3D printing startup Fortify, one of the technologies featured in this year’s D3D 30 list, has announced that it has started shipping its Flux One printers to customer sites.
The 3D printing platform was launched in March, gaining traction in the market with its unique printing capabilities that can 3D print photopolymers packed with reinforcing fibres.
A primary use case for the Flux One is mould tooling applications, as the technology is capable of printing fibre-reinforced photopolymer mould tools in a matter of days at a fraction of the cost of traditional metal tools.
The tooling application is serviced by Fortify’s Digital Tooling resin, a proprietary blend of resin and ceramic fibers that is optimised for high-resolution parts which perform under pressure and temperature.
“Shipping our first product is a monumental step for Fortify,” said Fortify CEO Josh Martin. “Despite shutdowns due to COVID, our lean team has been able to push forward and deliver the technology with minimal disruption to our timeline.
“After several years of development and servicing customers remotely, we are thrilled to have customers using these machines at their site to bring products to market.”
Fortify VP of engineering Paul Dresens explained that the Flux One has a few more tricks up its sleeve. “The modular platform we are bringing to market gives us flexibility to serve a range of applications,” he said.
“We can tailor the systems for the advanced additive manufacturing applications enabled by our unique ability to achieve new material properties.”
The Fortify Flux One printer incorporates CKM and Fluxprint, two proprietary technologies that enable engineering additives to be incorporated and aligned for optimised performance in 3D printed tooling applications.
Fortify says it will fulfil additional orders this year, shipping printers to additional customer sites for tooling and advanced electronic applications.