EOS, a technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers, has introduced its EOS P 500 system for Additive Manufacturing (AM) at formnext 2017. The system addresses companies who want to mass produce polymer parts on an industrial scale in combination with premium part quality.
The new system offers high efficiency for lowest cost-per-part, comes automation ready and can process polymer materials, which require operating temperatures of up to 300 deg C. For the development of a first high-performance polymer, EOS recently signed a joint development agreement with Arkema. With the EOS P 500 businesses receive smart and robust technology to foster a reliable, flexible and cost-effective production.
The EOS P 500 builds twice as quickly as the current fastest laser sintering machine (EOS P 396) thanks to a dual-laser system fusing the powder and a new recoater. The latter applies a new layer of powder to the building platform with high speed (600mm/s) and maximum adjustability. Also, the material flow has been optimised. In contrast to previous systems, the EOS P 500 preheats polymer material in advance, before it is applied on the build platform, reducing layer times. The system can also reuse all recycled powder for the next build job at higher fill rates, further increasing the efficiency of the system.
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