Industry Supplies Launches Macro Production 3D Printing Platform
A suite of 3D printers has been designed to transition from product development to manufacturing.
September 28, 2020
Industry Supplies has launched the new Smart3D Macro platform. The Smart3D Macro offers broad material capabilities, a large build volume and a print speed built for manufacturing.
The new system was designed in two form factors. On the office side, the Prototyping Unit (PU) serves the needs of designers and engineers working on product development. For the industrial space, the Production Module (PM) was conceived for machine operators running production batches on the manufacturing floor. Each PM comprises four 3D printers, a dedicated computer, active drying built with the company’s Hybrid Drying Technology and advanced print farm management and automation features.
With its up-to-120°C actively heated 350x350x400-mm chamber, Macro is more than a printer of high-performance materials. It is a solution to print any material at its highest performance. The Smart3D team has ensured material properties are optimized, regardless if it’s ABS, nylon, PEEK or composites.
Smart3D offers software modules that serve diverse user needs. Businesses and educational institutions may benefit from the Smart3D Cloud, or install the Smart3D LAN printer management software locally if it better suits their IT requirements. To securely interconnect devices in production plants, the company has developed an IoT solution that works as a serverless neural network where communications take place without the need of a central server. This provides a new level of redundancy, as there is no danger of attack at one node that may compromise the rest of the network. The Factory Management module offers multiple packages to integrate Smart3D systems with the company’s ERP, enabling management of the factory’s full workflow.
Smart3D Macro is shipping. Interested customers may turn to their local resellers or contact Industry Supplies for further information and availability.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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