3DGENCE INDUSTRY F420: next-generation industrial 3D printer
3DGence unveils its newest high-temperature printer, the INDUSTRY F420
3DGence will be presenting its brand new high-performance FFF 3D printer, the INDUSTRY F420, at Formnext 2019.
With the F420, the Polish manufacturer is expanding its high-temperature INDUSTRY line, which has already gained traction with the F340.
While keeping versatility at the heart of their concern, 3DGence– with the F420‘s enhanced printing speed, build volume, and chamber temperature– aims to set a new standard for industrial 3D printing solutions to meet growing expectations in the professional market.
“This high-performance 3D printer is designed for demanding engineering applications. The development of this project was based on the insights of our clients and our new cutting edge technology.”Mateusz Sidorowicz, Marketing Director at 3DGence
A versatile 3D printer
The 3DGence INDUSTRY F420 is capable of printing a wide range of high-performance materials, from ULTEM™ to PEEK filaments. With its quick-change modular printing system, 3DGence claims that the F420 is the most versatile industrial FFF 3D printer on the market. Three modules will be available:
- M280: able to reach 280°C and suited to print PLA, ABS, ASA, PA6/69
- M360: able to reach 360°C and suited to print PC and ULTEM
- M500: able to reach 500°C and suited to print PEEK
The efficient interchangeability of the printing modules with predefined profiles enables professionals to easily produce a wide range of end-use parts and final prototypes. 3DGence’s comprehensive selection of engineering-grade materials will be continuously expanded after the machine’s release, catering to a growing number of applications.
Bigger, faster, better
With an announced 1 m/s travel speed and 400 mm/s printing speed, the F420 was designed to be efficient. It “pushes the boundaries of printing speed for industrial 3D printers,” says Remigiusz Synowiec, Product Manager at 3DGence, making it “a perfect choice if you want to cut manufacturing costs and print spare parts to dramatically reduce downtimes.”
In addition, the INDUSTRY F420 has one of the best build-volume-to-price ratios on the market. Its large (380 x 380 x 420 mm) print chamber enables printing large models or producing multiple parts in one run.
To further improve the 3D printing process, the F420 has been equipped with a powerful heated printing chamber able to reach up to 180°C, maintaining dimensional stability.
INDUSTRY F420 technical specifications
|Build volume:||380 x 380 x 420 mm (60,648 cm3)|
|Printing system:||Dual extruder equipped with purging device|
|Filament diameter:||1.75 mm|
|Model materials:||PLA, ABS, ASA, PA6/69, PC, ULTEM™, PEEK|
|Support materials:||Soluble support ESM-10 HIPS|
|Nozzle temperature (max.):||500°C|
|Build plate temperature (max.):||180°C|
|Chamber temperature (max.):||180°C (active heating)|
|Filament chamber temperature (max.):||50°C|
|Software:||3DGence SLICER 4.0, 3DGence CLOUD|
An upgraded slicer to improve workflow
Furthermore, 3DGence has carried out a major overhaul of its industrial slicing software. Through its intuitive interface, 3DGence SLICER 4.0 enables quick access to selected print settings and, most importantly, a wide choice of thoroughly tested and engineered pre-defined material profiles that significantly simplify the process and ensure successful prints.
With the INDUSTRY F420, users will also be provided with access to 3DGence CLOUD Solution options.
“For the first time, we present an online platform for 3D printing management that allows users to overview the 3D printing process, including running and queuing print jobs, schedule maintenance, and administration tools for different employees. Everything that the operator needs is internet access.”Krzysztof Wilk, R&D Director at 3DGence
High-performance INDUSTRY F420 prints
Release date and price
The INDUSTRY F420‘s sales will be officially open at Formnext 2019, and shipping will start in December 2019. Its price will range from €49,000 to €75,000.