FELIXprinters Launches Large Build Envelope Industrial Additive Manufacturing Solutions
FELIXprinters introduces the Pro L and XL Systems, expanding its industrial range of additive manufacturing machines.
February 14, 2019
The new FELIX Pro L and Pro XL additive manufacturing systems from FELIXprinters have been designed to perform at scale. These are manufacturing tools for every stage of the product development and manufacturing workflow.
The FELIX Pro L and XL 3D printers have been developed with increased build volumes, up to 144 Litres (the Pro L can build parts up to 300x400x400 mm or 11.8x15.75x15.75-in., while the Pro XL has a build chamber of 600x400x600 mm or 23.62x15.75x23.62-in.). TBoth of these larger systems incorporate engineered print chambers, which incorporate an enclosed warm zone and a cold zone. The warm zone supports consistent temperature control during the build for printing materials with a high shrinkage factor, such as ABS, carbon fiber or Nylon. In contrast, the cool zone is where the electronics are housed, to prevent overheating and subsequent machine/build failure.
Both the Pro L and Pro XL have also been designed specifically to be easily portable—at installation or within a manufacturing setting. Both can be easily transported through a normal office door opening (900 mm). The new Pro L and XL system also come with a range of other automated and intelligent features. One example of this is the design of the dual nozzle. When the dual extruders are printing together they are at different print levels, avoiding any collisions and minimizing print failure. Moreover, if one nozzle is idle, it is automatically rotated out of the way so that there is no interference with the printed part, again avoiding damage to the print (and print failure).
The Pro L and XL models feature an intuitiveand large 18 cm (7-in.) touchscreen module, with integrated print server. This small octacore computer offers users key functionality for their day-to-day operations, reducing workflow bottlenecks commonly experienced with 3D printers. Functions include real-time remote webcam monitoring, multi-user control via a web interface, easy print file management, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, the ability to render g-codes, and the ability to create a time lapse of the print. With the touchscreen, the printer can be accessed via USB and/or Wi-Fi and the unit can be connected in a (LAN) network or standalone. For a network setup the unit can control up to seven stations for a single point. All of these features have been developed with the user in mind.
“Our users have been telling us that they need options to create bigger parts, but without compromising on quality. However, delivering on this is not just a case of scaling up the architecture of our Pro 3D printers,” says Guillaume Feliksdal, founder and director of FELIXprinters. “With the Pro L and XL, we have used all of our experience in precision engineering to develop what we believe is a great new and offering to the market that ensures FELIXprinters’ commitment to robust and reliable 3D printers is manifested in these large scale systems, while making it possible for them to quickly and easily benefit from the advantages of additive manufacturing, without the hassle. These bigger machines can fit seamlessly into any workshop, lab or factory environment because they can fit through a standard doorway, to make the logistics of installation quick and simple too.”
The Pro L and Pro XL both come with a full three-year warranty (or 10,000 printing hours) on non-wearable parts.
Pro L / XL Features At a Glance:
- Large build volume up to 144 Liters
- Print with different brand filaments
- Easy control via Touchscreen
- Remote access from multiple devices
- Interchangeable flex print platform
- Interchangeable print heads
- Minimal print failure
- No print damage while second nozzle is idle
- No loss of prints due to power breakdown
- Dual head printing
- Full three-year warranty for non-wearable parts
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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