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3D Systems Introduces Engineered Composite Materials 3D Printer
AZoM ^ | December 3, 2013

Posted on 12/03/2013 3:12:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

3D Systems today announced the immediate availability of its ProJet® 5500X, a ground-breaking engineered composite materials 3D printer that delivers the highest quality, most accurate and toughest multi-material composites based on its latest MultiJet Printing (MJP) technology.

The ProJet 5500X simultaneously prints and fuses together flexible and rigid material composites, layer-by-layer at the pixel level, in a variety of colors and shades including opaque, clear, black or white and numerous shades of gray. 3DS' printed multi-material composites result in stunningly realistic, functional, large and small prototypes and products for a wide range of manufacturers, designers and engineers.

"Having unlimited options of engineered material properties within a single print is every designer's dream that when combined with the largest print volume in its class and true-to-CAD precision and fine detail makes the ProJet 5500X the clear choice," said Buddy Byrum, Vice President of Product and Channel Management, 3D Systems. "Designers and manufacturers alike are sure to discover new degrees of freedom and the reality of quick-turn production of functional multi-material assemblies, overmolded parts, rubber components, long-lasting living hinges and high-temp parts, all in one printer, all in a single print."

With its industrial-grade print head, the ProJet 5500X prints up to two times faster than any other printer in its class, and produces more than 60% larger volume than all other comparable systems, producing larger parts up to half a meter long, or more parts per print job.

The ProJet 5500X delivers fast composite material print speeds using breakthrough materials with properties that can be easily varied within a single part. This new VisiJet® composite family of materials is precisely mixed by the ProJet 5500X print head on the fly to achieve superior mechanical properties and custom performance characteristics, and comes with a 5-year print head warranty.

3DS invented MJP printers and was the first to commercialize it in 1996. Today its MJP printers are the company's best-selling category for the most demanding design-to-manufacturing applications for aerospace, automotive, jewelry, patient specific medical device and a variety of mechatronic and investment casting companies worldwide.

For more information on the ProJet 5500X go to http://www.3dsystems.com/3d-printers/professional/projet-5500x.

3DS is showing the ProJet 5500X and revealing a dozen new products that catapult its entire portfolio of design-to-manufacturing solutions forward at EuroMold 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany, December 3 – 6, 2013 at the Frankfurt Messe, hall 11, stand E68. The exponential speed, size and capacity gains delivered by these groundbreaking printers, advanced material options, and new scan-to-design and inspection tools defines the very essence of 3DPRINTING 2.0.

About 3D Systems Corporation

3D Systems is a leading provider of 3D content-to-print solutions including 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike with materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company also provides integrated software and hardware tools including scan to CAD and inspection. Its expertly integrated solutions replace and complement traditional methods and reduce the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly from digital input. These solutions are used to rapidly design, create, communicate, prototype or produce real parts, empowering customers to manufacture the future.

Source: http://www.3dsystems.com/


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 3dprinters; 3dprinting

1 posted on 12/03/2013 3:12:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
empowering customers to manufacture the future.

I just ODed on marketing speak. Gak.

/johnny

2 posted on 12/03/2013 3:18:01 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bfl


3 posted on 12/03/2013 3:19:43 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Obama is a proven liar, an admitted liar, an unrepentent liar.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I am about to get the new 3D scanner for SolidWorks.


4 posted on 12/03/2013 3:32:23 PM PST by mazda77
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t understand how they can sell something with giving any indication of price.


5 posted on 12/03/2013 3:48:18 PM PST by Revel
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To: Revel
how they can sell something with giving any indication of price.

Ever been married?

/johnny

6 posted on 12/03/2013 3:56:25 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mazda77
Cool. I'm all for the 3D printers. I just hate marketing droids. It's left over from the days when I was an enginneer.

/johnny

7 posted on 12/03/2013 3:57:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Someone majored in BuzzWord Scrabble!


8 posted on 12/03/2013 4:03:29 PM PST by BwanaNdege (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. J.F. Kennedy)
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To: BwanaNdege
And I hate them bastiches. But yes, you are correct.

"Wait! It doesn't straighten teeth"

"It doesn't make them crooked does it?"

/johnny

9 posted on 12/03/2013 4:10:40 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
...ODed on marketing speak..

Kinda like taking a nice long shower in cow flop, ain't it?

About all I've got to hear is "empowered" and I'm headed for the nearest exit...

10 posted on 12/03/2013 4:28:38 PM PST by Unrepentant VN Vet (For why should my Freedom be judged by anothers conscience? 1 Cor 10:29)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet
The director's meeting where I had to explain that 186,000 miles per second wasn't something I could change.

I became a cook not long after that.

Yeah.

/johnny

11 posted on 12/03/2013 4:31:28 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What I am getting is not a printer. It is something like a camera that uses lasers like a radar which cuts a big step out of creating parametric solids from the combined stitched scans into a single solid object. From there I can make 3D printed prototypes to test fit and then to send the solid file info to machine or sheet metal fabricated copies.

My particular interest is mostly for old car parts no longer available or short run castings of racing related parts that vendors will not release for my use to incorporate their parts into new chassis designs.


12 posted on 12/03/2013 4:45:50 PM PST by mazda77
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To: mazda77
Got it. I may remember you when I decide to restore the 240Z. I need a left headlight fairing. :)

/johnny

13 posted on 12/03/2013 4:48:06 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I have a 74-1/2 260 that is set to be parted out. The body and tub is just rusting away.


14 posted on 12/03/2013 4:53:55 PM PST by mazda77
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To: mazda77
1970. One of the originals with the 160MPH speedometer. I still have the owner's manual in good shape.

/johnny

15 posted on 12/03/2013 4:59:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Revel

The ProJet 5500X is a pretty good sized machine. Large build volume, fast, multiple material capability. People who need it will buy it and the price will be well worth it. But you can expect it to be $225,000 to start. This is professional level machine. Very sophisticated, lots of moving parts.


16 posted on 12/03/2013 6:00:21 PM PST by Paco
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To: mazda77

I’m very familiar with these technologies. I used to be a SW reseller and dabbled with various scanners. It’s amazing how the prices have come down. 3D Systems also introduced a new scanner exactly for the application you’re interested in. It takes geometry into SW directly, cleans up missing faces, etc. might be worth checking out if you haven’t bought yet.


17 posted on 12/03/2013 6:05:11 PM PST by Paco
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To: null and void

One for your pinglist.


18 posted on 12/03/2013 7:01:09 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can this 3D printer make new 3D printer copies of itself?
the “replicator” is alive and well......


19 posted on 12/03/2013 8:08:07 PM PST by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: Paco

What you described is exactly what I am getting.


20 posted on 12/03/2013 8:49:08 PM PST by mazda77
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To: BillT

Not yet, but there are some printers that can make some of their own replacement parts.


21 posted on 12/03/2013 9:12:11 PM PST by Paco
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; AFPhys; AD from SpringBay; ADemocratNoMore; aimhigh; AnalogReigns; archy; ...

Political power grows out of the nozzle of a 3-D Printer.

22 posted on 12/04/2013 8:28:11 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Paco

Thanks for giving me some idea.


23 posted on 12/04/2013 9:52:56 AM PST by Revel
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To: JRandomFreeper
"how they can sell something with giving any indication of price"

Ever been married?

LOL!

24 posted on 12/05/2013 8:49:17 AM PST by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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