials. In terms of regular model materials, users can currently print ABS, ASA, and PA-CF with the HF module; PA-GF will be available by the end of this month.

The company’s R&D department is working to increase the number of available materials for the newest module by developing new solutions related to machine capabilities, and testing existing reinforced materials from manufacturers like Clariant, DuPont, and Owens Corning.

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[Images provided by 3DGence]

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