FDM 3D Printer Technology Maximizes the Additve Manufacturing Industry
Both FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) and (Fused Deposition Modeling) FDM 3D printer technologies have experienced tremendous growth in the past few years, especially in the Prototyping, Mass Personalization, Creative, and Production industries. With the rapid growth, increasing number of vertically integrated companies have started adopting 3D printing to aid the process from product design to end-use parts in the factory. There is no difference between an FFF 3D printer and an FDM 3D printer, other than the term FDM is trademarked.
How to go beyond prototyping, and leverage large format 3D printing for production, manufacturing and more? Learn more at Machine Design‘s recent post about how to leverage the 3D printing technology beyond prototyping in the growing field of additive manufacturing:
3D Platform gives a brief introduction on the 100 Series WorkTable FFF / FDM 3D printer. This machine is explicitly targeted toward entry-level customers who are looking for an affordable machine, but with a large format print area.
The print area is one meter by one meter by a half meter, yet this 3DP printer is built on the foundation of our proven Workbench. It comes with the same control technology, the availability of dual extruders, and the proven mechatronics inclusive of anti-backlash, leadscrew technology.
If you are looking for affordable 3D printer that delivers high quality prints in a large format, this may be exactly what you are looking for.
The WorkSeries™ comes standard with the large build area of 1m x 1m x 0.5m, and is built on industrial strength mechatronics designed to deliver precision prints down to a 70 micron layer resolution. Additionally, the Workbench adds versatility with unique production and organizational features including:
- SurePrint Technology™ – Advanced mechatronics and motors that have 85% greater torque with a 20,000 count encoder allow for faster acceleration and deceleration while decreasing print times by up to 45%, and increasing accuracy and quality.
- Accessibility – Even with its large build area, the Workbench is designed for maximum flexibility. A unique 2-part configuration will fit through a single width door, down to a minimum of 24 inches (610mm) wide.
- Versatility – The ergonomic height and open print bed enable full access to prints for advanced print techniques. These unique processes such as core modeling and adding inserts of metal, electronics, and other materials can take your 3D printing beyond prototyping to fully functional parts.
- Usability – Additional features such as encoders to sense filament flow, under gantry LED lights enhancing visibility, resume from Z function for paused prints, Android tablet for remote monitoring and control, and auto bed leveling make the Workbench a powerful additive manufacturing platform.