EOS, a leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has refined one of its most successful systems further with its FORMIGA P 110 Velocis. Based on the FORMIGA P 110 for additive manufacturing (AM) with plastic materials, Velocis offers increases in productivity of up to 20%, along with more homogeneous part quality. A compact-class additive manufacturing system, the solution is for entry into the area of industrial 3D printing – from rapid prototyping applications to cost-efficient small series production. The FORMIGA family has an installed base of more than 550 systems.
The FORMIGA P 110 Velocis offers an accelerated heating and re-coating process as well as an improved temperature distribution in the build chamber of the system. Software controls the preheat for the polymer material. After first being applied to the construction platform as a thin layer, the material is pre-heated even faster and after that fused precisely using a laser beam. The platform is then lowered and another layer of powder is applied. This construction process is repeated until the component is built.
Like its predecessor systems, the FORMIGA P 110 Velocis offers a maximum construction height of 330 mm. It currently works with 10 polymer materials.