Nov.23, 2011

Beijing TierTime Technology Co. Ltd, 3D printing and rapid prototyping industry manufacturer China, announces that it will demonstrate its latest Inspire series of 3D Printing products, in Booth A121, Hall 11.0 at EuroMold 2011, from November 29 - December 2, 2011 at the Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany.

According to news release, the Company plans to showcase its several latest Inspire 3D printers, and slicing software "Model Wizard" at Euromold. It will also present other personal 3d printers. Euromold is the first international appearance for Tiertime Beijing.

"This is an exciting moment for Tiertime to join the international RP and 3D printing community,"says Joseph Guo, Director of International Sales and Marketing of Tiertime, "Euromold is the best opportunity for Tiertime to show Tiertime's commitment to easing the adoption barrier of 3D printing for all industries. 'Affordable and Quality 3D printer for all' has been Tiertime's promise to 3D printing community, and we would like to contribute more to our customers all around the world."

tiertime_3D_printerDuring the show Tiertime is going to offer Tiertime Inspire S250 3D Printer with a special price €6999/$9800.

Inspire S250 3D printer produces no fumes or toxic materials that require special handling, venting and protection for the operators. Inspire S250 is suitable to office environment, and its printing size is 150x200x250mm (5.91"x7.87"x9.84").

Specifications:

  • Build Envelope: 150x200x250mm (5.91''×7.87''×9.84'')
  • Layer Thickness: 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.35mm
  • Jetting Head: Double nozzle
  • Build Material: ABS B601
  • Support Material: ABS S301
  • Software: Model Wizard(latest version)
  • OS: Win 7, Vista, XP
  • Power Requirement: 220~240V, standard ground, 1.5KW
  • Operational Environment: Temperature: 15~20℃ ; Humidity: 10~50% RH

The company has also Inspire S200, D255, D290, A370, A450 series 3D printer available.

In Feb. 2011 Tiertime has also launched new 3D scanner S-1.

The company is currently looking for resellers worldwide.

About Beijing TierTime Technology Co. Ltd

Beijing TierTime Technology Co. Ltd, China was founded in 2003. Their RP and 3D printing products are mainly based on MEM technology, Melted and Extruded Modeling. They have also researched and developed materials that are specially designed for RP and 3D printing, which includes ABS, PC and etc.

Melted and extruded modeling (MEM) is an additive manufacturing technology commonly used for modeling, prototyping, and production applications. The technology was developed by professors of TsinghuaUniversity in the late 1980s and was commercialized in 1990.


MEM works on an "additive" principle by laying down material in layers. A plastic filament or metal wire is unwound from a coil and supplies material to an extrusion nozzle which can turn on and off the flow. The nozzle is heated to melt the material and can be moved in both horizontal and vertical directions by a numerically controlled mechanism, directly controlled by a computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software package. The model or part is produced by extruding small beads of thermoplastic material to form layers as the material hardens immediately after extrusion from the nozzle.


Several materials are available with different trade-offs between strength and temperature properties, such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polymer, polycarbonates, polycaprolactone, polyphenylsulfones and waxes. A "water-soluble" material can be used for making temporary supports while manufacturing is in progress, this soluble support material is quickly dissolved with specialized mechanical agitation equipment utilizing a precisely heated sodium hydroxide solution.


The term Melted and Extruded Modeling and its abbreviation to MEM are trademarked by Beijing TierTime Technology Co. Ltd. There is another similar method of additive manufacturing named Fused Deposition Modeling, which is abbreviated to FDM, was invented by S. Scott Crump in USA.

Source: Beijing TierTime Technology Co. Ltd



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Anja wrote at 11/29/2011 7:46:15 PM:

In a FDM process the filament is extruded and deposited on the build sheet as per the tool path in the X-Y plane. The solid filament is used as a linear piston to extrude the material. MEM works on the same basic principle as that of FDM, where the extruded build material is deposited on a build sheet, using a three axis (X-Y-Z) controlled extrusion head. The extrusion head is capable of moving upwards between the layers, which gives added capabilities.

Mike wrote at 11/29/2011 5:37:04 PM:

How is this different than FDM?



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