Stratasys Announcements Bring Objet1000 Plus to Market and Expand Fortus Material Options
large PolyJet parts. On Monday, April 13, 2015, Stratasys announced the release of the new Objet 1000 Plus 3D Production System. This new unit features a large build tray of 1000 x 800 x 500 mm, the widest combination of PolyJet materials, and increased build speeds.
One of the truly unique features of this new 3D printer is the movement of the print head. Most other 3D printers of its kind will make a full pass when distributing material, much like a traditional laser ink jet printer; however, the Objet 1000 Plus will make a pass only as far as the part on the build tray before making another pass. In other words, it doesn’t waste time passing over empty space. Due to its increased efficiency, this process can dramatically speed up build times. It is this combination of size and speed that makes the Objet 1000 Plus ideal for large car parts, aerospace components, or build service companies.
For both new and seasoned Stratasys Fortus Production Series users, the new Xtend500 system makes operation of your machine much more efficient. The Xtend upgrade allows you to pull filament directly from a specially-wound container, which holds more than five times the filament of traditional metal containers.With this new setup, a Fortus machine might run for more than 400 hours unattended and use up to 1,000 cubic inches of material. It has material compatibility for ABS-M30 in ivory and black, PC, and their associated support materials, so Fortus 360mc, 400mc, 450mc and 900mc 3D Production system users will be able to produce parts with less user supervision.
Stratasys says this latest material system is aimed at manufacturers with prototyping needs and service bureaus producing large parts to help them cut back on the number of material changeovers.
And finally, Stratasys announced that Fortus customers who are using both older and newer Fortus 3D printers no longer need to use two different material canisters. After the release of the new Fortus 380mc and 450mc machines, which had their own advanced canister technologies that differed from older Fortus models, anyone using both types of Fortus 3D printers had to use different material canisters for the two different generations of machines. With the new Fortus Plus Upgrade, customers can use the same material canisters for all machines. This allows for the convenience of loading a wide range of Fortus materials from a shared inventory and helps streamline work processes.Got questions? Our 3D printing team is ready to answer them. Contact us and let us know what you think, or request a quote on any of the above systems.