Open Materials Program by EnvisionTEC

EnvisionTEC is working with the best to offer an unparalleled 3D Printing materials portfolio. 

 

BRINGING YOU ONLY THE BEST

EnvisionTEC has always been a leader in 3D printing materials, with one of the most versatile materials portfolios available.  To further drive the adoption of 3D Printing technologies beyond prototyping to final parts production, EnvisionTEC is now partnering with the best in 3D printing materials manufacturers in our Open Materials Program.

Through this Open Materials Program, EnvisionTEC is working with select materials experts to certify the best of the best for use on our 3D printers in order to expand our selection of high-quality materials.Do you have 3D printing materials you would be interested in having certified for use on EnvisionTEC 3D printers?  Click on the “Tell Me More” button below to get in touch with us for consideration.
 
Do you have a favorite 3D printing material you’ve always wanted to use on EnvisionTEC’s professional-grade 3D printers?  Look below to see if it has been certified or is in the process.  Click on “Tell Me More” button below to get more information about our world-class solutions and how we can help YOU find the right printer and material combination for your particular application.
 
Learn more about EnvisionTEC’s full materials selection here

Learn how 3D printing giant Shapeways is benefitting from the collaboration between EnvisionTEC and Henkel in this video.

Some of EnvisionTEC’s Current Material Partners

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Prodways announces sales to BASF and DSM

Prodways Group, a French 3D printer producer and service provider, has announced a series of 3D printer sales to major chemical companies for R&D and manufacturing applications. The company has sold a selection of its selective laser sintering machines to DSM, BASF and an unnamed French chemical company, including its ProMaker P1000 and ProMaker P2000 ST 3D printers. 

The chemical companies have acquired 3D printers from Prodways for the purpose of research and development, parts production and material testing. By bolstering its relationships with longtime material suppliers, Prodways states in a press release that the sales are indicative of “the growing importance of 3D printing for advanced applications at industrial scale.”

ProMaker P1000 3D printer. Image via Prodways.

High-temperature SLS 3D printing

Germany-based BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, and already an owner of the ProMaker P1000 printer, has been a strategic partner of Prodways since 2016. In that year Prodways began distributing its new ProMaker P4500 series with a high-temperature configuration to process BASF’s Ultrasint PA6 – X028. BASF has now purchased for new plastic SLS 3D printers to aid the company’s R&D output and parts production. Recently, BASF extended its hold within the 3D printing industry with its acquisition of  3D printing service bureau Sculpteo.

DSM is also a longtime partner of Prodways, having acted as the company’s material supplier. Additionally, DSM has used Prodways’ ProMaker P4500 3D printer to print its new PBT powder Arnite AM1210 for selective laser sintering, a material suited to the electronics and electrical industries thanks to its electrical, mechanical and flame-retardant properties. Prodways sold two of its ProMaker P2000 ST 3D printers to DSM, allowing the company to test its powders for high-temperature SLS 3D printing. 

3D printed products from Prodways. Image via Prodways

Finally, Prodways has also sold one of its ProMaker P1000 3D printers to the unnamed French chemical company, which will use the system to develop and test its products. Prodways explains that the acquisition of its 3D printers by leading firms in the chemical industry allows for the mutual exchange of expertise between their respective domains.

Prodways 3D printer developments 

The ProMaker P1000 3D printer was released by Prodways in 2016. Equipped with a 300 x 300 x 300 mm build platform, the system is geared towards the production of plastic parts using SLS 3D printing technology. Last year, the French Army integrated two ProMaker P1000 3D printers into its operations, in order to validate the advantages of 3D printing for manufacturing spare parts in real conditions

The ProMaker P2000 ST is a system geared towards high temperature (up to 280°C) SLS 3D printing. This makes it capable of processing materials like PA66 or PPS, for direct use applications and advanced research.

In 2019, Prodways also released two additional 3D printers: the P1000 X, and DLP system, named the SolidscapeDL. The P1000 X improves upon the formula of the ProMaker P1000 with increased size and speed. The SoldiscapeDL on the other hand, developed through Prodways subsidiary Solidscape, is the first system within the company’s range using DLP technology and is aimed towards the jewelry market.

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Desktop Metal Shop™ System

3D Print end use metal parts with unparalleled speed and productivity

The Shop System is the world’s first metal binder jetting system designed specifically for machine shops—enabling shops to easily produce parts with exceptional surface finish and resolution at scale.

 

Easy to use and operate

Designed with the modern machine shop in mind, the Shop System is built to fit seamlessly into your workflow. Produce parts with superior surface finish and resolution versus laser-based systems at a fraction of the cost.

Affordable turnkey solution

A Complete Shop System

The Shop System contains all pieces of equipment your machine shop needs to begin binder jetting — from print through sintering. And with a range of build volume configurations (4L, 8L, 12L, and 16L), the Shop System is designed to scale to your shop’s throughput.

Simplified Post Processing

Parts on the Shop System print fully supported in their powder bed, and feature hand-removable sintering setters. Avoid hours of labor machining off support structures typical to laser-based systems and instead achieve customer-ready, near-net-shape parts right out of the furnace.

 

Optimized powders & parameters

Get started quickly with a turnkey, end-to-end solution. Shop System features Desktop Metal engineered powders and processing parameters, optimized to deliver exceptional part quality, and ensure part-to-part repeatability.

Unparalleled Productivity

Amplify your shop’s output. Effortlessly print end-use metal parts with with the quality, surface finish and tolerances required to co-exist with machining.

