EOS North America released its INTEGRA P 450, a mid-range temperature, powder bed, polymer 3D printer. This selective laser sintering (SLS) platform easily scales based on customer needs, bridging the gap between a small series production printer and a true serial additive manufacturing platform.
Featuring process temperatures of up to 300°C, the INTEGRA P 450 offers a range of SLS material flexibility combined with an 8-zone quartz heating system, where each zone can be independently controlled for enhanced precision, consistent quality, and efficient use of build volumes. The printer also has an improved process chamber design that enhances thermal uniformity during builds for production-caliber performance. Its future-proof, modular design, that includes an exchangeable optics tray and build volume, was created with extensive input from service professionals to enhance serviceability and reduce downtime. The platform also integrates a thermal imaging camera for real-time thermal analysis of part beds and recording of the entire build.
The INTEGRA P 450’s software architecture is built around the workflow of data preparation for industrial 3D printing, allowing full integration into automated workflows for Industry 4.0. Increased productivity also comes by way of new plane segmentation capabilities, allowing for different layer thicknesses ranging from 0.10 mm to 0.18 mm per layer within a single part. The segmentation functionality also enables the splitting of a part along a plane so it can be shifted in z-level to define part segments with different exposure requirements for quality and productivity. This means engineers can define segments based on the need for quality or speed and assign optimal machine parameters.
Additional technical specifications include:
• Building volume: 420 x 420 x 500 mm (16.5 x 16.5 x 19.7 in)
• Laser type: CO2 120 W (70 W available upon request)
• Building rate: 25 mm/hr. (typical) Layer thickness (depending on material) capability from 0.10 mm to 0.18 mm per layer
• Scan speed during build process: up to 12.7 m/s (500 in/sec) sky-writing
• Power supply: 240 VAC, 3 Phase / 40 A – peak operating current 30 A
• Dimensions (W x D x H): 2.08 x 1.32 x 2.46 m (6.83 x 4.33 x 8.08 ft)
• Recommended installation space: min. 4.6 x 4.1 x 3.3 m (15 x 13.50 x 11 ft)
• Software: EOSPRINT 2
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. EOS North America will also have the INTEGRA P 450 on display this spring at both the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) 2020 (Chicago), and the RAPID + TCT 2020 trade fair (Anaheim).
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