- Releases new performance focused accessories, including new 0.6mm Stainless Steel nozzle, for faster print times, and draft shields
SAN LEANDRO, CA, December 6th, 2016― Type A Machines®, the market leader in manufacturing-ready Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) 3D printers, today announced the Series 1 Pro™ Enterprise Bundle, featuring an industry-first Tungsten Carbide hot-end, and BuildTak® FlexPlateSystem™. Dramatically increasing hot end durability, while speeding time between print jobs.
“For our industrial and makerspace 3D printing customers, time is money. Having a printer non-operational in order to change hot-ends, or remove a print, means lost revenue and productivity, not to mention the time and expense associated with replacement parts,” said Type A Machines Chief Marketing Officer and VP, Shawn Hopwood. “With our new Enterprise Bundle, we’ve increased reliability and machine uptime by bringing together one of the hardest, most wear resistant materials known to the industry, while partnering with a leader in the industry to make 3D printing quick and simple.”
The Series 1 Enterprise bundle is designed for heavy-use printing, and customers seeking maximum machine print time, such as makerspaces, industrial prototyping shops, print farms, education labs, and service bureaus.The new Enterprise bundle provides increased durability and ease-of-use forthe parts most typically exposed to wear and tear from heavy printer use – the hot-end and buildplatform. By leveraging the hardness of Tungsten Carbide, customers can expect to see the longestnozzle uptimes in the industry – enabling longer periods of continuous use.
BuildTak FlexPlate System – Simple Print Release System
The Series 1 Pro’s fast-heating 360W cubic-foot build platform leverages the BuildTak FlexPlate System, a two part system featuring a magnetic mounting base and a BuildTak surfaced flexPlate which together takes the hassle out of platform preparation and print removal. With the magnetic mounting base and BuildTak FlexPlate installed users can immediately begin printing. Once a print is finished, simply detach the FlexPlate from the magnetic mounting base and flex the plate back and forth to pop prints off. Once cleared the surface is then ready for re-use.
The BuildTak Surface
BuildTak is an adhesive-backed sheet that creates an optimal bond between the 3D printed object and build surface. The adhesion of the surface maximizes the chances an object will be held in place for the duration of the print while enabling clean and easy removal of the object from the build surface. The use of BuildTak eliminates the need for glue, masking tape, or films.
Other features include:
- Support for ABS, PLA, HIPS, PET+, Brick, Wood & Flexible (TPE) filaments
- Protects build plate
- Heat resistant and durable, reusable for many consecutive builds
- Multiple material adhesion eliminates the need to change print surface
Tungsten Carbide Hot End – Precision Meets Durability
The Enterprise Bundle’s new Tungsten Carbide hot end ships as a standard needle of the company’s award winning G2 Extruder. The needle is machined to a tolerance of 25 microns which is less than the diameter of a human hair.
Tungsten carbide has a Vickers hardness value of 1600 HV, ten times harder than mild steel which is in the 160 HV region. The new Tungsten Carbide needle’s superior wear resistance significantly extends the G2s service life – reducing the need to replace the nozzle due to material extrusion wear, especially when printing abrasive materials such as carbon-fiber, and metal filled filaments.
Series 1 Product Line
Series 1 – featuring a 12” x 12” x 12” (305mm x 305mm x 305mm) build volume, G2 Extruder with hardened stainless steel hot-end, Super flat Float Glass non-heated build platform, and Wi-Fi. Includes 1 year warranty – MSRP $3,599.
Series 1 Pro – featuring a 12” x 12” x 12” (305mm x 305mm x 305mm) build volume, G2 Extruder with hardened stainless steel hot-end, Borosilicate Glass heated build platform, webcam, and Wi-Fi. Includes 1 year warranty – MSRP $3,995.
Series 1 Pro Enterprise Bundle – featuring a 12” x 12” x 12” (305mm x 305mm x 305mm) build volume, G2 Extruder with tungsten carbide hot-end, Borosilicate Glass heated build platform, BuildTak FlexPlate System, 2 Sheets of BuildTak, webcam, and Wi-Fi. Includes 1 year warranty – MSRP $4,295.
Print Pod – a centrally-managed, massively-parallel 3D printing solution scalable up to 60 individual Series 1 3D printers. Print Pod features, a touch-screen, gigabit ethernet switching, Power Distribution unit, and server.
The Series 1, and Series 1 Pro are available immediately. The Series 1 Pro Enterprise Bundle ships on December 12th, 2016. All products are available on the company’s online store.
Along with both the BuildTak Platform ($149) and the tungsten carbide hot end ($145) the company has also released a new .6mm Stainless Steel hot end, as well as new acrylic draft shields. Both are available immediately for existing Series 1 customers for $89 and $189 respectively.
About Type A Machines:
Type A Machines, Inc. designs and manufactures the Series 1 ™ line of FFF/FDM 3D printers, and the industry-first Print Pod ™,a centrally-managed parallel production solution scalable up to 60 individual Series 1 3D printers. The Print Pod delivers a production solution at lower cost -per- part than injection molding and is ideal for makerspaces, print farms, low volume production, labs, classrooms, and other heavy printing environments. An industry pioneer, Type A Machines continues to deliver the future of manufacturing to customers, today.
Type A Machines, the Type A Machines logo, Series 1, Series 1e Series 1 Pro, Print Pod, EverydayPLA, PerformancePLA, and ProMatte are trademarks of Type A Machines. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Source: Type A Machines