Speed can be a fundamental advantage of 3D printing and a driving force behind the innovation and growth of the market. 3D Platform (3DP), a leading manufacturer of large format 3D printers, announced its SurePrint Servo Motor Upgrade Package for the flagship printer, the 3DP1000.
Designed for professional large format 3D printer users, the upgrade offers such features as industry-leading mechatronics, closed-loop servo motors, superior torque and speed performances, as well as capabilities for accuracy and reliability. With the upgraded servo motors, users can cut their print time in half while yielding accurate and reliable large 3D prints.
“Many large format 3D printing users are concerned with print speed and accuracy,” said Joe Binka, 3D Platform Lead Design Engineer. “Print speed is a relative measure affected by many variables, such as the printer’s motion control system capabilities, extruder size, flow rate and volume, material, and 3D file settings. We overcome these challenges by leveraging our experience in mechatronics and linear motion, and with the release of the 3DP SurePrint Servo Motor Upgrade.”
The upgrade enables users to cut print times in half without sacrificing print quality in the following ways:
Greater torque = faster print time
SurePrint Servo motors generate 85% greater torque when compared to traditional stepper motors. This advanced torque capability allows faster acceleration and deceleration, increased travel speed and reduced overall print time. For example, when printing with PLA material, the 3DP1000 with SurePrint Servo motors can accelerate up to 250 mm/sec.
Superior peak torque range = more reliable speed performance
The servo motors excel in the peak torque range test, providing more reliable performance even at high speeds. These motors generate consistent throughput even at 2000 RPM or higher.
Close loop system = accurate prints at high speed
Each SurePrint Servo motor is embedded with a 20,000 count encoder, providing position feedback every 1.25 micron. This allows the system to automatically adjust the accuracy to increase print quality for a smoother surface finish.
The SurePrint Servo Upgrade Package can be installed on both new and existing 3DP1000 machines.