Showcasing at Formnext 2021 in Frankfurt, the Smart3D Macro Production Module features 4 individual print chambers, which offer flexible production solutions for low-volume manufacturing. This new industrial range of Smart3D printing solutions from Industry Supplies has been conceived to take material extrusion into the production sphere.
Each of the 4 print chambers come available as a standard (120°C) or High Temperature (200°C) chamber, and each can be used individually for specific projects, or together for increased production capacities. With a huge range of high-performance materials, including Smart3D’s own PEEK, PEEK CF, PEKK, ULTEM1010, ULTEM9085, PPSU, the Smart3D range also offers material profiles for third-party brands including BASF and DSM, in an open material platform to give an even greater range of flexibility within applications.
To test the production capabilities, RGF, a company specializing in 3D printing for machine parts, used the Macro PM to realize cost and times savings. They found the 4 individual print chambers, the easy-to-use production software solutions and the wide material sets gave results that reduced cost by up to 92%. Other challenges, including developing 3D printed solutions for out-of-market spare parts that were no longer commercially available. Overall, the Macro PM proved to be highly successful in manufacturing parts of complex geometries, flexible for multiple part requirements and low to mid-volume production, and able to save in both time and cost, due to the low material costs, high print speeds, and integrated production capabilities.
The Smart3D Macro Production Module, will be showcased at this year’s Formnext 2021 fair, along with the complete range of Prototyping Units and Multimaterial Dryers.“Smart3D Macro is a really capable and versatile manufacturing system. It allows us to work on projects for our different partners simultaneously, as well as dedicate all chambers to one project when it quickly needs volume. In addition, the system’s material capabilities provide our engineers a very broad range of possibilities”, said Thomas Meurers, Managing Director, RGF.