EOS has added the Formiga P 110, a plastic laser-sintering system that is the successor to the 100 model.
According to the company, various EOS parameter sets enable a focus both on economic efficiency and component properties such as surface quality. The 110 model is suitable for the economic production of small series and customized products with complex geometries. This makes it ideal for small, sophisticated components used in the medical device industry or for high-value consumer goods, for example. With a build envelope of 200 mm x 250 mm x 330 mm, the system manufactures products made of polyamide or polystyrene directly from computer aided data.
The 110 model features a newly designed 4-channel heating mechanism and the use of a single-point pyrometer. There is an external nitrogen connection. The established dosing and coating system of the 100 model was retained. The system is reportedly very user- and maintenance-friendly, requiring a minimum of accessories. One of the most important factors considered when designing the machine was low energy consumption and, thereby, overall cost of operations. It can be installed and calibrated in less than two days, the company claims. Since data preparation can conveniently take place at the workstation, the system is also suitable for decentralized production areas.
EOS is a manufacturing technology company based in Munich, Germany.
EOS Adds Updated Laser-Sintering Machine
Published December 19, 2012
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