Medium-Format AM Machine Reduces Downtime
IMTS 2018: Trumpf’s TruPrint 3000 is a medium-format additive manufacturing machine geared towards the large-scale production of complex metal parts.
Trumpf Inc.’s TruPrint 3000 is a medium-format additive manufacturing machine geared towards the large-scale production of complex metal parts. The machine can make parts from a variety of weldable materials including steel, nickel-based alloys, titanium and aluminum. The machine uses laser metal fusion (LMF) technology and processes parts measuring as large as 300 mm in diameter and 400 mm tall. The laser’s beam diameter measures between 100 and 500 microns. The system supports preheat temperatures ranging to 200°C.
The TruPrint 3000 features exchangeable build and powder supply cylinders to enable quick change-over and reduce downtime to as little as 30 min. between build jobs, the company says.. The exchangeable cylinders save operators time by enabling them to prepare a new set of supply chambers or unpack a finished build outside of the machine in a separate unpacking station. The system is equipped with two 75-L supply cylinders that contain enough powder to complete an entire manufacturing process.