Industrial 3D printer manufacturer 3DGence has announced the launch of its latest high-temperature 3D printing system, the INDUSTRY F421.
The dual extrusion FFF machine is designed specifically for high performance applications in industries such as aerospace, allowing users to print with engineering grade filaments such as PEEK, PEKK and ULTEM. According to 3DGence, the launch aims to help its customers move from functional prototyping to full-fledged final production.
Complementing the INDUSTRY F421, the company also announced the launch of a new material management system and AS9100 certified PEEK Aero filament.
“At 3DGence, we help our customers in all industries expand the use of composite and high-temperature materials for end-use applications,” said Ron Faruqui, CEO of 3DGence Americas. “The aerospace industry has the most stringent requirements for material performance due to demanding application environments and critical safety imperatives.”
Industrial FFF 3D printing with 3DGence
Based in Poland, 3DGence has been manufacturing high-performance extrusion-based 3D printers since 2014. The company’s line of INDUSTRY 3D printers have already been widely used in industries such as automotive, aerospace and medical with over 1,000 installations worldwide to date.
The new F421 is set to succeed the company’s previous flagship, INDUSTRY F420. Just like the new model, the system is compatible with a plethora of technical filaments.
For customers on a tighter budget, the company also offers the INDUSTRY F340 and INDUSTRY F350 3D printers. The former is designed for fast and cost-effective prototyping and offers users a build chamber of 260 x 300 x 340 mm, while the latter features a maximum nozzle temperature of 500°C and a build volume of 340 x 340 x 350mm.
The INDUSTRY F421 3D printer
The company’s latest product was designed with productivity in mind. Featuring a large-format build volume of 380 x 380 x 420 mm, the INDUSTRY F421 offers ample working space for the production of large parts and small series. The machine also offers a maximum print speed of 400mm/s and travel speeds of up to 1m/s, meaning throughput is a major focus here.
Just like the rest of the 3DGence portfolio, the INDUSTRY F421 also boasts an impressive list of hardware capabilities. With a maximum nozzle temperature of 500°C and an actively heated chamber of up to 180°C, the system can process a wide variety of high temperature thermoplastics and fiber reinforced composites. This includes PEEK, PEKK, ASA, PC and carbon fiber filaments.
Specifically, the machine is perfectly suited to the firm’s new PEEK Aero filament. High-strength polymer combines heat and corrosion resistance for aerospace end-use parts. Faruqui adds, “Our customers can now make rapid prototypes and produce final proof-of-concept parts in PEEK, with no doubts about material compliance and qualification. »
Of course, when working with engineered materials, user safety is also important to consider. The INDUSTRY F421 comes with an advanced emission control system capable of filtering macro dust, nano dust (VOC and UFP), solvent vapor, harmful gases and other foreign particles.
With the help of 3DGence’s new Materials Management System, customers now have a place to store their filaments with the certainty that they will be maintained at optimal temperature and humidity conditions. The icing on the cake, the INDUSTRY F421 even benefits from a new three-year warranty policy in certain European markets.
Sebastian Sczasny, CEO of 3DGence, adds: “With the launch of our new F421, we wanted to clearly express our commitment to our users regarding our quality and service with this new industry standard in warranty. As the market has grown in application requirements and complexity, we have designed our printers to meet these increased expectations for build quality, component integrity, and ease of use and maintenance.
Technical specifications and prices
Below are the technical specifications of the INDUSTRY F421 3D printer. Visit the 3DGence store page for a quote.
|Print speed||Up to 400mm/s|
|Maximum nozzle temperature||500°C|
|Maximum bed temperature||180°C|
|Maximum chamber temperature||180°C|
|Minimum layer height||50 microns|
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The image shown shows the INDUSTRY F421 3D printer. Photo via 3DGence.