3DGence launches the ELEMENT series of Metal FFF 3D printers

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3DGence, an American manufacturer of industrial 3D printers, created a new series of Metal FFF 3D printers at the Formnext 2021 fair which has just ended. The new ELEMENT metal FFF 3D printer series has been announced with two mid-size and compact printers, extending their INDUSTRY series of high temperature thermoplastic printers.

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Above: 3DGence launched the ELEMENT series at Formnext 2021 / Image source: 3DGence

“Over the past 2 years, Metal FFF technology has made significant progress as an affordable entry into the prototyping and production of metal parts. The number of desktop systems that can print metallic filaments on the open market has grown, and today’s major industry players are growing steadily despite the economic impact stemming from Covid-19. 3DGence is now entering the Metal FFF segment with mid-size and compact Metal FFF 3D printers to provide a solid and reliable option in the entry-level and mid-price segments – delivering industrial grade quality at scalable prices with our printers MDM from the ELEMENT series.

– Sebastian Sczasny – Director of Technology Portfolio, MS Galleon / Group CEO, 3DGence

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Above: 3DGence ELEMENT MP260 / Image source: 3DGence

Launch of the 3DGence ELEMENT series with the MP260Metal FFF 3D printer, a compact machine designed as a cost-effective prototyping printer for MIM production companies. The MP350 is a mid-size industrial metal printer that provides a complete printer, debinder and sinter station system.

The ELEMENT MP260 will process two key materials, including 316L stainless steel. The MP260X version will also be offered at launch and will work with most sinterable filament materials used in current MIM technology. The printer is equipped with an improved extrusion system, an advanced hardened nozzle with a material detection system and a specially designed material bay. All of the above makes the 3DGence ELEMENT MP260 a strong support technology for current MIM processes.

We have based our technological solution on the experience of our MIM partners. First, printers must be reliable and easy to use. Raw materials are generally fragile and difficult to handle with standard extrusion systems. We have developed and tested many different designs before finalizing a reliable and stable extrusion system.

“The MP260 was specifically designed to help companies use MIM technology to bridge the gap in the prototyping phase. We understand the gap in prototyping in the MIM environment – and our ELEMENT series will fill that void cost-effectively, enabling the productivity of the larger MIM investment.

– Krzysztof Wilk – CTO, 3DGence

Metal FFF 3D printers
Above: 3DGence ELEMENT MP350 / Image source: 3DGence

The 3DGence ELEMENT MP350 Metal FFF 3D Printer is a larger volume solution with high throughput, advanced safety features and a wider range of materials. More information will be released on the MP350 system in December 2021 – and the printer will be on display in operation at Formnext 2021.

According to Ron Faruqui, CEO Americas, 3DGence, “Our goal is to bring industrial grade Metal FFF technology to our industrial customers that is accessible without compromising expected quality. As the focus has recently been on our high temperature thermoplastic printers for sequential and robust printing in high performance materials like ULTEM â„¢ and the PAEK range, we are now making the natural extension to high performance non-polymeric materials. The new ELEMENT series has been specially designed for this portfolio extension, as we believe there will be varying needs for metal, high temperature thermoplastics and composite parts – often side by side – depending on specific applications in key industries. Either way, the end goal is the same: to enable our users to produce high quality end use parts through a single, reliable platform that delivers consistent benefits. “

The series will be launched with the MP260FFF metal 3D printer in December 2021, followed by the MP350 in the first quarter of 2022. Pre-orders will open in January 2021.


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