Essentium Inc., a leading innovator of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, launched the Essentium High Speed Extrusion (HSE) 280i HT 3D Printer, an independent-dual-extrusion system (IDEX) for the demands of the factory floor. Unlike other IDEX 3D printers on the market, the HSE 280i HT 3D Printer features true independent dual extruders whereby each head is fully independent on both the X and Y-axis. This enables manufacturers to shift to industrial-scale production of parts, even for complex geometric shapes, while reducing post-processing costs.
The HSE 280i HT 3D Printer delivers print speeds of more than 500 mm/s by using a non-slip, high torque extrusion system with all linear servo motors. The 3D Printer also uses a multimodal heating method to heat the part, eliminating the need for manufacturers to wait for the chamber to heat up to start printing.
The HSE 280i HT 3D Printer is built to transform manufacturing floors and solve the AM issues of speed, strength, and scale, which have held back the shift from prototyping to full-scale production runs in industries including aerospace, electronics, automotive, contract manufacturing, and consumer goods.
Essentium also announced a high-performance material to help manufacturers realize the full potential of industrial-scale AM.
Developed in partnership with LEHVOSS Group, Essentium PP-CF is a 20% carbon fiber reinforced polypropylene filament made with LUVOCOM 3F resin from LEHVOSS. This material delivers excellent mechanical performance combined with printability. It offers chemical resistance and low surface energy, making it useful for silicone and urethane molding applications. Essentium PP-CF allows manufacturers to print chemically resistant, low surface energy parts with greater strength and stiffness than unreinforced polyolefins.