11/15/2016

3D Platform Adds Two Large-Format 3D Printers

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The company has added XL-Delta and Excel-Multi Gantry machines to its line of offerings.

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3D Platform has launched the XL-Delta and Excel-Multi Gantry 3D printers, which provide custom work areas ranging from 0.5 to more than 3 m3. The extended work areas will allow machine operators to 3D print on scales that reach nearly 2.5 m across and 2 m in height. With nozzle sizes up to 4.5 mm and larger, 3D Platform machines are said to increase the throughput of the materials while decreasing the print time for each project. Multiprocessing capability using parallel gantries and a combination of additive, subtractive, and robotic configurations pushes could provide material throughput ranging to 1.5 or 2 kg/hr., the company says.

3D Platform approaches these printer concepts as open market platforms, leveraging material science developments and partnerships to expand served applications. According to the company, the printers offer reduced operating costs for materials used, as well as lower machine acquisition costs. Partnerships with THK, Yaskawa, and Shimpo contribute to the printers’ robust industrial design through linear guides, motion control and industrial robotics technology. 

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