INTAMSYS – Chinese manufacturer of 3D printers, presented the latest device in its offer – INTAMSYS FLEX 510. The system is dedicated to additive production from flexible materials and allows to achieve high quality of produced elements.
Nearly a year ago, the manufacturer presented a new version of its flagship device from the FUNMAT industrial series – Enhanced FUNMAT HT. The consistent expansion of the product offer allows the Chinese manufacturer to attract new customers. The INTAMSYS solutions are used by companies from around the world in the aviation, automotive, electronics production, as well as the world of medicine, education and scientific research.
Additive manufacturing with use of flexible thermoplastic materials can pose many problems associated with the 3D printing process at high speeds. INTAMSYS, listening to the clients’ needs, has developed a device dedicated to the production of flexible products, mainly for the sports and rehabilitation industry.
INTAMSYS FLEX 510 uses the proprietary SXBSTM (Smart eXtruder Bay System) method and allows the use of as many as four 3D printheads in the process. It gives the possibility to make 3D prints from materials such as TPU, which provide flexible, durable parts resistant to bending and deformation. Colin Fei, marketing director at INTAMSYS, says their solution can help support the development of innovative products and optimize production in line with mass personalization.
The device allows fast production with speeds up to 200mm / s. Thanks to this, 3D printing efficiency from flexible materials increases more than five times. What’s more, the system of two extruders gives the possibility of independent 3D printing of two objects simultaneously, which also reduces the duration of projects. The maximum extruder temperature is 270°C, while the table heats up to 100°C. The automatic leveling of the work table also saves time that is spent on device maintenance.
In addition, the manufacturer draws attention to the possibility of two-color 3D printing, which allows overcoming design restrictions. The INTAMSYS device gives designers freedom and design flexibility. It allows them to combine the design process with production, accelerating the implementation of projects and launching new products on the market.