3D printer company to showcase two new technologies for manufacturers at Formnext 2016
DEARBORN, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EnvisionTEC, a leading global provider of 3D printers and materials, today debuts the Vector Hi-Res 3SP at Formnext, the international exhibit of manufacturing technologies in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Vector Hi-Res 3SP, which will be on display at booth E10 in hall 3.1, has a large build envelope of 300 x 175 x 200 mm (11.8 x 6.9 x 7.9 in.) and offers outstanding resolution of 0.002” or 60 µm in the X and Y planes. That is nearly double the resolution of the original Vector 3SP, a popular model that launched a year ago.
The new 3D printer will be able to process a variety of proprietary materials ideal for manufacturers, including ABS Tough, ABS Hi-Impact, E-Glass and E-Tool, which is designed for short-run injection molding of thermoplastics. The system also includes a standalone PC with a large 56-cm (22-inch) touchscreen monitor.
Additionally, EnvisionTEC’s exclusive strategic partner, Viridis3D, will be demonstrating its Robotic Additive Manufacturing (RAM) for the first time in Europe. The RAM 123 uses a unique binder jetting head attached to a multi-axis, high-precision robot arm from ABB to print affordable and detailed sand molds and cores for the foundry industry.
“EnvisionTEC is a company that provides genuine solutions for manufacturing professionals and the Vector Hi-Res and RAM 123 are the latest examples of our commitment to that mission,” said Chief Operating Officer John Hartner.
Hartner will also be delivering a presentation, “The Next Big Thing: 3D Printing with Composites,” at the Formnext powered by TCT 2016 at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. The session will focus on EnvisionTEC’s groundbreaking technology — called Selective Lamination Composite Object Manufacturing or SLCOM —that additively manufactures woven fiber composites impregnated with thermoplastics. Parts from the SLCOM 1 will also be on display in the EnvisionTEC booth.
With the expanding 3SP line, the RAM 123 and SLCOM, EnvisionTEC continues to offer more 3D printing solutions to traditional manufacturing and industrial customers.
“EnvisionTEC has shown steady growth over the past 15 years because of our dedication to developing solutions to real-world problems,” Chief Executive Officer Al Siblani said. “Our 3D printers and materials are made to matter for the professional manufacturing community.”
EnvisionTEC is a leading global provider of professional-grade 3D printing solutions. Founded in 2002 with its pioneering commercial DLP printing technology, EnvisionTEC now sells more than 40 printers based on six distinct technologies that build objects from digital design files. The company’s premium 3D printers serve a variety of medical, professional and industrial markets, and are valued for precision, surface quality, functionality and speed. EnvisionTEC’s intellectual property includes more than 100 pending and granted patents and 70 proprietary materials.