Additive Manufacturing 3D Systems announces introduction of next generation ‘High Speed Fusion’ 3D printing system
USA — In collaboration with Jabil, 3D Systems has developed the novel industrial 3D printing platform High Speed Fusion (HSF). The fused filament printer is said to be three times faster than standard systems — which the company intends to prove from 2022.
According to 3D Systems, their new 3D printing platform can operate at speeds and precision levels beyond the current state of the art through the use of electrical motion control. The temperature capability and available build volumes, as well as the material portfolio, have been specifically designed for aerospace and automotive applications, including:
- Direct Printing: aerospace interiors and ducting, drone components, automotive under dash and under hood, and other general industrial applications.
- Tooling & Fixtures: manufacturing aids, automation and robotics tooling, lift assist tooling, as well as molds and sacrificial tools.
- Prototyping Parts: automotive, aerospace, medical, heavy equipment, and general industry support.
“By introducing our High Speed Fusion filament printer, 3D Systems will build on the organizational focus that we adopted in 2020, and expand our presence in growing markets that demand high reliability products such as aerospace and automotive,” said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, president and CEO, 3D Systems. “Our investments in this solution, and collaboration with Jabil, will allow our customers to increase productivity and performance by using additive manufacturing with a hardware, software, and materials platform that is uniquely designed for the rigors and requirements of an industrial setting.”
The Roadrunner 3D printer is the first member of the HSF product family. According to 3D Systems, it offers the following advantages:
- Highest deposition rates combined with the best dimensional precision of any standard industrial class of fused filament platform.
- Lowest landed part cost without sacrificing part quality.
- Capability to process high-performance, high-temp materials, like ULTEM and PA CF with a broad range of general-purpose filaments like ABS and PETg ESD.
Application engineering and materials development on the new platform has been underway for more than a year and will continue during 2021, with shipments of the Roadrunner system to begin in 2022.