Xaar’s printheads have again been selected by industrial 3D printing manufacturer dp polar to power the latest addition to its range, the ‘mass production’ AMpolar i1 - due to be unveiled at this year’s Formnext Show in Frankfurt (16-19 November).
The new compact AMpolar i1 (pictured above) will be on display in Hall 12.1, stand E39 and visitors will be able to see how dp polar’s Additive Mass Manufacturing process uses Xaar 1003 printheads to jet parts at volume and deliver 3D printing on an industrial scale.
dp polar designs, develops and delivers industrial 3D printing systems and solutions for the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering and consumer industries, and has worked with Xaar in the use of its printheads over a number of years.
"The AMpolar i1 harnesses dp polar’s patented single-pass printing process, enabling build volumes of up to 240 litres across its continuously rotating print platform, with a build area of just under one square meter," dp polar said. "Layers of between 4-25µm can be put down, achieving resolutions of up to 720 x 720 x 5.000dpi.
"This combination of scalability, productivity and agility achieves an output that traditionally would have required multiple conventional 3D machines, and significantly more capital investment."
The AMpolar i1 utilises the Xaar 1003, part of Xaar’s extensive printhead portfolio. The combination of speed, reliability, and capacity to jet a variety of fluids at increasingly high viscosities, enables jetting of fluids up to 100 centipoises (cP) in a single pass. Xaar’s Ultra High Viscosity Technology is key to realising this capability, opening access to an exciting range of new applications.
Florian Loebermann, dp polar’s managing director said: “The AMpolar i1 delivers all the production benefits of the AMpolar i2, but at a scale and in a format that facilitates businesses in their early stages of exploring what is possible in mass production 3D printing.
“Xaar’s printheads have proved invaluable in unlocking the full potential of our systems, and the openness of the Xaar team to support our innovations is helping to establish 3D printing and Additive Mass Manufacturing as a practical reality in the volume production of parts for many industries.”
Gareth Neal, Xaar’s customer applications manager added: “The innovative and agile AMpolar i1, firmly establishes the use of resin jetting as a truly practical and commercially viable manufacturing process. With Xaar’s range of printheads including our unique Ultra High Viscosity Technology providing the speed, flexibility and reliability demanded, functional inkjet applications have never been more accessible, affordable or productive.”
Visitors to Formnext are invited to visit the dp polar stand in Hall 12.1, E39.
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