With Formnext 2023, the leading trade fair for additive manufacturing in Frankfurt, just a fortnight away, TRUMPF has announced an increase in the productivity of its TruPrint 2000 3D printer through a spec and feature upgrade. It has given the 3D printer a square build plate rather than a round one, and it has increased the power of the integrated fibre laser to 500 watts as an alternative to the 300 watts laser in the basic configuration.
Dental technology companies, for example, print up to 36% more removable partial dentures on a square build plate than on a comparable round build plate. TRUMPF will debut the 3D printer at this year’s Formnext event for the first time.
“The 3D printer is now also designed for mass production. Users from all industries benefit from the machine’s high productivity.”– Mirko De Boni, product manager at TRUMPF
TruPrint 2000 gets new features ahead of Formnext 2023
The TruPrint 2000 has two lasers as a multilaser version. Both lasers can process the entire build plate at the same time. When compared to the single-laser variant, users print 80 percent more components with the multi-laser variant.
De Boni added, “The TruPrint 2000 not only works very productively, but also precisely and with the highest quality.”
Medical technology manufacturers, for example, use 3D printers to create titanium skull plates, spine cages, and knee joints that meet the highest medical standards. TRUMPF 3D printing prioritises safety, especially in critical areas such as medical technology. Patients now receive high-quality implants with even greater long-term stability thanks to the TruPrint 2000 upgrade. The TruPrint 2000 can also print these implants in series if necessary.
The TruPrint 2000’s motorised beam expander automatically adjusts the laser spot diameter to the task at hand. The spot diameter is 55 or 80 micrometres depending on the application. The 80-micrometer spot allows for increased productivity. When special metal powders require a higher energy density, users can use the 55-micron spot. The TruPrint 2000 now shares the same process conditions as all other TRUMPF machines, thanks to the 80 micron beam size and optimised gas-flux.
“With this standardization, users can now easily transfer the parameters for printing their parts from machine to machine, such as from a TruPrint 2000 to a TruPrint 1000 or TruPrint 3000, allowing for more flexible manufacturing,” says De Boni.
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