EOS North America launched its Integra P 400 polymer Additive Manufacturing (AM) platform. The fast, flexible powder bed AM platform uses a range of materials that offer characteristics such as high abrasion or chemical resistance, low-temperature performance, high elasticity, and transparency.
Built for high-productivity, the Integra P 400’s scanning speed results from a combination of technologies such as sky-writing, a 120 Watt CO2 laser, and digital galvanometers delivering speeds averaging 12,700 millimeters per second. The machine also operates at temperatures up to 300°C, and has a dual-roller recoating system to apply material faster with the flexibility to process powdered materials including high-performance TPU, TPE, and the new HT-23.
The Integra P 400 is equipped with EOSPRINT 2 software, an intuitive, open data preparation tool that takes design concepts from CAD to print. EOSPRINT 2 defines the exact path of the laser in the build process and increases the quality of the surface finish, tensile strength and build speed.
“We designed the Integra P 400 to help meet demand for serial production-ready 3D printing in the North American market,” said Michael Conner, Vice President of Service at EOS North America. “The design architecture was developed so one technician with a tool box can service most issues. This simplicity is a key factor that will drive organizations to adopt this new polymer AM platform.”
The Integra P 400 was designed, engineered and manufactured by EOS North America, and will be produced at its Pflugerville, Texas, Technical Center near Austin. Technical specifications of the new system include:
Build volume: 420 mm x 420 mm x 500 mm
Laser type: 120 Watt CO2 (70 Watt available upon request)
Build Rate: 25 mm/hour (typical)
Layer thickness: Capability from 0.10 mm to 0.18 mm per layer
Scanning speed: Up to 12,700 mm/s (500 in/sec)
Twin roller design: Dual-roller system
Quick exchangeable laser window IR Cameras (real-time thermal imaging of process area)
Software: EOSPRINT 2.0 and EOSYSTEM
Optional accessories include additional exchangeable frames, exchangeable laser window units, additional multibox feed system units, and a reduced build volume adaptor that is currently under development. Orders are already being accepted with availability currently limited to North American markets.