Cambridge – Xaar printheads have again been selected by industrial 3D printing manufacturer dp polar GmbH to power the latest addition to their range, the AMpolarÂ® i1, which will be unveiled at this year’s Formnext show in Frankfurt, November 16-19.
The new compact AMpolarÂ® i1 will be on display in Hall 12.1, Booth E39 and visitors will be able to see how dp polar’s patented additive manufacturing process uses Xaar 1003 printheads to project volume parts and deliver 3D printing to a truly industrial scale.
dp polar designs, develops and delivers industrial 3D printing systems and solutions for the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering and consumer industries, and has worked with Xaar in the use of its printheads for several years.
The AMpolarÂ® i1 leverages dp polar’s patented and highly productive single-pass printing process, enabling build volumes of up to 240 liters on its innovative continuously rotating printing platform, with a of construction of just under one square meter (10.3 sq. ft.). Layers between 4 and 25 Âµm can be deposited, reaching resolutions up to 720 x 720 x 5000 dpi.
This combination of scalability, productivity and agility achieves a result that would normally have required several conventional 3D machines and a significantly greater capital investment.
The AMpolarÂ® i1 uses the Xaar 1003, part of Xaar’s extensive printhead portfolio, which is proving invaluable in the industrialization of 3D printing. The combination of speed, reliability and the ability to spray a variety of fluids at increasingly high viscosities allows fluids up to 100 centipoise (cP) to be sprayed in a single pass. Xaar’s ultra high viscosity technology is key to realizing this capability, opening access to an exciting range of new applications.
Florian Loebermann, managing director of dp polar said; “The AMpolarÂ® i1 offers all of the production benefits of the AMpolarÂ® i2, but at a scale and in a format that makes it easy to take the first steps to explore what is possible in mass production 3D printing.” .
âXaar’s printheads have proven invaluable in unlocking the full potential of our systems, and the opening of the Xaar team to support our innovations is helping to establish 3D printing and mass additive manufacturing as a reality. convenient in volume production of parts for many industries. ”
Addition of Gareth Neal, Customer Applications Manager of Xaar, Advanced Applications, Technologies & Fluids; âThe innovative and agile AMpolarÂ® i1 firmly establishes the use of resin blasting as a truly practical and commercially viable manufacturing process.
âWith Xaar’s line of printheads, including our unique ultra-high viscosity technology delivering the speed, flexibility and reliability required, functional inkjet applications have never been more accessible, affordable or productive. . ”
Formnext visitors are invited to visit the dp polar stand in Hall 12.1, E39.