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Multi-material 3D printer aimed squarely at professionals

by • June 30, 2016 • No Comments

3D printing devices capable of churning out multi-material, multi-colored objects in a single print run can take up really a bit of office space, and can in addition cost a tiny fortune. Take the Objet500 Connex3 of Stratasys, for example. It’s of the dimensions of a chest freezer and you may buy three 2nd gen Panamera‘s for the same price. French beginup Pollen has added a capable-looking, high resolution machine for the pro market called Pam, that can handle up to four various materials and comes in at a fraction of the cost of the Stratasys printing device.

  • The Pollen Pam can accommodate up to four raw materials at the same time, that are ...
  • Pollen founder Cédric Michel demonstrating the Pam multi-material 3D printing device recently
  • The Pam 3D printing device has a high print resolution of up to 40 microns and prints ...
  • The printing device boasts four various nozzle dimensionss, a high print resolution of up to 40 microns ...

The outcome of 5 years of research and development, the Pam 3D printing device can accommodate up to four materials (such as PLA, silicone, composites and wood-filled PLA) at the same time, fed into the fixed extruder of cylindrical containers placed in the top of the machine. It boasts four various nozzle dimensionss, a high print resolution of up to 40 microns and prints at up to 400 mm per 2nd.

Pellets are utilized as the raw print material pretty than filament and the Pam can actually mix materials during prints. You can, for example, print a thing like a shoe, with a rigid plastic base and a flexible silicone top. Other object creation examples of the company include sunglasses frames , watch straps, vases and surfboard fins. A maximum temperature of 350° C (662° F) makes it capable of via effortless fibers, minerals or metal as raw materials.

The 71.2 cm diameter, 81.5 cm high (28 x 32 in) Pam is wrapped in alluring wooden hovia, and has a quite respectable 30 cm diameter by 30 cm high (12 x 12 in) create volume on a suspended aluminum platform. Proprietary software called Honeyprint supports common version file formats, which include STL and OBJ, and functions inside a web browser, so it can be fired up on a desktop or tablet to remotely print objects over Wi-Fi (or Ethernet).

On show at Viva Technology Paris this week, the Pollen Pam is on the market to order for a special introductory price of €8,000 (of US$9,000), with the cost expected to rise sharply when early adopter orders have been fulfilled. Shipping is estimated to begin in March future year.

Pollen has in addition put together a training box, where users are walked through all aspects of the innovation in two half day sessions. You can see a brief overview in the video at a lower place.

Source: Pollen


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