November 6, 2020
Industry Supplies has announced its new 3D printing solution. The Smart3D Macro HT offers printing in high-performance materials including Smart3D PEEK, PEEK CF, PEKK, ULTEM1010, ULTEM9085, PPSU, as well as supporting third-party materials.
The actively heated 200°C chamber ensures optimum print results based on the principle that thermal stability is needed to enable a material extrusion process to produce high performance parts, the company explains. With the company’s Hybrid Drying Technology, materials are actively dried ahead of the printing to ensure reliable results.
The Macro HT also features a beltless motion system, usng ball screws for XY motion. This leads to improved accuracy and significantly reduced downtime, with less wear and tear and a reduction in regular maintenance. The Macro HT is production ready, enabling companies to transition from product development with their prototyping units (PU) to manufacturing with their production modules (PM) with a shared hardware, software and material platform.
Smart3D PM’s have been designed for a flexible configuration dependent on the user’s needs. Though companies may use their PM’s for the mass production of repeated sets of parts, the customers can decide how many of each module’s four print chambers need to be HT capable.
Offering the same software benefits as the Smart3D Macro, Macro HT uses the Smart3D Cloud, with the option to install the Smart3D LAN printer management software locally. The company’s solution for the production floor is Smart3D Serverless, a decentralized neural network to provide safe connections with unbeatable redundancy. The Factory Management module offers multiple packages to integrate Smart3D systems with the factory’s full workflow.
Smart3D Macro HT launches at this year’s Formnext Connect and will be available from December 2020. Interested customers may visit Smart3D online at Formnext. To virtually attend the event next week (November 10-12, 2020), customers can visit the Formnext ticket shop to benefit from 100% discounted tickets using the code FN20AS184.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.