With an install base of more than 550 systems, EOS‘ Formiga machine family are among the most prevalent polymer 3D printers on the market, which means the promised 20 per cent extra productivity of its new Velocis 3D printer should be of interest.
Based on the Formiga P 110 for additive manufacturing with plastic materials, Velocis’ technical improvements are based around an accelerated heating and re-coating process, as well as an improved temperature distribution in the build chamber of the system.
This is managed by an improved heating system and software control to preheat the polymer material on the build layer, before being fused precisely using a laser beam.
EOS product manager Moritz Kügler, had this to say: “With the Formiga P 110 Velocis, we have refined one of our most successful Formiga models. Particularly in combination with the EOS consulting portfolio, even newcomers can quickly build up know-how and experience and start with industrial 3D printing.
“It is important for companies to consider 3D printing now and not succumb to any false awe of the technology. Because it is possible to produce parts in very high and reliable quality, even with an affordable entry into additive manufacturing.”
Users will have access to the current range of 10 polymer materials, while the build chamber maxes out at 200 x 250 x 330 mm.