3D printer manufacturer Stratasys announced a series of new developments for its additive manufacturing business.
The mass launch includes two new industrial FDM 3D printers, the F190CR and F370CR, designed for high-strength composite parts. Stratasys is also launching a total of 16 new 3D printing materials across its FDM, P3 and SAF technologies. As a bonus, the company has also introduced GrabCAD Print software for Stratasys Origin One and Origin One Dental 3D printers.
The F190CR and F370CR
The latest additions to the Stratasys F123 product line are the F190CR and F370CR. Both FDM composite systems are designed to print with high-stiffness, high-strength engineered materials, enabling applications such as jigs, fixtures, clamping tools, and other high-performance end-use parts.
The F190CR is the smaller of the two, with a build volume of 305 x 254 x 305mm. It has two filament spool bays (one model, one holder) and is capable of processing Stratasys ABS-M30, ASA, FDM TPU 92A, ABS-CF10 and FDM Nylon-CF10 materials.
On the other hand, the larger F370CR has a build volume of 355 x 254 x 355. The system is equipped with four filament spool bays (two models, two holders) with automatic material switching functionality, allowing multi-material prints with PC-ABS, Diran 410MF07, ABS-ESD7, etc.
Both 3D printers feature reusable build plates, built-in cameras for remote monitoring, and 7-inch color touchscreens. They also include integrated GrabCAD Print software and enterprise application connectivity via the MTConnect standard.
Dave Thompson, Vice President of Global Engineering and Customer Service – Contractors Equipment Division for Graco, said, “Over the years, we have expanded our fleet of Stratasys printers and expanded our applications beyond prototyping to include tools, fixtures and grippers for our robots. The new Stratasys F370CR printer will allow us to take our AM applications to a new level, extend the life of our tools and even provide a better surface finish.
16 new 3D printing materials
Stratasys also announced the launch of 16 new materials in three of its additive manufacturing technologies: FDM (6), P3 (8) and SAF (2).
The FDM list includes Arkema/Kimya PEKK-SC, a PEKK based on Arkema’s KEPSTAN; VICTREX AM 200, a semi-crystalline LMPAEK; Covestro PA6/66 GF20 FR, a flame retardant fiberglass composite; Kimya PC FR, a flame retardant polycarbonate; HIPS impact polystyrene; and Stratasys’ own FDM Nylon-CF10, a new carbon fiber composite for use with the F190CR and F370CR.
Customers using the P3-based Origin One 3D printer also have access to open materials through the annual Open Material License (OML) introduced by Stratasys last year. The OML program has just been reinforced with eight new resins suitable for molding, casting, high temperature, ceramic, ESD and elastic applications. They can be purchased directly from material developers: Covestro, EvonikArkema, Before AM, Mechnano, 3D Tethon, Liqcreateand polyspectrum.
Stratasys also announced two new materials for use with the H350 3D printer, which runs on the company’s SAF technology. PP is defined by its ductility and chemical resistance, while PA12 is the most widely used polymer powder in industrial 3D printing.
GrabCAD printing for the Origin One
Finally, Stratasys introduced GrabCAD printing for the Origin One and Origin One Dental 3D printers. As part of the GrabCAD additive manufacturing platform, GrabCAD Print is a comprehensive slicing software designed to make print preparation as easy as possible.
Now compatible with Origin systems, resin customers will be able to take advantage of the software’s automatic support generation tools, labeling functionality, native CAD file support, support condition monitoring printer and construction planning functionality.
Ronen Lebi, Vice President, Production Manager (P3), Stratasys, said, “After being acquired by Stratasys, customers told us that the ability to use GrabCAD Print should be a top development priority. Today we are pleased to announce that we are able to bring the productivity and streamlined workflow of GrabCAD Print to this rapidly growing community of Origin One users.
To complete the GrabCAD integration, Stratasys will also begin offering Origin One Local, a new on-site printer setup, and the Origin One ProAero air extraction system for use in enclosed spaces. GrabCAD Print for Origin One, Origin One Local, and Origin One ProAero are all set to launch in the second half of 2022.
Technical specifications and prices
Below are the technical specifications of the F190CR and F370CR 3D printers. Visit the Stratasys Store page to request a quote.
|Filament Berries||Of them||Four|
|Device size||1626 x 864 x 711mm||1626 x 864 x 711mm|
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Featured image shows the Stratasys F190CR 3D printer. Photo via Stratasys.