3D Printed Parts Produced With HP and Markforged Technologies
HP Multi Jet Fusion 5210 3D Printing Production Solution
In only three years, HP introduced its initial line of Jet Fusion 4200 Series 3-D printers with its proprietary Multi Jet Fusion 3-D printing technology, followed by the 500/300 Series designed for prototyping and capable of full color. HP announced last month the Jet Fusion 5200 Series for production-scale polymer 3-D printing and RE3DTech was the first company in the United States to purchase this breakthrough printer.
In 2018, all HP 3D printers across the globe produced a total of 10 million parts. Next year, a single Multi Jet Fusion user — Smile Direct Club — plans to print 20 million orthodontic molds with its fleet of 4200 series machines. With the launch of the new 5200 Multi Jet Fusion platform, the number of parts produced could rise even higher. This new series of MJF printers incorporates lessons learned from the 4200 and Metal Jet platforms with built-in redundancies, better sensors, wider material compatibility, and machine learning algorithms for preventive maintenance and process optimization. For the right part (preferably something small that packs efficiently into the build chamber), this platform could be cost-competitive with injection molding for quantities ranging to 100,000 or more per year. (The 4200 series will continue to be supported, however, as an option for lower volumes.)
HP 580 Color Printer
HP Jet Fusion 4210 System
Markforged Metal X
Metal X – Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing (ADAM)
Prints metal parts in a whole new way—Using a metal powder contained in a plastic binder then printing layer-by-layer.
The whole part is then sintered, removing the plastic binder and allowing the metal crystals to grow through the layers.
This process effectively erases the layer-to-layer strength reduction of many other 3D printing processes.
- Larger build volume (250mm x 220mm x 200mm)
- In-process laser inspection for dimensional accuracy
- Integrated metal-material handling system
- Full integration with Eiger cloud software platform (local storage and on-premise versions)
- Cloud-enabled build camera
Materials Available: 17-4 Stainless Steel, H13 Tool Steel and A2 Tool Steel.
Future metal options to include Tool Steel (D-2, M-2), Aluminum (6061, 7075), Inconel 625 and Titanium (6AL 4V)
Markforged X7 – Continuous Fiber Printer
The X7 builds on the portfolio of Markforged high-strength materials, with access to our plastics:
- Tough Nylon
As well as all of our continuous fibers including:
- Carbon Fiber
- High Strength, High-Temperature Fiberglass
- Printing Technology:
- Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
- Continuous Filament Fabrication (CFF)
- Build Size (X, Y, Z)
- 330mm X 270mm X 200mm
- Layer Resolution:
- 50 Microns