10x faster

With a high-speed, single-pass print engine, the Shop System produces high-quality metal parts up to 10x faster than laser powder bed fusion—producing up to 70kg of metal parts per day.

Print a build per shift

Average cycle times of 6-12 hours enable a new build every shift. Print tens to hundreds of near-net shape parts each day and reserve machinist hours for refining critical features.

Flexible Batch Jobs

The Shop System is a tooling-free manufacturing process. Change over to a new job at the press of a button and process multiple complex jobs without the need for custom setups.

Superior Print Quality


High-resolution printing


Print customer-ready, high-resolution parts with incredibly fine feature detail. Achieve surface finishes as low as 4µm Ra out of the furnace, and <0.1µm Ra with mass finishing. The Shop System produces fully dense, solid parts, no debind or infill required.

The Shop System features the highest resolution single-pass binder jetting system in the market. With 1600×1600 DPI native (33% higher resolution than comparable systems), and over 670M drops per second, the Shop System delivers high-speed, high-resolution printing.


Adaptive print engine

Users don’t have to sacrifice feature detail or resolution for speed. Employing a ~1 pL droplet size and automated drop multiplexing up to 6 pL, the Shop System achieves superior surface finish, bleed control and rich feature detail at high speed.


5x print redundancy

Avoid jet-outs and print issues with the Shop System’s five rows totaling over 70,000 nozzles. The printhead features 25% higher nozzle redundancy than the comparable systems, resulting in enhanced print quality and reliability.

How it works

The Shop System™ is an end-to-end, single-pass binder jetting solution delivering high-resolution parts at a fraction of the time and cost. Metal parts are created with the following 3 step process:

01 PRINT

For each layer, the printer spreads metal powder across the build bed, and precisely jets a binding agent to bond loose powder and define part geometry. Layer by layer, metal powder and binder is deposited until the entire build volume is packed with bound parts and surrounding loose powder.

02 DEPOWDER

Once an entire build is complete, the build box is removed and placed in a powder station for bulk and fine depowdering — with the help of a hand-held air pick. Loose powder is removed from the parts and recovered via a built-in powder recycling system with powder sieving.

03 SINTER

Depowdered parts are placed onto trays in a shop-safe, high-throughput furnace for batch sintering. With an external gas hookup and temperatures reaching 1400ºC, the Shop System furnace is able to deliver quality and reliable sintering in a shop-friendly format.

Shop Printer

The Shop System printer features the highest resolution printhead on the market with over 70,000 nozzles jetting 1pL droplets at nearly 10 kHZ to achieve high resolution parts at a fraction of the cost and speed of laser-based systems.

Shop Powder Station

With easy access portholes, a hand-held air pick, built-in powder sieving and recycling, and a vacuum port for easy powder maintenance, the powder station provides closed-loop powder management and recycling.

Shop Furnace

The Shop System furnace is a shop-safe high-temp sintering oven built for cost-effective high throughput. Featuring external gas hookup and adjustable shelving, the furnace easily and affordably scales to mid-volume manufacturing.

System specifications

With production rates up to 70kg of metal parts per day, the Shop System™ produces parts up to 10x faster than laser powder bed fusion. Employing a ~1pL droplet size and automated drop multiplexing up to 6pL, the Shop System achieves superior surface finish, bleed control and rich feature detail at high speed. Review the specifications below:

TECHNOLOGY

Print technologies

Binder Jetting

 

Print direction

Unidirectional

PERFORMANCE

Layer height

40-100 μm

 

DPI

1600 dpi

1 pL drop size

 

Dimensional tolerance of parts

+/- 3.0%

 

Binder jetting module

70k nozzles

5x redundancy

 

Printhead configuration

1 easily replaceable printhead

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS

Printer

199.4 x 76.2 x 162.6 cm

78.5 x 30 x 64 in

 

Powder station

101.6 x 68.6 x 162.6 cm

40 x 27 x 64 in

 

Drying oven

66 x 62.2 x 90.2 cm

26 x 24.5 x 35.5 in

 

Blender

76.2 x 39.4 x 80 cm

30 x 15.5 x 31.5 in

 

Powder kegs

Height : 280 mm

Diameter : 250 mm

Maximum Volume : 10.6 L

 

Furnace

138.0 x 75.4 x 161.8 cm

54.3 x 29.7 x 63.7 in

BUILD ENVELOPES

4L

35 x 22.2 x 5 cm

13.8 x 8.7 x 2 in

 

8L

35 x 22.2 x 10 cm

13.8 x 8.7 x 3.9 in

 

12L

35 x 22.2 x 15 cm

13.8 x 8.7 x 5.9 in

 

16L

35 x 22.2 x 20 cm

13.8 x 8.7 x 7.9 in

POWER REQUIREMENTS

Power requirements

(excluding furnace and oven)

110/220 V, 50/60 Hz

 

Power requirements

(drying oven)

220 V, 50/60 Hz

 

Power requirements

(furnace)

08 – 220 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 30 A, 3-phase dedicated circuit

380 – 400 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 16 A, 3-phase dedicated circuit

Shop System Example Parts

Shop System applications span a variety of industries including industrial equipment, tooling, automotive, consumer, high tech, and oil & gas.

Bulb nozzle
Stop ring
Tool slip
Razor clipper
Connector
Spline taper lock

Please contact us for any questions and quotes.

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