PFLUGERVILLE, TX, Mar 11, 2020 – EOS North America released its INTEGRA P 450, a mid-range temperature, powder bed, polymer 3D printer combining cutting-edge features with an easily serviceable design. The INTEGRA P 450 selective laser sintering (SLS) platform effortlessly scales based on customer needs, bridging the gap between a small series production printer and a true serial additive manufacturing platform.
Featuring process temperatures of up to 300°C, the INTEGRA P 450 offers a broad range of SLS material flexibility combined with an 8-zone quartz heating system, where each zone can be independently controlled for enhanced precision, consistent quality, and more efficient use of build volumes. The printer also has an improved process chamber design that enhances thermal uniformity during builds for production-caliber performance. Its future-proof, modular design, that includes an exchangeable optics tray and build volume, was created with extensive input from service professionals in order to enhance serviceability and reduce downtime. The innovative platform also integrates a thermal imaging camera that provides real-time thermal analysis of part beds and recording of the entire build.
“Our customers spoke, and we listened,” said David Leigh, COO, EOS North America. “Every aspect of the INTEGRA P 450’s design – from its serviceability and material flexibility to the thermal imaging camera and workflow-based approach – was thoughtfully measured against customer feedback to create a machine that can easily scale and bridge the gap, from R&D and prototyping, to serial production.”
The INTEGRA P 450’s software architecture is built around the workflow of data preparation for industrial 3D printing, allowing full integration into automated workflows for Industry 4.0. Increased productivity also comes by way of new plane segmentation capabilities, allowing for different layer thicknesses ranging from 0.10 mm to 0.18 mm per layer within a single part. The segmentation functionality also enables the splitting of a part along a plane so it can be shifted in z-level to define part segments with different exposure requirements for quality and productivity. This means engineers can define segments based on the need for quality or speed and assign optimal machine parameters.
Additional technical specifications include:
- Building Volume: 420 x 420 x 500 mm (16.5 x 16.5 x 19.7 in)
- Laser Type: CO2 120 W (70 W available upon request)
- Building Rate: 25 mm/hr. (typical) Layer thickness (depending on material) capability from 0.10 mm to 0.18 mm per layer
- Scan Speed during build process: up to 12.7 m/s (500 in/sec) sky-writing
- Power Supply: 240 VAC, 3 Phase / 40 A – peak operating current 30 A
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 2.08 x 1.32 x 2.46 m (6.83 x 4.33 x 8.08 ft)
- Recommended Installation Space: min. 4.6 x 4.1 x 3.3 m (15 x 13.50 x 11 ft)
- Software: EOSPRINT 2
Optional accessories include additional exchangeable frames, exchangeable laser window units, additional multibox feed system units, and a reduced build volume adaptor that is currently under development. Orders are already being accepted, with availability currently limited to North American markets. EOS North America will also have the INTEGRA P 450 on display this spring at both the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) 2020 (Chicago), and the RAPID + TCT 2020 trade fair (Anaheim).
For more information, visit http://integrap450.com/.
About EOS North America
EOS North America is a business of EOS, the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore, EOS customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy.