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Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Eplus3D has announced the launch of its latest metal powder bed fusion 3D printer, the EP-M450H.
The large format 3D printer sports a build volume measuring 455 x 455 x 1100 mm, making it the tallest system in the Eplus3D portfolio. Offering over 200 liters of build volume, the EP-M450H is well suited for 3D printing parts over one meter in height.
Eplus3D’s new machine is designed specifically for large, high-performance parts in industries such as aerospace, defense and automotive.
Industrial 3D printing with Eplus3D
Founded in 2014, Eplus3D specializes in the development of industrial-grade 3D printing systems running on technologies such as PBF and SLA. The company’s core technical team has over 25 years of experience in additive manufacturing, serving industries such as aerospace, automotive, manufacturing tooling, healthcare and consumer goods .
The company currently has two facilities in Beijing and Hangzhou and invests more than 20% of its revenue in scientific research. Having exported its 3D printers to more than 40 countries around the world, Eplus3D holds a plethora of invention patents, utility models, software copyrights and appearance patents.
Eplus3D’s product portfolio includes the EP-M650 metal 3D printer, the EP-P420 polymer 3D printer and the EP-A350 resin 3D printer.
The EP-M450H 3D printer
The company’s new EP-M450H 3D printer is defined by both its size and its productivity. As standard, the system comes with a 500W fiber laser, but customers can opt for a dual laser configuration for a 70% increase in printing efficiency. With a scanning speed of up to 8 m/s, the EP-M450H offers a maximum generation speed of 55 cm³/h. The machine even comes with a two-way powder coating system to reduce seconds between coats.
Eplus3D has also focused on part quality with its latest 3D printer. The company claims to have achieved part densities greater than 99.9% and mechanical property variances of less than 5% between builds. The EP-M450H features an optimized gas flow design that provides efficient smoke and splatter removal, while helping to achieve uniform and consistent 3D printing.
On the software side, the printer allows users to apply different process settings to different sections of a model. For example, rooms can be divided into top and bottom surfaces or middle and small areas, with individual settings for each. The system is also complemented by Eplus3D’s proprietary EP-Hatch processing software, which allows users to take advantage of optimized scanning strategies to reduce print times.
In addition, the system’s process software can be integrated with Siemens NX software to improve production efficiency.
Benefiting from an open material platform, the EP-M450H has already been qualified for a wide variety of metal powders. This includes titanium alloys, stainless steel, maraging steel, aluminum alloys, nickel alloys, cobalt chrome and copper alloys.
Technical specifications and prices
Below are the technical specifications of the EP-M450H 3D printer. Visit the Eplus3D store page for a quote.
|Optical system||500W fiber laser (single or double)|
|Spot size||90 – 130 microns|
|Layer thickness||20 – 120 microns|
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The featured image shows the Eplus3D EP-M450H metal 3D printer. Photo via Eplus3D.