Additive Manufacturing Strategies

Mutoh Unveils Breakthrough ‘Value 3D Resinoid MR-5000’ 3D Printer–Prints With Entirely New Materials

ST Medical Devices

Share this Article

mutoh4Back in July, we reported on a new metal arc welding 3D printer released by a Japanese company, Mutoh Industries Ltd. The printer was a very unique, yet quite affordable machine when compared to printers of similar technology. Now Mutoh apparently as done it again, with the unveiling of yet another new, relatively affordable, and very unique 3D printer.

This week, the Japanese company has unveiled their new ‘Value 3D Resinoid MR-5000’, a large-scale 3D printer that can print at speeds of up to 300mm per second. The price tag, while quite hefty at 10 million yen (approximately $83,500), is really a bargain when compared to other similar 3D printers on the market today. While full details of the machine’s unique technology have not been completely revealed, the company is calling it a “resinoid-based” process which infers that it prints using a material similar to resin, but not exactly the same.

Mutoh is touting their new machine as being capable of “bi-matrix structuring” which means that it has the ability to print two different materials into a single printed object, allowing for properties not seen before within the 3D printing space. An example that the company provided was printing two different materials; one with superior strength properties, and the other with flexible properties, to create a bi-matrix printed object that exhibits both superior strength and flexibility in one.

mutoh2

Examples of materials which can be mixed together in this unique bi-matrix process are ABS, Nylon, Silicon and more, allowing for the creation of unique elastomers with the potential to create material properties unlike anything currently in existence. In addition, the amount and type of the materials can be altered in order to 3D print an unlimited number of new bi-matrix materials. This may seem similar Stratasys’ Objet line of 3D printers, which also can combine different materials to create differing levels of flexibility, strength and other properties.

mutoh1

The MR-5000 uses a technology being referred to as Heat Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), but utilizes this unique resinoid formulation to print objects. Below you will find some additional specifications of this new MR-5000 3D printer from Mutoh.

  • Maximum print size (X-axis × Y-axis × Z-axis): 500 × 500 × 500mm
  • Z-axis minimum resolution: 0.1mm
  • Head dissolution temperature setting: 150 ~ 300 ℃
  • Print bed temperature settings: 50 ~ 150 ℃
  • Print accuracy: ± 15μm
  • Maximum number of print heads: 2
  • User Interface: 15 inch color LCD (touch panel operation)
  • Body mass: ~350㎏
  • Printer Dimensions (W × D × H): 1,240 × 1,100 × 2,050㎜
  • Input power: AC200V single-phase 50 / 60Hz
  • Power consumption: up to 1.8kw

mutoh5The company’s bi-matrix technology is currently patent pending, and they hope to sell 100 of these machines within the next 3 years. It should be interesting to see how well these new 3D printers catch on, and what types of prototypes and products come about using this new technology.

What do you think about this new 3D printer?  Discuss in the Value 3D Resinoid MR-5000 3D Printer forum thread on 3DPB.com.

Share this Article


Recent News

FDM 3D Printing Support Removal Times Cut in Half with VORSA 500

3D Printing Drone Swarms, Part 12: 3D Printing Missiles



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

ICAM 2021: Keynotes on 3D Printing in Healthcare & Aerospace

At last month’s International Conference on Additive Manufacturing (ICAM) 2021 in Anaheim, California, hosted by ASTM International’s Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCOE), a wide variety of topics were covered,...

Featured

3D Printing Unicorns: Gelato Gets $240M in Funding, Expands into 3D Printing

On-demand printing platform Gelato, based in Oslo, Norway, achieved the coveted unicorn status after a new funding round. On August 16, 2021, the company announced it had raised $240 million...

Featured

US Army and Raytheon to Use 3D Systems Metal 3D Printing to Heat-Optimize Munitions

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has been chosen by defense contractor Raytheon and the U.S. Army’s central laboratory to help with a design optimization project. To do that, the 3D Systems’...

Raytheon Receives Funding for Aerospace 3D Printing of Optical Components

This spring, Ohio-based America Makes, the leading collaborative partner in additive technology research, discovery, and innovation for the US, announced its latest Project Call for AXIOM, or  Additive for eXtreme Improvement...


Shop

View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.