We’re excited to announce that 3D Printing metallic elements is not a stretch on the Ultimaker Platform! This week, they launched the Ultimaker Metallic Growth Package as a brand new product to make sure that metallic printing is now a totally built-in functionality of the Ultimaker Platform.
Ultimaker’s metallic printing providing has been designed to offer an inexpensive, entry-level end-to-end answer to Ultimaker customers that want to cut back the manufacturing prices and lead time of metallic elements.
When Ought to You Think about Utilizing MFFF for Your Manufacturing Wants?
The candy spot for metallic printing purposes on an Ultimaker 3D printer is in small batch runs (from 1 to twenty items/12 months) of elements and elements that can not be purchased off-the-shelf. It is usually useful for creating personalized instruments and useful prototypes.
Low volumes of the sort of utility can find yourself being three to 10 occasions costlier if produced by conventional milling machines or different extra conventional metallic 3D processes.
Ultimaker customers can now discover a brand new vary of metallic 3D printing purposes by upgrading the Ultimaker S-line printers with the Metallic Growth Package. The brand new and less complicated workflow makes creating chrome steel elements simpler, extra environment friendly, and extra inexpensive.
Main advantages for customers in getting began with the Ultimaker Metallic Growth Package embody:
• Free Ultimaker Cura software program (5.1) with optimized metallic half slicing options
• Entry to the unique metallic FFF e-learning content material on Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy
• Entry to post-processing providers by the BASF Debinding and Sintering Order Administration Portal
•Entry to extra digital property and help assets the place you may instantly question metallic printing specialists
By bringing collectively the advantages of slicing elements utilizing Ultimaker Cura 5.1, with best-in-class BASF Ahead AM Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH filament, and the upper decision achievable with the Ultimaker 0.4 mm CC print core, customers can now:
• Obtain tolerances of beneath ± 0.4 mm for sintered elements
• Reduce distortions and delamination occurring throughout sintering
• Maintain porosity as little as 3% – 4% in remaining metallic elements
• Profit from actual 17-4PH chrome steel grade chemical and mechanical properties
BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH is a filament for producing metallic elements in 17-4 chrome steel on commonplace Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) printers. It may be totally warmth handled to excessive ranges of energy and hardness. It’s subsequently superb for Petrochemistry, Aerospace, Automotive, and the Medical Trade.
It’s designed for final ease of dealing with on standard Fused Filament Fabrication 3D printers. BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH combines higher freedom of design with a decrease whole value of possession – printing metallic elements simpler, sooner, and inexpensive. Elements printed with Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH receive their remaining properties, together with hardness and energy, by the catalytic debinding and sintering course of. The catalytic debinding expertise was developed and launched by BASF and has emerged because the trade commonplace.
Each Ultimaker Metallic Growth equipment comes with a roll of BASF Ultrafuse® 17-4 PH filament.