China-based INTAMSYS is an innovative company that seeks to compete on almost all fronts with the broader material extrusion market.
The business has advanced to the point where it has even gotten financing from Porsche using high-temperature 3D printers and silicone technology.
A desktop extrusion system with independent dual extrusion (IDEX) technology,
the FUNMAT PRO 310, will be unveiled by INTAMSYS at Formnext 2022 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Rounding up INTAMSYS 3D Printing Portfolio
Fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers are already available from INTAMSYS under the Functional Materials (FUNMAT) name. This contains the newest FUNMAT PRO 610HT, the FUNMAT PRO 410, and the FUNMAT HT.
The 610HT is perfect for a variety of applications due to its wide build chamber and build chamber that can reach 300°C.
The FUNMAT series can generally process a wide range of materials, from engineering plastics (PA6-CF, PA12-CF, PA6/66, PC, ASA, etc.) to high-performance materials (PEEK, PEKK, PEI 9085, PEI 1010, PPSU). Because of this,
these systems can be used to manufacture anything from consumer goods,
healthcare, and research, to the aerospace, automotive, and electrical industries.
The launch of the FUNMAT PRO 310 printer completes the INTAMSYS line by bringing additional capabilities and uses to the market. The business specifically created the device to satisfy the needs of engineers, who need high-quality parts from FFF 3D printers. The system’s goal is to enable engineers to conduct research and development using materials that are appropriate for engineers
Thermostatic chamber and full-size printing capability
Of course, a big print envelope enables the production of full-sized parts without the requirement for multi-component assembly.
The likelihood of warpage, delamination, and cracking also rises with scale, which can lead to complete print failure.
To meet these demands, the FUNMAT PRO 310’s thermostatic chamber and sturdy construction site stand out.
The filament is heated to a high-temperature molten condition before FFF printing.
Internal tension forms as the material solidify if the temperature is dropped too rapidly after extrusion, which causes poor interlayer bonding. Low-cost systems typically use solely on a heated construction plate. This does not, however, guarantee a constant temperature over the entire build.
Because of this,
the FUNMAT PRO 310 has a closed chamber that permits a steady build temperature and,
as a consequence, produces what the firm refers to as “perfect” melting. The machine, which can reach temperatures of up to 100°C, has thermal insulation to lessen overall heat loss.
This, along with a build volume of 305 x 260 x 260mm,
makes it possible to make huge pieces out of engineering-grade plastics without any problems.
Stable output and high print quality
In addition to a large print volume and a thermostatically controlled chamber,
the FUNMAT PRO 310 has a variety of features that raise its quality even further.
A reusable molecular sieve and an independent, sealed drying filament box work together to keep the machine’s humidity levels low over the long term without the need to dry the filament before printing. This is especially helpful for materials that absorb moisture, like nylon (PA).
INTAMSYS claims that the modular IDEX design of the FUNMAT PRO 310 is “plug-and-play” and “easy to remove.”
This comprises a variety of printing settings,
including support, dual material, mirror, and duplicate mode.
ASA, ABS, PC, PC-ABS, PA, and PA-CF are just a few examples of engineering materials that it can 3D print.
It can also print water-soluble/easily peeled support materials.
Intelligent Design and Whole-process Control
The FUNMAT PRO 310’s 7-inch, full-colour touchscreen sports a revolutionary interface that is quick and simple to use.
Features that are made possible by this include:
- Automatic multi-point levelling that is intelligent
- Real-time motion accuracy compensation
- Automatic task queue management
- Conventional API interfaces
- The seamless integration of industry 4.0 with production execution systems to satisfy client demand.
Visual monitoring, historical production data traceability,
- online diagnosis and maintenance, and full printing process management are all supported by network printing.
The FUNMAT PRO 310 adds a desktop system to the lineup,
completing INTAMSYS’s range.
The device also offers unique capabilities that elevate it above the status of a typical desktop 3D printer.
which will make its debut at Formnext 2022,
is currently only available for a small number of pre-orders but is anticipated to become broadly available by the end of H1 2023.