The MD-400D high-temperature IDEX FDM 3D printer from Mingda, a Shenzhen-based maker of large-scale, industrial 3D printers, has been released. The MD-400D is the latest addition to Mingda’s expanding line of industrial 3D printers, which utilize additive manufacturing.
The MD-400D supports a broad variety of engineering grade materials, has a large build volume, and uses independent double extruder (IDEX) technology. There are additional supplementary amenities, such an air filtration system and automated bed leveling.
Complex prototype and design, jigs and fixtures, medical parts, aerospace components, research and teaching, and car manufacture are just some of the many uses that the MD-400D may be put to.
Features that make the Mingda MD-400D stand out
The IDEX design of the MD-400D allows for four unique 3D printing settings. This dual-extruder system provides greater flexibility and higher production than what is often seen in single-extruder, filament-based 3D printers. The two extruders operate autonomously, allowing for granular control.
In Duplicate Mode, the extruders will 3D print two copies of the same object at once. By switching to Mirror Mode, users may 3D print symmetrical models in half the time it would take with single extrusion technology. With Dual-Color Mode, you may 3D print your models with two alternative color schemes, giving you more creative control.
Finally, complicated structural models may be 3D printed effortlessly and exact using Support Mode. This enables for independent extrusion of both the high-performance and breakaway support materials. This greatly simplifies removing supports, guaranteeing a flawless final product for even the most intricate designs. To facilitate the creation of complex models with intricate interior geometries and hollow structures, several water-soluble support filaments are also supported.
For consistent and precise 3D printing with no chance of under extrusion, the MD-400D’s dual-gear direct extruder is an invaluable tool. The MD-400D can now use flexible filaments for 3D printing.
The extruders also have high-temperature hot ends reaching temperatures of up to 350°C. Engineering-grade materials such as PET-carbon fiber, PET-glass fiber, Nylon carbon fiber, Nylon glass fiber, ABS carbon fiber, and ABS glass fiber are all supported.
Common hot ends, which may get as hot as 250 degrees Celsius, can also be used. Common plastics, including PLA, ABS, PETG, and TPU are supported. Because these hot ends are interchangeable, users may swiftly adapt to new materials.
The MD-400D has a significant free mode build space of 400x400x400mm, making it one of the largest IDEX 3D printers available. This is perfect for mass manufacturing and prototype development. Large 200x400x400mm and 175x400mm construction volumes are available in Duplicate and Mirror modes.
The MD-400D’s automatic leveling features further boost productivity and print quality while decreasing the frequency of print failures. In addition, by calibrating the distance between the nozzle and the print bed, users may produce 3D-printed objects with extremely fine layer resolutions.
Also, a PEI base that can bend is integrated inside the 3D printer. Because of the platform’s high viscosity, printed components are less likely to get distorted and may be removed without much effort.
A metal enclosure is also part of this design. As a result, problems such as model shrinkage, warping at corners, and broken filaments are mitigated while 3D printing with ABS and other sophisticated materials. The end result is a 3D print with excellent quality, accuracy, and success rate.
Also incorporated is a mechanism for filtering out airborne pollutants down to the nanoscale. This solution guarantees a noise-free workplace since it operates invisibly.
At long last, the MD-400D sports a front-facing touch screen of 5 inches in size. This user interface (UI) is simple and straightforward, making it ideal for enhancing the 3D printing experience. The SD card slot, the U disk slot, and the Type-C port all function as print interfaces for the 3D printer.
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