Additive manufacturing Stratasys to demonstrate automated post-processing cell at Formnext

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At Formnext, Stratasys is showcasing additive manufacturing solutions for every stage of the product value chain at Formnext under the theme “Let’s Talk Manufacturing”. It includes an expanding portfolio of materials as well as a the P3 Automated Production Cell, a demonstration project to improve the efficiency of operating fleets of Origin One 3D printers.

Parts printed with Covestro’s Somos Perform resin with a Neo stereolithography 3D printer.
Parts printed with Covestro’s Somos Perform resin with a Neo stereolithography 3D printer.
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The demonstration project production cell operating in the Stratasys stand (Hall 12.1, D121) at Formnext is designed to automate the movement of parts between multiple 3D printers and post-processing equipment for cleaning, drying and curing. The goal is to significantly reduce the labor resources required as 3D printing scales up on the factory floor.

The company is also be showcasing its support for innovation in urban mobility with a new vehicle category in the booth. The working prototype was developed by Stratasys customer nFrontier using both 3D printing and traditional manufacturing.

Materials to drive production growth

With the goal of enabling manufacturing customers to address new applications with demanding requirements faster and more efficiently, Stratasys has continued to grow its materials ecosystem through new partnerships and third-party material options. Materials on show will include Preferred and Validated materials for the manufacturer’s 3D printers based on five different 3D printing technologies: stereolithography, SAF, FDM, P3, and Poly-Jet. These include materials provided by partners such as Arkema/Kimya, Victrex plc, and Covestro.

“Over the last two and half years, our focus has expanded from building up our hardware portfolio to working with key industry partners to develop a wide-range of use-case-specific solutions. These complete solutions encompass hardware, software, materials and services that create new business opportunities for our customers,” says Andy Langfeld, President EMEA at Stratasys. “We continue to accelerate cutting-edge developments in additive manufacturing and advance our strategy of providing the best and most complete polymer 3D printing portfolio in the industry.”


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