Essentium, Inc., a provider of 3D printing technology for additive manufacturing, announced the release of the Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSE) Platform, a 3D printing system designed to transform manufacturing floors and solve the issues of strength, speed, and scale.
Essentium conducted an independent survey to understand the major obstacles faced by the additive manufacturing industry. According to the results, 77% of respondents cited the high cost of 3D printing technology and materials, 34% cited lack of scale, and 31% cited the unreliability of the printed parts as the top three obstacles.
The Essentium HSE Platform addresses these obstacles. The platform can print materials that achieve similar properties of an injection-molded part.
In some 3D printing processes, bonds between deposited layers can be weak. Essentium’s FlashFuse technology uses a plasma heat source to conduct electricity through a network of carbon nanotubes integrated into Essentium’s Ultrafuse materials. This reaction welds each layer as it is deposited, creating a stronger bond that achieves the tensile strength of injection molded thermoplastics.
The HSE platform prints parts 10 times faster than conventional Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printers by using a non-slip, high torque extruder system and linear motors.
The HSE 180·S Platform is available now for commercial order with delivery in 2019.