EOS North America Launches the INTEGRA P 450 Polymer Industrial 3D Printer
Upgraded system offers flexible, scalable performance to bridge gaps in prototyping to serial production.
March 11, 2020
EOS North America has released its INTEGRA P 450, a mid-range temperature, powder bed, polymer 3D printer combining various features with an easily serviceable design. The INTEGRA P 450 selective laser sintering (SLS) platform effortlessly scales based on customer needs, bridging the gap between a small series production printer and a true serial additive manufacturing platform.
Featuring process temperatures of up to 300°C, the INTEGRA P 450 offers a range of SLS material flexibility combined with an eight-zone quartz heating system, where each zone can be independently controlled for enhanced precision, consistent quality, and more efficient use of build volumes. The printer also has an improved process chamber design that enhances thermal uniformity during builds for production-caliber performance.
The system's future-proof, modular design, that includes an exchangeable optics tray and build volume, was created with extensive input from service professionals in order to enhance serviceability and reduce downtime. The platform also integrates a thermal imaging camera that provides real-time thermal analysis of part beds and recording of the entire build.
“Our customers spoke, and we listened,” says David Leigh, chief operating officer, EOS North America. “Every aspect of the INTEGRA P 450’s design—from its serviceability and material flexibility to the thermal imaging camera and workflow-based approach—was thoughtfully measured against customer feedback to create a machine that can easily scale and bridge the gap, from R&D and prototyping, to serial production.”
The INTEGRA P 450’s software architecture is built around the workflow of data preparation for industrial 3D printing. Increased productivity also comes by way of new plane segmentation capabilities, allowing for different layer thicknesses ranging from 0.10 mm to 0.18 mm per layer within a single part.
The segmentation functionality also enables the splitting of a part along a plane so it can be shifted in z-level to define part segments with different exposure requirements for quality and productivity. This means engineers can define segments based on the need for quality or speed and assign optimal machine parameters.
Optional accessories include additional exchangeable frames, exchangeable laser window units, additional multibox feed system units and a reduced build volume adaptor that is currently under development. Orders are already being accepted, with availability currently limited to North American markets. EOS North America will also have the INTEGRA P 450 on display this spring at the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) 2020 (Chicago), and the RAPID + TCT 2020 trade fair (Anaheim).
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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