Additive Manufacturing Three new 3D printers for FDM, P3 and SAF applications
Supplier of polymer 3D printing solutions, Stratasys, introduced three new 3D printers that together address a large portion of the multibillion-euro market opportunity in additive manufacturing of end-use parts. The systems collectively are aimed at accelerating the shift from traditional to additive manufacturing for low-to-mid-volume production applications underserved by traditional manufacturing methods.
Israel — Stratasys is accelerating into the Additive Manufacturing 2.0 era, in which the company see global manufacturing leaders move beyond prototyping to fully embrace the agility that 3D printing brings to the entire manufacturing value chain. Last year, the company accrued more than 25 percent of its revenue from manufacturing-related applications. Going forward, with a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of 3D printing hardware, software, materials and services solutions, Stratasys estimates that its manufacturing revenue growth will outpace other segments, growing at an annual rate of over 20 percent starting in 2022.
The company now introduced the their Origin One 3D printer, designed for end-use manufacturing applications. The new 3D printer uses proprietary P3 technology and a software-first architecture to produce parts at volume in a wide range of open, certified third-party materials with industry-leading accuracy, detail, finish, repeatability, and time to part. That technology combined with hardware upgrades enabled Stratasys to optimize virtually all aspects of the system in the new version of the product to improve reliability and performance. Cloud connectivity means customers will receive additional feature improvements.
Internal company estimates suggest a $ 3.7 billion market opportunity by 2025 for the production-oriented segments suited to the Origin One, including automotive, consumer goods, medical, dental, and tooling applications. The manufacturer plans to begin taking orders for the printer, post-processing and related software through its worldwide channel beginning in May.
SAF Technology powers new H350 3D printer for production scale
Stratasys also introduced the Stratasys H350 3D printer, the first 3D printer in their new H Series Production Platform. Powered by SAF technology, the new H350 printer delivers production-level throughput for end-use parts. It is designed to give manufacturers production consistency, a competitive and predictable cost per part, and complete control for the production of thousands of parts. The H350 printer even includes about a dozen different parts 3D-printed with SAF technology.
The H350 printer has been in beta testing since early 2021 with service bureaus and contract manufacturers in Europe, Israel, and the United States, including Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, which is now selling parts on demand using the system. It is expected to ship more broadly to customers in Q3 of this year. Applications include end-use parts such as covers, connectors, hinges, cable holders, electronics housings, and ducting.
The company is using certified third-party materials for H Series systems. The initial material is Stratasys High Yield PA11, which is a bio-based plastic made from sustainable castor oil.
Making easy work of big parts with F770 FDM 3D printer
The third new system announced, the F770 3D printer, builds on the manufacturer’s reputation for reproducibility and dependability via industrial-grade FDM technology. Ideal for big parts, this newest FDM 3D printer features the longest fully heated build chamber on the market and a generous build volume of over 372 liters.
The new system, priced under $ 100,000, is designed for prototyping, jigs and fixtures, and tooling applications requiring standard thermoplastics. Soluble support material simplifies post processing, while Grab CAD Print software streamlines workflow and enterprise connectivity is enabled through the MT Connect standard and the Grab CAD SDK.