Industrial scale 3D manufacturing is here to stay and definitely revolutionize the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry. As the industry progresses, it is necessary to meet customer needs, such as the ability to print with more than one type of material, storage and management of produced parts. Thus, during the meeting on additive manufacturing held on October 1 at the triditive in Asturias, the new Amcell 8300 and Amcell 1400 industrial 3D printers were presented.
The Amcell series can 3D print with metals and polymers using an extrusion process. Triditive is the only Spanish company whose machines can use both metal and polymer, covering a wide variety of materials, from titanium to PVC, with automatic calibration and being able to manufacture large parts – in the case of the Amcell 1400 – or large series. up to 80 tons of metal per year (or two tons of polymers), with fully automated parts collection and storage, in the case of the Amcell 8300.
Mariel Díaz, CEO of Triditive, explained that this new series of machines allows the development of highly flexible technology, the manufacture of complex parts, the reduction of time to market, and with a unique novelty: to be able to print metal and polymer parts without having to choose between the two materials, as usual. “Technology has to solve a problem, and to solve it, we first have to know what the customer wants to solve,” she added. Additionally, she explained that this technology “enables the development of digital warehouses and an automatic pricing engine to streamline procedures,” becoming more efficient, allowing parts to be manufactured faster—and being able to do it locally, reducing thus also the manufacturing costs.
Díaz believes that this technology is essential to help industries digitize and that is why Triditive seeks to develop the potential of additive manufacturing in the production chain, in order to solve problems in a more practical way. Amcell printers are managed by the EVAM Software system, which allows not only updating workflows – controlling production and monitoring remotely, but also creating “digital warehouses” with all the manufacturing models including we need, and even to calculate the prices of the parts produced thanks to its engine estimate. Thus, parts can not only be produced on demand but also centralize and organize all production orders.