12/19/2018

Essentium 3D Printing Platform Brings AM to Scale Production

Originally titled '3D Printing Platform Supports Scale Production'

Essentium has announced the release of the High Speed Extrusion (HSE) platform to solve issues of strength, speed and scale.

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Essentium has released its High Speed Extrusion (HSE) platform, a 3D-printing system designed to meet challenges with strength, speed and scale.

 

The platform can print materials that achieve properties similar to injection molding. Essentium's FlashFuse technology helps to bond deposited layers to build stronger parts. FlashFuse utilizes a plasma heat source to conduct electricity through a network of carbon nanotubes integrated into Essentium's Ultrafuse materials. This reaction in turn welds each layer as it is deposited, thus creating a stronger bond that achieves the tensile strength of injection-molded thermoplastics.

The HSE platform is said to print parts 10 times faster than conventional fused filament fabrication (FFF) printers by utilizing a non-slip, high-torque extruder system and all-linear motors.

 

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