Mimaki Europe, a manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting systems, announced the launch of the Mimaki 3DFF-222 3D printer, a product co-branded with Sindoh, a manufacturer of 3D printers and multi-function printers based in South Korea. The Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) unit was developed as an in-house design and production tool, delivering reliable, almost silent manufacture of prototypes and end-use parts such as jigs and three-dimensional signage.
Commercially available from the end of April 2019, the 3DFF-222 system prints in PLA material. Using easy-to-load filament cartridges it prints parts up to 210 mm x 200 mm x 195 mm (W x D x H), and offers remote monitoring of each print job through a Mimaki app.
This new printer joins the 3DUJ-553 in Mimaki’s portfolio of 3D printers.
“Flexibility and ease-of-use are key features of the new desktop 3D printer,” states Bert Benckhuysen, Senior Product Manager at Mimaki Europe. “It’s been developed so that you can have it sitting in your office without disruption. Running at 45dB the noise levels are almost the same as a museum, and the footprint is small enough that it fits onto a desk, conveniently developing design iterations as needed. With the PLA material you can also produce hard, robust models that don’t warp easily, so production parts such as jigs and molds can be produced rapidly, helping manufacturers reduce lead times.”
Key features of the 3DFF-222 3D printer
–PLA (Poly-Lactic Acid) filament – a hard, robust material that is a plant-derived eco-plastic made from corn and potato starch
–Automatic Filament Supply – filament installation is simplified, comprising insertion of a reeled filament in the dedicated cartridge and setting it to the main unit, the filament is supplied to the nozzle automatically
–Auto Filament Cutting – is also possible after the print job is completed
–A flexible metal bed, with built-in thermostatic function, enables both stable formation and easy removal of the model once it is ready
–Bed Leveling Assist – automatic measuring of horizontal error of the table and correction also supports stable formation
–HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter – prevents the discharge of foul air
–Motor drivers were designed specially to reduce noise levels during operation
–A camera and LED light are provided for remote monitoring with a smartphone or tablet