Based on the previously released ELEMENTO v2, the new large-format, industrial dual-extrusion FFF system is the result of over three years of research and development. Built for a wide range of engineering applications in sectors such as automotive and manufacturing tooling, the ELEMENTO v2.1 is capable of processing high-performance engineering filaments for large part production.
3D printing filaments with Fabbrix
Based in Italy, Fabbrix is a relatively new player in the 3D printing hardware market. Up until recently, the company had exclusively developed thermoplastic filaments for use with third-party 3D printers.
The Fabbrix range is an extensive one, as the company offers everything from basic polymers to engineering-grade composites. Looking down the list, customers can choose between materials such as PPS for high-temperature components, carbon nanotubes for low-voltage electrical circuits, PET for food-contacting parts, BVOH for water-soluble supports and more.
The ELEMENTO v2.1
The key feature of the ELEMENTO v2.1 is undoubtedly its expanded build volume, which now sits at a hearty 1000 x 560 x 530mm. The chamber itself comes complete with an active temperature control system and thermal insulation to enable high-temperature 3D printing, and even features soundproofing. Looking at the heated aluminum build plate, we have a maximum bed temperature of 100°C.
Fabbrix has also revamped the ELEMENTO’s extruder setup, which consists of a single dual-extruder printhead (direct-drive). The printhead is modular in design, meaning users are able to reconfigure and interchange their hotends based on their production needs. Each of the company’s hotends, which range from 0.6 – 1.2mm in nozzle diameter, is made entirely out of metal and boasts a maximum temperature of 300°C. As such, the new ELEMENTO is capable of processing a whole host of high-performance filaments such as PP, PA12, and even carbon fiber-reinforced technopolymers.
Owing to Fabbrix’s materials background, the company has also placed great emphasis on the machine’s open materials nature. While the entire portfolio of Fabbrix filaments is compatible, the company also encourages customers to make use of third-party materials.
When it comes to quality-of-life features, the ELEMENTO v2.1 comes equipped with an auto-levelling sensor, an integrated camera, and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote print monitoring and build management. With a focus on safety, the system also features an automatic door locking mechanism and a renewed HEPA air purifier for 99.95% efficacy against volatile organic compounds and ultrafine particles.
Technical specifications and pricing
Below are the technical specifications for the ELEMENTO v2.1 3D printer. Readers interested in purchasing the system should visit the Fabbrix store page for a quote.
|Build volume||1000 x 560 x 530mm|
|Nozzle diameter||0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1mm, 1.2mm|
|Layer resolution||160 – 480 microns|
|XYZ resolution||5, 5, 2.5 microns|
|Bed temperature||20 – 100°C|
|Nozzle temperature||180 – 300°C|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, LAN, USB|
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Featured image shows the ELEMENTO v2.1 3D printer. Photo via Fabbrix.