- The new Additive Manufacturing platform achieves 40-50% scanning speed increase, flexible material options and simplified serviceability
Pflugerville, Texas, December 4, 2018 – EOS North America today launched its Integra P 400 polymer Additive Manufacturing (AM) platform developed to meet customer demands for the North American market. The fast, flexible powder bed AM platform gives organizations the ability to process applications using a wide-range of materials that offer characteristics such as high abrasion or chemical resistance, low-temperature performance, high elasticity, and transparency.
Built for high-productivity, the Integra P 400’s industry-best scanning speed results from a combination of technologies such as sky-writing, a 120 Watt CO2 laser, and digital galvanometers delivering speeds averaging 12,700 millimeters per second – a 40-50% improvement compared to existing platforms. The new machine also operates at temperatures up to 300°C, and has an innovative dual-roller recoating system to apply material faster with the flexibility to process a wide range of powdered materials, including high-performance TPU, TPE, and the new HT-23.
“The Integra P 400 marks an important milestone for Additive Manufacturing,” said Donnie Vanelli, COO at EOS North America. “Our customers have already expressed their positive feedback with the new system by enabling more precise process monitoring to meeting stringent quality requirements along with an open, user-friendly software interface.”
The Integra P 400 is equipped with EOSPRINT 2 software, an intuitive, open data preparation tool that takes design concepts from CAD to print. Winner of The iF Design Award, EOSPRINT 2 defines the exact path of the laser in the build process and increases the quality of the surface finish, tensile strength and build speed.
Demand for a platform with the capabilities of the Integra P 400 has generated immediate interest from organizations, like Honeywell, who are eager to become early adopters. Another early adopter is CRP USA, a cutting-edge additive manufacturing and high precision CNC machining company.
“During the past several years we have evaluated and purchased new and used laser additive polymer systems. Most new systems showed only small incremental innovation, and some appeared to be going a bit backward,” said Stewart Davis, Director of Operations, CRP USA. “At our first evaluation of the Integra P 400, with all of the covers removed, it was clear we were seeing a machine targeted toward our needs. Reliability, serviceability, and material flexibility are all addressed in a straight forward package. We are looking forward to its arrival, and plan to leverage it within our Additive Manufacturing processes to help us continue providing new and innovative solutions to our customers.”
“We designed the Integra P 400 to help meet demand for serial production-ready 3D printing in the North American market,” said Michael Conner, Vice President of Service at EOS North America. “The powerful, simple design architecture was developed so one technician with a tool box can service most issues. This simplicity is a key factor that will drive organizations to adopt this new polymer AM platform.”
The Integra P 400 was designed, engineered and manufactured by EOS North America, and will be produced at its Pflugerville, Texas, Technical Center near Austin. Technical specifications of the new system include:
- Build volume: 420 mm x 420 mm x 500 mm
- Laser type: 120 Watt CO2 (70 Watt available upon request)
- Build Rate: 25 mm/hour (typical)
- Layer thickness: Capability from 0.10 mm to 0.18 mm per layer
- Scanning speed: Up to 12,700 mm/s (500 in/sec)
- Twin roller design: Dual-roller system
- Quick exchangeable laser window
- IR Cameras (real-time thermal imaging of process area): Most accurate, monitorable operation
- Software: EOSPRINT 2.0 and EOSYSTEM: Open software and intuitive data preparation and machine operation with EOSAME
Optional accessories include additional exchangeable frames, exchangeable laser window units, additional multibox feed system units, and a reduced build volume adaptor that is currently under development. Orders are already being accepted with availability currently limited to North American markets. More information is available at http://www.IntegraP400.com. EOS North America will also have a working Integra P 400 on display this spring at both the Additive Manufacturers Users Group (AMUG) 2019 (Chicago), and the RAPID + TCT 2019 trade fair (Detroit).
About EOS North America
EOS North America is a business of EOS GmbH, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is a pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore, customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.
Source: EOS North America