3D Systems Debuts Accura AMX High Temp 300C, SLS 300

Company will showcase several new product innovations at Formnext 2023 including materials and printing technologies.

Company will showcase several new product innovations at Formnext 2023 including materials and printing technologies.

Accura AMX High Temp 300C, a high-temperature resistant rigid plastic engineered to withstand harsh thermal environments. Image courtesy of 3D Systems.

3D Systems will showcase several new product innovations at Formnext 2023 including materials and printing technologies. The company is introducing Accura AMX High Temp 300CSLS 300, a new professional service for C-103, and the DMP Flex 350 Triple—engineered to enable production of end-use parts in industries including automotive, space, energy, and medical devices.

High-Temperature SLA Material

With the introduction of Accura AMX High Temp 300C, 3D Systems is delivering an unfilled material with a heat deflection temperature of 300°C. The new chemistry of this material does not require a thermal post-cure, enabling a streamlined workflow and reduced time to part. These properties make Accura AMX High Temp 300C ideal for high-temperature component testing and general-use parts.

Accura AMX High Temp 300C is planned for general availability in the fourth quarter of 2023.

SLS 300 Expands SLS Portfolio

At Formnext, 3D Systems is introducing the SLS 300 (formerly the Wematter Gravity). The closed-loop system is designed to operate in a smaller-footprint environment outside of a manufacturing floor, such as offices, material research labs or workshops. 

The SLS 300 ecosystem only requires a standard power source and an ethernet connection to be operational in less than an hour. The system is compatible with a material portfolio to address various applications. Thepackaging ensures users do not come into direct contact with any powder when filling the machine. The cylinders, made of sustainable paper and wood-based packaging, directly connect to the printer and fill it via a dedicated inlet on the front to keep the process dust-free.

In its booth at Formnext, 3D Systems will introduce the SLS 300 Powder Recycling Station (PRS). This fully automated unit works in tandem with the SLS 300 to recycle unused material currently in the system and mix it with fresh material. This allows the user to fully use all material, lowering production costs and reducing demand for human intervention. The PRS includes HEPA filters and was designed with acoustic dampening enabling it to be used comfortably in various environments.

The SLS 300 is available for immediate ordering. The Powder Recycling Station is planned to be available in the first half of 2024.

Metal Material for Challenging Environments

C-103 is a Niobium-alloy classified as a refractory material resistant to decomposition by heat, pressure or chemical attack and retains its strength and form at high temperatures. C-103 has a high service temperature between 1200°C and 1400°C and is capable of withstanding high stresses at these temperatures. Because of its low ductile-to-brittle transition temperature, C-103 has resistance to high-frequency vibrations. These properties make C-103 ideal for rocket, hypersonic, and jet propulsion applications.

3D Systems’ direct metal printing vacuum technology is suited for processing C-103 by ensuring a low-oxygen environment to preserve the material’s properties asthe material properties are sensitive to O2 exposure. 

Application development services on C-103 and GRX-810 are available through the company’s Professional Services delivered by the Application Innovation Group (AIG). GRX-810 is currently only available inside the United States.

DMP Flex 350 Triple for Metal Part Production

At Formnext 2023, 3D Systems will debut the latest configuration for its DMP Flex 350 platform, the DMP Flex 350 Triple. This compact, three-laser system includes the company’s vacuum chamber design and extends the signature Removable Print Module (RPM) concept by supporting two distinct RPM modules with different build volumes. Highlights of this new system include:

  • Larger build capacity, same footprint: The DMP Flex 350 Triple features a new RPM with a larger build of 350x350x350 mm and can also accommodate the standard RPM with a build volume of 275x275x420 mm. 
  • 3-laser load-balanced print capability: The DMP Flex 350 Triple laser offers multi-laser load balancing and  surface quality scan strategies. This results in no seams or changes in roughness in zones where multiple lasers work together.
  • Eight materials for a breadth of applications: The DMP Flex 350 Triple is capable of processing a wide range of aluminum alloys, including traditional cast alloys (i.e., AlSi10Mg, AlSi7Mg0.6), high-strength aluminum alloys (i.e., A6061-RAM2), and high-conductivity aluminum (i.e., CP1). Additionally, nickel-based alloys such as Ni718, Ni625, and HX are available for high-temperature corrosion-resistant applications. 

The DMP Flex 350 Triple is currently available for ordering. The new RPM with the 350x350x350 mm build box is planned for general availability in July 2024.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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