MONTREAL, March 10, 2022: AON3D announced their AON M2+ High Temperature Industrial 3D Printer will be receiving an optional firmware upgrade to enable Duplication Mode and Mirror Mode 3D printing. This powerful new feature will double the output of new and existing M2+ machines to meet the growing demands of factory floors. Combined with ungated access to the world’s most advanced thermoplastics, largest-in-class build volume, and features that minimize part post-processing, the AON M2+ continues to be the agile manufacturing solution of choice by companies globally — capable of producing functional end-use parts at scale in half the time compared to any other high temperature 3D printer.
With this upgrade, the AON M2+ will be able to print two of the same part, or two mirrored parts concurrently via an Independent Dual Extrusion (IDEX) system, doubling the machine’s output. In addition to increased production capabilities, the IDEX system provides greater design freedom, such as the ability to print large internal geometries and non-linear holes with water-soluble support options, while reducing labor intensive post-processing.
Unlike other 3D printers with IDEX currently available, the AON M2+ is also capable of printing high-performance materials, like PEEK, PEKK, and ULTEM™, which offer some of the strongest and best material properties currently available in 3D printing including:
- Higher strength to weight ratio than many metals
- High heat resistance – Continuous use temperatures up to 260°C
- High chemical & hydrocarbon resistance
- Low friction / high wear resistance
- And many other benefits
With the Duplication Mode upgrade, the AON M2+ offers twice the size, twice the output, and more material options than any sub-$60k high temperature 3D printer on the market. Duplication and Mirror Mode are expected to be available via firmware upgrade by fall of this year. Existing AON M2+ customers on a success plan will receive the update free of charge. To learn more about the AON M2+, easy financing options, and high-performance material options, please visit AON3D.com.