Apr 1, 2019 | By Thomas

Stratasys launched today the user-friendly and reasonably-priced F120 3D Printer based on industrial-grade additive manufacturing technology.

As the newest member of the F123 Series of FDM printers from Stratasys, the F120 is backed by simple controls, remote self-monitoring and exclusive 3D printing hardware. Its streamlined plug-and-print functionality removes complexity from typical workflow processes with a user-friendly touchscreen interface and GrabCAD Print workflow.

Allowing for multiple uses in a single system, the F120 can support everything from rapid prototyping and tooling to full manufacturing. With an ability to print up to 3X faster than competitive solutions, its large filament boxes allow for up to 250 hours of uninterrupted printing.

The F120 is backed by 1200 hours of testing of the most important print performance attributes – including part robustness, accuracy, and how well the printed part matches the CAD file.

Omer Krieger, EVP Products, Stratasys said, “While many analysts report the entry-level 3D printing segment has grown significantly, we note organizations struggle with building production-level models on the first or second try – at the reliability and repeatability of high-end systems. This puts smaller designers and academic institutions at a significant disadvantage. The Stratasys F120 printer meets the needs of customers, providing engineering and design groups with highly productive part printing – whether they’re across the hall or around the globe.”

The Stratasys F120 is available to order as of today, with delivery starting in July, and is priced at $11,999 in the US, £9,240 in the UK and € 10,999 in Europe.

In further efforts in 3D printing, Stratasys has also launched the new V650 Flex stereolithography 3D printer at the Additive Manufacturing User’s Group (AMUG) Conference. The V650 Flex, a large-scale, industrial SLA machine is the company’s entry into the stereolithography segment.

The V650 Flex features a build volume of 20” (50.8 cm) W x 20” (50.8 cm) D x 23” (58.4 cm) H and interchangeable vats. Backed by a partnership with DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, the 3D printer combines the power of a large-scale system with a configurable environment for fine-tuning across a broad range of resins, giving customers greater accuracy and lower costs in 3D printed prototype and part development.

According to Stratasys, the V650 Flex 3D printer has completed a rigorous test run of over 75,000 hours, producing more than 150,000 parts inside Stratasys Direct Manufacturing.

The open vat configuration of the V650 Flex stereolithography 3D printer comes with recipes for DSM Somos resins commercially available directly from Stratasys, including:

  • Somos® Element: The antimony-free stereolithography resin, specifically designed for producing strong, stable investment casting patterns with fine-feature detail and very low residual burnout ash.
  • Somos® NeXt: The resin that provides the accuracy of stereolithography with the look, feel and performance of a thermoplastic.
  • Somos® PerFORM: The material-of-choice for applications that require strong, stiff, high-temperature resistant parts, such as tooling and wind tunnel testing.
  • Somos® Watershed XC 11122: A clear solution for designers looking for ABS and PBT-like properties for stereolithography – producing highly detailed, dimensionally stable, optically-clear parts with water resistance.

Krieger said, “The V650 Flex is the result of customer demand around the world wanting a better solution – fully configurable to match the specific application and use-case. The solution is truly one of the first large-scale systems for creating reliable, high-quality parts across design concepts, validation, investment casting, tooling, and injection molding.”

Both the printers will be unveiled at this week’s Additive Manufacturing User Group Conference 2019 in Chicago, IL.

 

 

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