The Xaar 1003 printhead allows 3D printing manufacturer dp polar GmbH’s AM polar i2 to produce parts on an industrial scale through additive manufacturing (AM).
The AMpolar i2’s AM process uses various Xaar 1003 printheads to jet parts at volume at significantly reduced costs compared to traditional 3D printing machines.
Productive, single-pass printing delivers build volumes up to 700L across its continuously rotating print platform. The Xaar 1003 can speedily, reliably jet fluids with various viscosities to ensure a suitable fit for a wide range of AM applications.
Metal 3D printing service adds stainless steels
ExOne’s updated Quick Ship metal 3D printing service features a new digital quoting tool and materials.
Stainless steels 316L and 17-4PH are available in the list of materials offered through instant quoting, with delivery times of 10 to 15 days, depending on number of units requested, part size, and other requirements.
A Quick Ship online dashboard allows customers to upload a qualifying digital design file for an instant quote and purchase, as well as create an account to track projects. More than 30 file types are accepted including STL and STP.
Microwave plasma systems produce AM powders
6K Additive has commissioned the first two commercial UniMelt systems in its new 40,000ft2 state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.
6K is proceeding through internal product qualification and third-party printing and will begin customer sampling in August 2020 for its Onyx In718 material followed shortly by Onyx Ti64. 6K’s process can convert certified-chemistry machined millings, turnings, and other recycled feedstock sources into premium AM-ready metal powders.
The UniMelt system uses microwave production-scale plasma with a highly uniform and precise plasma zone with zero contamination capable of high throughput production of advanced materials including Onyx In718 and Onyx Ti64 AM powders. UniMelt technology can also spheroidize ferrous alloys including SS17-4PH, SS316; other nickel superalloys including Inconel 625; HX, cobalt-base alloys such as CoCr; refractory metals Mo, W, Re; reactive alloys such as Ti-6-4; TiAl; Al alloys; and high-temperature ceramics such as MY and YSZ.
3D TPU grades
Three Estane 3D thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) grades for fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printing applications are now available in the Ultimaker Marketplace. Added grades include Estane 3D TPU F94A-055 OR HH PL, Estane 3DP TPU 98A, and Estane 3DP TPU F70D.
Ultimaker, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, offers a material library called Marketplace in Ultimaker Cura which allows partner raw material suppliers to upload profiles that are compatible with Ultimaker printers. The 3D TPU grades fill demands from Ultimaker’s customers printing FFF applications for industrial jigs and fixtures, prototypes, end-use parts, and flexible parts such as orthopedic insoles.